Early treatment for children here at Davis Family Orthodontics can make all the difference between complex, time intensive, and expensive treatment in his or her teen years, and simpler and faster results in that all too crucial period of life. In fact, some kids who get early treatment are able to avoid later orthodontics entirely. While that isn’t a sure thing, at minimum you can be sure that you’re being proactive when it comes to the proper positioning of her or his teeth and jaws.
Early treatment is sometimes called interceptive orthodontics. You should bring your child in by no later than age 7 for an evaluation. And if you become aware of certain indications, it is a good idea to come in even sooner. Our kids orthodontics Rockbridge can result in positive results via the active guidance of tooth growth and jaw development. Room can be made and maintained for the adult teeth that have yet to erupt. Some of the most common signs that you should be on the lookout for in terms of taking advantage of our kids orthodontics Rockbridge are teeth growing in crooked, breathing through the mouth, sucking of the fingers or thumbs, tooth crowding, chewing problems, misplaced teeth, losing baby teeth too early, keeping baby teeth in for too long, teeth being blocked out, shifting jaws, and sounds made when the jaws move up or down. If your child is experiencing any of the above, don’t hesitate to get evaluation for early treatment. You can expect a detailed plan of action along with the reasons why those aspects of treatment are likely to produce the types of outcomes that will benefit your child the most.
Reach out to our office right now and arrange a time to bring your child in for our kids orthodontics Rockbridge.