Early Orthodontics For Children

At W Orthodontics, our team enjoys helping children and teens work towards a more confident smile. Around the age of seven, we suggest scheduling your child’s first orthodontic screening. Early treatment can help patients avoid more extensive treatment in the future. During your child’s initial consultation, we will look for potential problems and suggest treatments for correcting those concerns while they are small. Orthodontic treatment can improve your child’s oral health and provide a good foundation for a healthy smile. If you are interested in pediatric orthodontics in White Plains, NY, call our team today to schedule your child’s first visit!

Phase 1 – Interceptive Treatment

In the first phase of orthodontic treatment, our team suggests simple treatments for addressing problems right away. When your child reaches their teen years, they will have less orthodontic needs because of interceptive treatment that was used. Phase 1 treatment can help in a variety of ways, including:

  • Making room for crowded, erupting teeth
  • Creating facial symmetry
  • Reducing the risk of trauma from protruding front teeth
  • Reducing the need for tooth extractions
  • Reducing the amount of time for orthodontic treatment in teen years
  • Boosting self-esteem with an improved smile

What To Expect With Early Orthodontics

Your child’s initial consultation will provide valuable information concerning their need for orthodontic treatment. During this visit, we will look for potential problems and create a plan for addressing these concerns. Alignment issues such as crowding, overbite, underbite and crossbite can sometimes be addressed. With early treatment, your child can be in a better position when they enter their teen years. Other times, early treatment is not necessary. To find out the best recommendations for your child’s orthodontic care, schedule their initial consultation! We will show you a step-by-step plan of simple treatments for improving your child’s teeth alignment. Give our team a call today to get started!

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