Giving young smiles a healthy start
Parents can help to intercept many common orthodontic problems by bringing their children in for an orthodontic visit by the age of 7. At this young age, Dr. Durrett can check for signs of potential orthodontic problems and provide early treatment when necessary. Rest assured, though, Dr. Durrett will only recommend early treatment if necessary and will take a conservative approach in the treatment recommended. Warning signs can include thumb-sucking, difficulty chewing, speech problems, mouth breathing, and crowded baby teeth.
Benefits of Early (Interceptive) Orthodontic Treatments:
Harness your child’s natural growth pattern
If early treatment is recommended, Dr. Durrett can customize a plan that coincides with your child’s natural facial growth and development phases. A variety of specialized orthodontic appliances can be used to help guide the teeth and jaws as children grow.
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If early treatment is not needed, Dr. Durrett may recommend monitoring your child’s growth and development over the years with an annual orthodontic checkup. In this way, we can provide the appropriate care if or when an orthodontic problem develops.
Contact our team today to learn more about early orthodontic treatments.