Early Treatment

Orthodontics for Children

A straight and beautiful smile and good dental health makes a difference in your child’s health and self-confidence. While treatment for teens is more common, occasionally early intervention can pave the way for a better outcome as your child continues to grow and develop. There are several ‘warning signs’ when you should consider early treatment. A few of these warning signs include:

 

  • Thumb sucking
  • Teeth that touch abnormally or not at all
  • Early loss or late loss of baby teeth
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Jaws or teeth that seem out of proportion.
  • Jaws that make sounds
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Crooked or misplaced teeth

When should my child first visit the orthodontist and what are the benefits of early treatment?

Get a head start on your child’s care and contact us today.

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child’s first visit to an orthodontist happens by age 7. This is an important age when children are starting to transition from primary to permanent teeth. An early evaluation will highlight any underlying issues. A child who has no underlying issues will have their growth and development monitored. Alternatively, a proactive intervention can be necessary to set up a favorable growth environment for your child and help reduce the complexity of treatment in the future.

At Trosien Orthodontics, we are committed to creating a fun and encouraging early orthodontic experience for your child. During the visit, your child will learn about orthodontics and what they can expect to happen at Trosien Orthodontics in the future. We promise a relaxed, fun, and friendly environment. It’s the perfect opportunity for a positive dental experience for your child!