The American Association of Orthodontists recommends all children get a checkup with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7.
As a Richboro pediatric orthodontics expert in early interceptive treatment Dr. George realizes there is a critical period of time when a child needs evaluation for orthodontic related concerns to determine if they need braces. Early detection of some orthodontic problems is necessary to prohibit more serious problems later on.
Benefits of Early Treatment & Braces for Kids
- 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 pediatric 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 pediatric orthodontic screening is also beneficial to our Richboro patients as Dr. George can carefully monitor the growth and development of the patient and begin offering braces to kids when it is most advantageous.