Pediatric orthodontics is a great idea when your child has issues with teeth and jaw alignment that cannot and should not wait until she or he reaches adolescence. At Winchester Orthodontics, we recommend that you bring him or her in as soon as you notice that there are concerns that could benefit from early treatment. And all kids should be evaluated by age 7 regardless. Being proactive is always the best course of action.
What are some of the signs that you should bring your child in for an examination? Teeth crowding, blocked out teeth, misaligned bite, large gaps between teeth, improper jaw growth, protruding teeth, mouth breathing, chewing problems, misplaced teeth, thumb or finger sucking, baby teeth either falling out early or staying in too long, jaws and teeth being out of proportion with face size, shifting jaws, and clicking or other sounds. That’s quite a list, but our Woburn child orthodontics wants you to be on the lookout for any of the above indications. The less time wasted before seeking care, the better the results are likely to be. The goal of our Woburn child orthodontics is to make room for the adult teeth that are yet to erupt, and to take an active role in jaw development. If you wait until your child is a teenager before taking action, the outcome that you’ll probably face is treatment that is more complicated, time-consuming, and expensive. And at that age, children are more self-conscious about their appearance than at nearly any other time. It should be a priority to keep her or him wearing braces to a minimum if it all possible.
Schedule an appointment for your child for our Woburn child orthodontics. Reach out to our office right now and let us schedule a convenient time for you to come in with him or her.