There is no age limit for orthodontic treatment nowadays, regardless of the patient’s dental condition. Even so, initiating orthodontic treatment at a young age is still important. As a matter of fact, it might have a substantial impact on the overall length and cost of the orthodontic treatment.
Early orthodontic intervention has been shown to improve the final outcome. It is possible to completely analyze the front-to-back and side-to-side tooth connections of a young child since their permanent teeth have not yet erupted. This allows us to treat any potential issues at their early stages.
Our first step is to assess whether your child has any dental issues, such as crowding, open bites, overbite, or gummy smiles, that need to be dealt with. It is possible that treatment is not needed at all. But if treatment is necessary, we will work with you and your child to develop a plan that is tailored to your child’s unique situation.
Removable or fixed appliances may be used in early orthodontic treatment to provide more room for crowded teeth, preserve space for unerupting teeth, create facial symmetry through jaw growth, reduce the risk of tooth extraction, and shorten the overall treatment time in braces for each individual patient.
Get in touch with us to find out whether your child is a good candidate for early interceptive treatment.