Should Braces Go On Before Your Child’s Baby Teeth are Gone?

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While full braces usually shouldn’t don’t go on before most of your child’s baby teeth are gone, there are many reasons why you should arrange for an initial orthodontic assessment by age 7 or 8.

Identify Teeth Development Issues Early

Orthodontists are not only specialists in teeth alignment, they are also extensively trained in the growth and development of the jaws and facial bones. They are trained to spot subtle issues relating to the growth of jaws and developing teeth.

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These types of issues can get worse over time, leading to more involved treatment, including orthognathic surgery, to correct them later in life. The earlier a problem is identified, the earlier it can be planned for, corrected or even stopped.

The more information you have, and the earlier you have it, the better equipped you are to make an informed decision on how you can achieve the most desirable results. Early treatment of some issues can prevent them from becoming more serious, make future orthodontic care less involved, and reduce both the length and cost of treatment.

Some issues related to jaw and bone development, that may require modification, can be comfortably addressed with orthodontic appliances.

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When peak growth periods have passed, the opportunity to modify the development is significantly reduced, sometimes leaving surgery later in life as the only option to achieve optimal results.

Child Dental Assessment is Important

Early assessment may very well indicate that no treatment or intervention is required. The examination is an important opportunity for baseline measurements to be taken, which will allow comparisons at future visits. This information can provide indications as to if, when and what type of treatment may be required in the future.

Knowing this in advance is valuable in terms of planning for when treatment should be started to be as effective and efficient as possible. Knowing what the anticipated costs of treatment will be can also be very helpful

early child dental assessment is important

This information can provide indications as to if, when and what type of treatment may be required in the future. Knowing this in advance is valuable in terms of planning for when treatment should be started to be as effective and efficient as possible. Knowing what the anticipated costs of treatment will be can also be very helpful

If you’re looking for an assessment, more information, or a consultation on early orthodontic treatments, please contact us at Aurora Orthodontics today. No referrals are required and consultations are always at no charge.

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