The alignment of your child’s teeth and bite affects their overall oral health, as well as their self-image. Achieving a well-aligned smile begins with your child’s first visit with our orthodontist in Morrow. At Davis Family Orthodontics, we begin tracking the development of your child’s teeth and their surrounding anatomy as soon as they visit us for their first checkup, and will provide an orthodontic evaluation when your child is between the ages of 7 and 11. Our goal is to diagnose misalignments and malocclusions from their outset, which allows for the most straightforward and effective outcome of care.
Typically treatment with braces and other orthodontic appliances will begin when children are between the ages of 12 and 14, however, in some cases interceptive treatment can serve as a first phase, making treatment later on easier and more effective. Interceptive orthodontic treatment guides the growth and development of your child’s teeth, jaw and the supporting bone structure. Arch expanders and orthopedic growth appliances help create more space in the jaw, making it possible to straighten crowded teeth without the need for extractions. In other cases, your orthodontist in Morrow may recommend space maintainers, which serve as placeholders for primary teeth that have fallen out too soon, to help guide the emerging permanent teeth into proper alignment. Interceptive treatment may also include appliances to modify behaviors such as thumb sucking and tongue thrusting, which can influence the alignment of your child’s teeth. We’ll take the time to help your child adjust to wearing their orthodontic appliance, and strive to make every visit to our office positive and stress-free.
At Davis Family Orthodontics we provide gentle, personalized care to help children achieve the healthy, harmonious smiles they deserve. With interceptive orthodontic treatment, our orthodontist in Morrow minimizes the need for more extensive orthodontic care later on. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.