Alignment problems can arise in the teeth of children as young as 7 years old. That is why Dr. Darrell Spilsbury recommends an initial orthodontic exam at that age to determine whether your child is at risk for developmental issues in their teeth and jaws. Having our orthodontist examine your child will increase the chance of catching problems that can threaten the health of their smile, their jaw development, and even their speech development. If you have any questions about the benefits of braces for children in Henderson, Nevada, please contact Spilsbury Orthodontics today.
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 the age of seven years, 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 save you and your child 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 manipulating jaw growth
• Reduce the possible need for tooth extraction
• Reduce the overall treatment time
When you bring your child to our practice, our dentist 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!