The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children see an orthodontist as early as age seven. At this point, the orthodontist will evaluate whether your child will need Orthodontic Treatment. Early treatment ensures benefits for the child in the long run. Early treatment begins around the age of eight or nine years. The purpose is to correct the jaw growth, bite issues such as an overbite. Early treatment helps the permanent teeth to erupt and align properly, avoiding future issues such as crowded or crooked teeth. An early visit to an Orthodontist helps greatly in aligning the jaw and creating a perfectly normal facial structure, during adulthood.
Orthodontic problems such as crowding of the teeth, too much space between the teeth, jaw growth problems, protruding teeth, and bad bites can be inherited or caused by injury to the mouth, early or late loss of baby teeth, or thumb-sucking habits.
Most children lose all their baby teeth by age 13, and by the end of their teen years, the jaw bones will harden and stop growing. Orthodontic procedures for adults often take more time and can involve tooth extraction or oral surgery. Receiving early orthodontic treatment as a child can help prevent the need for orthodontics as an adult, leaving little to no chance of extraction or surgery in the future.
If your child is between the ages of seven and eight and shows signs of needing orthodontic care, contact us, and schedule an appointment. Our professionally qualified and skilled team will examine your child, and discuss with you the best steps to take toward caring for your child's smile.
Facial growth and development happen mostly during childhood only. Sometimes Orthopedic Treatment may precede conventional braces, but often the two are used at the same time. Take an appointment from Dr.Tariq Ansari, an expert Orthodontist of The Tooth Company located in the Jubilee Hills area of Hyderabad city. He has more than 14 years of experience. We have gained excellence in these procedures and have more than 35 years of combined experience in the treatment process, our consultants diagnose any misalignments in the teeth and jaw as well as the facial structure and can devise a treatment plan that integrates guiding both tooth movement and facial growth.
Early diagnosis prevents future damage and perfectly aligned permanent teeth of course with a beautiful face.