December is a great month to look back at the year and see how far your little one has come. They’ve grown so much over the past year and it may be time to consider orthodontic care. An orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, but there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. Beginning treatment at this time ensures the greatest result and the least amount of time and expense. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but vigilant examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment.
By the age of 7, the first adult molars erupt, establishing the back bite. During this time, an orthodontist can evaluate front-to-back and side-to-side tooth relationships. For example, the presence of erupting incisors can indicate possible overbite, open bite, crowding or gummy s miles. Timely screening increases the chances for an amazing smile.
At Sweetpea Smiles, we’d like to help you steer your child’s dental and orthodontic path toward success. We believe we can help you with any obstacles you might experience, even finances. If you’re concerned about the cost of orthodontics for your child, we offer a number of flexible financial options to help give your child a healthy and happy smile. Dr. Hunter will take the time that you need to ask questions and walk you through a thorough consultation so you will feel informed and empowered as you partner with us in your child’s total dental health.
Posted on behalf of Sweetpea Smiles