Orthodontics for Children
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children be seen by an orthodontist around the age of seven for an initial examination. By visiting our orthodontists early on, we can help identify any potential problems and provide treatment before they disrupt your child’s smile. When early orthodontic treatment is needed, Dr. Peter Bayer and Dr. Leigh Bayer Curtis are very conservative in prescribing a treatment plan. When we are able to start treatment early, we can often detect and correct potential problem before they become more serious. This can save you and your child time as well as money. To learn more about early treatment, or to schedule your child’s appointment, call us today at (850)-244-8602.
The childhood and teenage years are a great time for orthodontic treatment. The American Association of Orthodontists® recommends that a child receive their first orthodontic screening by age 7, and we encourage you to bring your child to our office by this age to evaluate their need for orthodontic treatment. When we are able to start treatment early, we can often detect and correct potential problems before they become more serious. This can help save time as well as money.
Early orthodontic treatment is advantageous because a young child’s teeth have not finished erupting; this allows us to guide their eruption and address any problems at the earliest possible stage. Whether your child needs removable or fixed appliances, early orthodontic treatment can help to:
- Provide more room for crowded erupting teeth
- Preserve space for teeth that have not yet erupted
- Create facial symmetry by guiding jaw growth
- Reduce the possible need for tooth extraction
- Reduce the overall treatment time
When you bring your child to our practice, our orthodontists will be able to determine whether treatment is needed and when it should begin. If early orthodontic treatment is needed, we will create a personalized treatment plan for optimal results. For more information and to set up your child’s orthodontic consultation at our office, we invite you to call or visit us today!