Premier Orthodontics Tips: Early Orthodontic Treatment

by Premier Orthodontics

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The American Association of Orthodontics* recommends taking your child for their first orthodontic examination by 7 years of age or at the first sign of an orthodontic problem. Premier Orthodontics offers this first consultation at no cost to help you understand and prioritize your smile needs.

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Magic Number 7

Initial orthodontic examinations are recommended by the age of 7 because at this age, children have a mix of both their baby teeth and permanent teeth. The orthodontist will examine your child as their permanent teeth replace their baby teeth and as their face and jawbones are growing. Your orthodontist is able to learn a great deal about your child’s teeth at this time to anticipate future dental needs and treatment options

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Why Would My Child Need Early Treatment?

The goal of early treatment is to create a better environment for your child’s permanent teeth as they develop and replace baby teeth. Many orthodontic problems are easier to correct if detected at an early age before jaw growth has slowed. Early treatment may mean that a patient can avoid costly surgery and more serious complications. Early treatment options that are available for your child depend on the type of of dental problem they may have. Early treatment options include but are not limited to braces, removal of baby teeth, aiding in the positioning of the tongue, using palate expanders to widen the jaw, and interventions to stop thumb-sucking habits.

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What Can I Do To Help Keep My Child Smiling?

Contact us today schedule a complimentary initial orthodontic examination! You can reach our team by phone toll-free at (833) 306-7846.

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Premier Orthodontics uses the most advanced orthodontic technologies and treatments available to consistently provide patients with the best results in the shortest time for each case. With over 30 years of experience, our doctors understand all the ways in which an orthodontic condition can prevent people of all ages from showing their smile. We provide orthodontic care ranging from early orthodontic treatment for children to specialized orthodontic care for adults. Our doctors have decades of experience designing unique treatment plans for patients, and regardless of your age, there’s a treatment which fits your lifestyle, case, and budget.

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*“Understanding Early Check-Ups | Parents Guide to Orthodontics.” American Association of Orthodontists, https://www.aaoinfo.org/blog/parent-s-guide-post/understanding-early-check-ups/. Accessed 25 Jan. 2019.

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