The childhood and teenage years are a great time to start orthodontic treatment. When we are able to start treatment early, we can often detect and correct potential problems before they become more serious. This can help save time as well as money.
Early orthodontic treatment is advantageous because a young child’s teeth have not finished erupting; this allows us to guide their eruption and address any problems at the earliest stage possible. Whether your child needs removable or fixed appliances, early orthodontic treatment can help to:
- Provide more room for crowded erupting teeth
- Preserve space for teeth that have not erupted yet
- Create facial symmetry
- Reduce the possible need for permanent tooth extraction
- Reduce overall treatment time
If early orthodontic treatment is needed, Dr. Tevebaugh will create a personalized treatment plan for optimal results.