Dr Jay Burton, SmileMaker Orthodontics
Dr. Burton is one of the most trusted pediatric orthodontists in the Nashville and Hendersonville areas.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO
Though an Orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. Beginning orthdontic braces treatment while your child is young ensures the greatest result and the least amount of time and expense.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. So don’t delay. Set an appointment for our Free Orthodontic Consultation.
Early childhood orthodontic evaluation provides both timely detection of problems and greater opportunity for more effective treatment with braces or other alignment appliances.
And prudent intervention guides growth and development, preventing serious teeth alignment problems later. When orthodontic intervention is not necessary, an orthodontist can carefully monitor the growth and development and only then begin treatment when it is ideal for your child.
The reason the ideal age for kids to have Orthodontic braces treatment by the age of 7 are the first adult molars erupt which establishes the back bite. Therefore, during this time, an orthodontist can evaluate front-to-back and side-to-side tooth alignment. For example, the presence of erupting incisors can indicate possible overbite, open bite, crowding or gummy smiles. Timely screening and early treatment with braces increases the chances for an incredible smile.
Crowded teeth are more difficult to properly brush and floss, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. And also protruding teeth are more susceptible to accidental chipping. Crossbites can result in uneven tooth wear. Open bites can result in tongue-thrusting habits and speech impediments. Orthodontics isn’t just about having a great smile.
-Creating Room For Incoming Teeth
-Creating Facial Symmetry
-Reducing Trauma Risk To Teeth
-Preserving Space For Unerupted Teeth
-Reducing Need For Tooth Removal
-Reducing Braces Treatment Time