As parents, our children’s health is always of primary concern. This includes making sure that their growth and development progresses as it should. One of the most common concerns of parents seeking dental care for their children is the alignment of their teeth and jaws. At Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, our specialists are prepared to advise parents wondering about whether early orthodontic treatments are necessary for their children. Orthodontists are trained to examine, monitor and intervene with issues pertaining to your children’s bite, alignment, teeth and jaws. Once your children’s permanent teeth begin to come in, scheduling a visit with your Carlsbad pediatric orthodontist for an early orthodontic evaluation is the best way to plan ahead for your children’s oral care.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that parents bring in their children for an orthodontic examination by the age of 7. Generally speaking, that’s the prime age for your Carlsbad pediatric orthodontist to assess how your child’s permanent teeth are coming in. In some cases, your orthodontist can intervene early on to make sure that there is enough room for permanent teeth to grow in properly, or that the growth and development of the jaws is progressing in an optimal fashion. Your pediatric orthodontist can also assess the development of any underlying permanent teeth, and address any harmful oral habits that can negatively affect their bite, such as prolonged digit sucking, tongue thrusting, or certain swallowing and breathing patterns.
At Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, your Carlsbad pediatric orthodontist and the rest of our professional team provide the exceptional quality care your children deserve. Whether your children stand to benefit from interceptive orthodontics, braces, or requires any type of pediatric dental care, we’ve got you covered. If your children are approaching the 7-year mark, or are older, consider scheduling an appointment for an orthodontic evaluation at Great Smiles today. To get started, call our office today!