While most children do not require treatment, there are certain orthodontic problems that should be corrected early. These problems include crossbites, crowding, preserving space for unerupted permanent teeth and protruding teeth.
Though an orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. Beginning treatment at this time ensures the greatest result and the least amount of time and expense. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the children should see an orthodontist by the time they are 7 years old. The reason for this is that children experience a lot of skeletal bone growth during this time, and this gives orthodontists the perfect window to address any problems before they become even bigger ones. By scheduling a consultation early, Dr. Silver or Dr. Strum is able to monitor your child’s smile and be able to make prudent intervention at the most advantageous time for your child’s smile.
No one knows smiles like the orthodontists at Silver Smiles. If you’re ready to get a smile that makes you want to smile, you’ve found the right solution at Silver Smiles Orthodontics.
If you’re in need of general dental work like cavity repair, teeth cleaning, caps, crowns or veneers, give us a call and we’ll be happy to refer you to an outstanding general dentist in your area.