The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children receive an orthodontic exam by the time they turn seven. This gives our orthodontist an idea of what orthodontic treatment is required and when to begin.
Most children lose all baby teeth by age 12 or 13. Their jaw bone hardens and stops growing by the end of their teenage years. So it’s easy to understand why early intervention is nothing but a win-win for all.
It’s so much easier, less traumatic and time-consuming, and a lot less expensive to nip an orthodontic problem in the bud.
It also gives parents peace-of-mind that they’re providing their kids with the best possible head start to a perfect smile – by catching and addressing an orthodontic problem that could lead to additional problems later on. Looking for early intervention for kids in Irvine? We offer orthodontic exams for kids and treatment.
iSmiles Orthodontics highly recommends early intervention consultations, every six months starting at age 7, so we can monitor your child’s development and make the best recommendations.
Obviously, a child who sucks their thumb, has severely crowded teeth, or upper and bottom teeth that don’t line up, is a potential candidate for early intervention. But there are many conditions a parent cannot see that can only be measured by a professional orthodontic exam.
Early intervention Phase 1 treatment plans, which usually start at around age 9, are like an orthodontic blueprint for successful outcomes. They are designed to:
- help prevent teeth misalignment by guiding the growth of their jaw and teeth;
- regulate the development of their dental arches;
- provide adequate space for their permanent teeth;
- reduce the need for tooth extractions;
- decrease the risk of impacted permanent teeth,
- and prevent speech problems or abnormal swallowing
Using the newest technologies and orthodontic treatment techniques, iSmiles Orthodontics has an excellent record working with children and pre-teens.
The iSmiles team also works together to create an office atmosphere that’s welcoming and fun, and understands how a dash of TLC can turn a potentially scary experience into a happy one.
If you are searching for early intervention for kids in Irvine, we are happy to offer orthodontic exams for kids and treatment.
iSmiles offers complimentary consultations for early intervention for kids in Irvine. Contact us to schedule an orthodontic exam for kids. It only takes a moment to set up an appointment that literally can change your childs life.
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