Preadolescent and Adolescent Treatment
Timing of orthodontic treatment for our younger patients is important. We do not believe all youngsters require immediate intervention, as some problems will resolve as development progresses. In other cases, there may be little advantage to early intervention, but an evaluation at approximately age 7 provides the opportunity to make the appropriate recommendation.
During your child's initial evaluation, we will first determine if there are any problems that need to be addressed, such as potential crowding, open bite, overbite or gummy smiles. It is possible that immediate treatment is not necessary at the time or even at all. However, if treatment is indicated, we will create a personalized treatment plan for your child that will prove to be the most beneficial.