The American Association of Orthodontists recommends all children get a check up with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7.
As an expert in early interceptive treatment Dr. George realizes there is a critical period of time when a child needs evaluation for orthodontic related concerns. Early detection of some orthodontic problems is necessary to prohibit more serious problems later on.
Benefits of Early Treatment
- More favorable outcome
- Limit tooth extractions
- Create room for crowded teeth
- Eliminate root and/or tooth damage
- Correction of bad oral habits
- Increased facial symmetry
- Improve jaw harmony
- Limit risk of trauma to protruding teeth
- Correct bite problems
- Most importantly, improve self-esteem
To ensure the release of each individual’s perfect smile, make certain to request a free orthodontic evaluation for your child before the age of 10, however, preferably by the age of 7.
Phase 1 of Early Orthodontic Treatment
Phase 2 of Early Orthodontic Treatment
Common Bite Problems Seen in Children
Early screening is also beneficial to our patients as Dr. George can carefully monitor the growth and development of the patient and begin treatment when it is most advantageous.