At Happy Teeth Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics we provide comprehensive pediatric dental care as well as orthodontics for children in Fair Oaks to help your child attain a healthy, well-aligned smile. Most problems affecting the alignment of the teeth and jaw can be identified by the time children are in first or second grade, which is why the American Association of Orthodontists recommends bringing your child for a checkup with an orthodontic specialist by the time they’re 7 years old. You can rest assured that your child’s smile is in the best of hands at our office. Our highly trained orthodontist provides gentle, personalized care, answering any questions you or your child have throughout every visit.
While orthodontic treatment with braces may not commence until your child is older, bringing your child in for an assessment around the age of 7 allows our team to begin evaluating the growth and development of your child’s teeth and jaw, and determine if any early treatment is needed and to design a timetable for your child’s treatment plan. During your child’s orthodontic evaluation, we’ll assess the relationship between the upper and lower jaws, the development and eruption of the permanent teeth, and determine if any premature tooth loss or habits such as thumb sucking and tongue thrusting are affecting your child’s occlusion. In certain cases we may recommend interceptive treatment or a habit appliance, which serve as a first phase of care and can prevent more extensive orthodontic treatment later on. When children are ready for treatment with braces, clear aligners or another orthodontic appliance, we’ll design a course of care that suits their specific needs. As skilled providers of care, we make orthodontics for children in Fair Oaks a rewarding, positive, and stress-free experience.
With a comprehensive orthodontic evaluation, our orthodontist at Happy Teeth Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics helps set children on the right path towards attaining the harmonious smiles they deserve. We utilize state-of-the-art approaches to deliver the most effective orthodontics for children in Fair Oaks. To learn more or to schedule an orthodontic checkup for your child, call today.