The childhood and teenage years are a great time for orthodontic treatment, especially braces. The American Association of Orthodontists® recommends that a child receive their first orthodontic screening by age 7. We encourage you to bring your child to our office by this age to evaluate their need for braces treatment. When we start braces treatment early, we can often detect and correct potential problems before they become more serious, saving time and money in the long run.
Early braces treatment is advantageous because a young child’s teeth have not finished erupting, allowing us to guide their eruption and address any problems at the earliest possible stage. Whether your child needs removable or fixed braces appliances, early orthodontic treatment with braces can help to provide more room for crowded erupting teeth, preserve space for teeth that have not yet erupted, create facial symmetry by guiding jaw growth, reduce the possible need for tooth extraction, reduce the overall treatment time, and so much more! Early orthodontic treatment can help to:
For more information about braces and to set up your child’s orthodontic consultation at our office in Yuma, Arizona, we invite you to call or visit us today! When you bring your child to our practice, our orthodontist will be able to determine whether braces treatment is needed and when it should begin. We will create a personalized treatment plan for optimal results if early braces treatment is necessary.
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