Therefore, seeking early orthodontic treatment ensures optimal oral health outcomes for your child while avoiding more complicated procedures that could have been avoided altogether with timely intervention.
Before your child has all of their adult teeth, you can visit our orthodontist at Lawless Orthodontics for an evaluation to determine whether your child will need orthodontic treatment. Some children may need orthodontic intervention as young as six, while others will not need orthodontic treatment until their teenage years or even adulthood.
Early treatment can correct common orthodontic problems, including an overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, crowding, or spacing issues. In some cases, early intervention can prevent the need for more extensive orthodontic treatment in the future.
It's important to remember that just because your child does not need orthodontic treatment right now does not mean they will never need it. Periodic checkups with an orthodontist are essential throughout life to ensure that the teeth and jaw are growing and developing correctly and to identify potential problems early on.