At Happy Teeth Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics, we provide gentle, personalized children’s orthodontics 95628 to help your child achieve a healthy, well-aligned smile. We carefully monitor the growth and development of your child’s smile and provide early, interceptive treatments as may be indicated to help guide your child’s newly emerging teeth into the proper alignment. We always customize care to address the unique needs of every child.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends bringing your child in for an orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7, which is when the first permanent teeth typically begin to erupt. The purpose of this initial orthodontic examination is to begin tracking the growth and development of your child’s teeth, jaws and bite, and to determine if any early intervention is recommended. Your child’s orthodontic evaluation will also focus occlusion, the alignment of the teeth, and the growth of the jaws as well as any harmful oral habits. Behaviors such as persistent thumb or digit sucking and tongue thrusting, can lead to misalignments and malocclusions. Although orthodontic treatment will typically not commence until your child is older, between the ages of 9 and 14, in certain cases, interceptive treatment can serve as a preliminary phase of orthodontic care. Interceptive treatment is recommended when your child has a mixture of both permanent and primary teeth, and uses this mixed stage of dentition to its advantage, helping to guide the positioning of the newly emerging permanent teeth. The objectives of children’s orthodontics 95628 interceptive treatments are to influence jaw growth, create more space for crowded teeth, help to correct harmful habits, and improve facial aesthetics. Our team will keep both you and your child informed and at ease at every visit, and will answer any questions you may have regarding your child’s treatment.
For personalized, state-of-the-art approaches to children’s orthodontics 95628, visit us at Happy Teeth Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics. With interceptive orthodontic treatment we help children enjoy the healthy, harmonious smiles they deserve. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.