The Benefits of Pediatric Orthodontics
The early childhood and teenage years are the ideal time for orthodontic treatment. This is because the teeth, jaw, etc. are still growing and emerging. During this stage of development, we can often detect and correct potential problems before they become more serious. Not only does this save time, but it also saves a good deal of money.
The American Association of Orthodontists® recommends that a child receive their first orthodontic screening by age 7, and we encourage you to bring your child to our offices in Parker and Castle Rock, CO by this age to evaluate their need for orthodontic treatment.
As mentioned, early orthodontic treatment is valuable because a young child’s teeth have not finished erupting; this allows us to guide their eruption and address any problems at the earliest possible stage. Whether your child needs removable or fixed appliances, early orthodontic treatment can help to:
- Provide more room for crowded erupting teeth
- Preserve space for teeth that have not yet erupted
- Create facial symmetry by guiding jaw growth
- Reduce the possible need for tooth extraction
- Reduce the overall treatment time
When you bring your child to our practice, orthodontist Dr. Ted Struhs will be able to determine whether treatment is needed and when it should begin. If early orthodontic treatment is needed, we will create a personalized plan for your child’s orthodontic care to ensure they get the best possible results.
For more information and to set up your child’s FREE orthodontic consultation at our office, we invite you to call us today at 303-841-2262!