Here at Sundance Orthodontics, we can help you create a straight and healthy smile at any age, but we have found great success with early orthodontic treatment. When your child receives orthodontic evaluations and/or treatment at a young age, they are protected from poor smile development and costly dental treatments in the future.
Dr. Endrizzi suggests early treatment, or phase I treatment, only for young patients who could truly benefit from early intervention. Around the age of 7, a child’s first adult molars erupt, and their bite begins to change. This is a crucial time for your child’s smile, and crowding, gaps, overbite, and other issues become a possibility.
If Dr. Endrizzi notices any of the telltale signs of a future misalignment issue, he will provide your child with effective early treatment orthodontics. Phase I orthodontics will ensure a more attractive and functional adult smile, and offer many other benefits as well. Early orthodontic treatment can:
- Maintain sufficient space for unerupted adult teeth
- Create more room in an overcrowded smile
- Promote facial symmetry and healthy teeth
- Ensure a proper and comfortable bite
- Reduce the chances of TMJ disorder
- Reduce the risk of trauma to the front teeth
- Increase ease of speaking and chewing normally
In addition to all of the advantages listed above, Phase I orthodontics can also set your child up for a lifetime free of decay or disease. Crooked and crowded teeth are difficult to care for, and they provide nooks and crannies for bacteria to hide and eat away at the teeth. A straight smile is at a lower risk for painful dental decay, swelling and bleeding gums, and tooth loss.
Bring your child in for an examination and consultation to increase their chances of growing into a stunning, healthy, and functional smile. Call us today at Sundance Dental Care to get started.