Carlsbad Pediatric Orthodontist
Are your child’s permanent teeth starting to come in? Have you been wondering when the right time is to take your child to see an orthodontist? The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children have a checkup with an orthodontic specialist by the time they are 7 years old. It’s better to start early with your pediatric orthodontist in Carlsbad. At Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, their expert staff is highly trained and experienced both in pediatric and orthodontic care. With an enthusiastic and warm, welcoming staff, they’re an exceptional resource to keep a close watch on the development of your child’s oral health.
Getting an early start is one of the best ways to help your child establish a healthy bite and proper jaw alignment. Your pediatric orthodontist in Carlsbad will examine your child’s teeth, jaws and bite, looking for any signs of problematic development that require intervention. Our orthodontist will also check if any oral habits, breathing, as well as speech or swallowing patterns are affecting the development of the teeth and jaws. Interceptive orthodontic treatment will be recommended as needed. Up into the early teens, children have a mix of permanent front teeth and molars, as well as baby teeth. Braces for a growing child can improve the alignment of the permanent teeth, guide the incoming teeth into proper positions, and help to improve some aspects of jaw growth and development. While orthodontic treatment as a growing child may be the optimal time for care, successfully aligning one’s smile can be done at any age. Older children, and adolescents who have all of their permanent teeth in place, should receive an evaluation at our office for orthodontic care.
With the help of your pediatric orthodontist in Carlsbad, you can ensure that your child develops a beautiful and well-aligned smile. To get started, call the office of Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, in Carlsbad, today to make an appointment.
6010 Hidden Valley Road, Suite 100
Carlsbad, CA 92011