Early Orthodontic Treatment
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child see an orthodontist by age 7, and perhaps earlier if a an orthodontic concern is identified. Around age 7, the first adult molars typically erupt, which helps to define the back bite and allows Dr. Sydlewski to more effectively evaluate the bite.
While treatment at this age may not be necessary, orthodontic monitoring can help anticipate the ideal timeline for the most effective treatment and also help to prevent more serious problems in the future.
How can early treatment benefit my child?
Effective Early Treatment Can:
- Reduce the need for future tooth extractions
- Create space for crowded, erupting teeth
- Reduce the risk of potential injury to protruding front teeth
- Preserve necessary space for future permanent teeth
- Reduce future overall orthodontic treatment time