As any parent knows, being able to give your child the best start in life is something we all strive for. And that should include the best start for healthy teeth.
At Waldman Orthodontics, we are passionate about sharing our knowledge of oral care to help ensure future generations enjoy healthy teeth and the confidence a beautiful smile brings.
Regular check-ups with your family dentist should quickly become a part of your child’s routine, but many parents don’t even think about taking their child to see an orthodontist. Therefore, you may be interested to know that seven is the age the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends children visit an orthodontist.
At the age of seven, most children have a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth. This makes it easier for us to be able to assess your child’s teeth and, most importantly, identify any signs of impending orthodontic problems.
An early consultation with an orthodontist enables us to:
It’s also helpful if parents keep an eye out for any signs and habits that could lead to orthodontic problems in children. While this may not always be easy, being alert to some of the more common characteristics could save you and your child time and money in the long-term.
Signs of potential orthodontic problems include:
To find out more about the different orthodontic treatments that could benefit your child, please contact the friendly team at Waldman Orthodontics today.
Some children benefit from Phase One or "early" treatment, prior to the eruption of the full set of permanent teeth. Dr. Waldman is an expert in this type of treatment and will advise you if your child could benefit from this treatment approach.
Some examples of the problems that benefit from Phase One treatment are:
Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment for an orthodontic evaluation. Early treatment now will give your child a healthy, beautiful smile for the future.