Monitor Your Child For Potential Dental Issues
Though children have a mix of primary and permanent teeth when they’re 7 years
old, parents should start monitoring the development of their youngsters’ teeth at
the age of 6 months. That’s when primary teeth begin to erupt. Moms and dads can
start observing if their kids’ teeth are growing in properly.
For a superior orthodontic practice that delivers gentle and compassionate
treatment, choose the office of Orthodontics Inc.. We have a solid reputation
for providing first-class care for children and adults. Our team is skilled in the total
range of services that will establish and maintain the health and beauty of our
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children see an
orthodontist no later than age 7. These dental professionals are experts at
determining if a problem exists or is emerging. However, these issues should lead
you to take your child to an orthodontist before he (or she) reaches 7. An
orthodontist is uniquely trained to evaluate children’s growth and the exchange of
baby teeth for permanent teeth.
But don’t wait until he’s 7 to take your child for an orthodontic consultation if his
teeth: are crowded, misplaced or blocked out; bite into his cheek or the roof of the
mouth; stick out; cause speech, chewing or bite problems; are extremely crowded
or spaced; or meet abnormally or not at all.
Also, be on the lookout for early or late loss of primary teeth; facial imbalances;
jaws that shift, protrude, recede or make noises; missing or a surplus of teeth; and
breathing through his mouth. The correction of an underbite (the upper teeth are
behind the lower teeth) or crossbite (the lower teeth are outside the upper teeth)
lends itself to timely treatment.
Countless patients have gotten their winning smiles from the office of
Orthodontics Inc.. To learn more about our state-of-the-art courses of
treatment, please call us today. We want to start your child off with a gorgeous
smile that he will cherish and everyone will admire.