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Most parents want to give their children a great start at good oral health. So, they take their little ones to regular appointments for preventive care and make sure to brush their pearly whites every day. But, what if your dentist told you that your kid has a predisposition for developing a malocclusion, such as an underbite? Can you do anything to prevent or have to wait until their adult teeth emerge so they can get braces?
Enter early orthodontic treatment.
In this short article, we will explain what early orthodontic treatment is, how it works, and how it can benefit your child.
Early orthodontic treatment, also known as Phase 1 treatment, is a treatment that can begin when your child still has their primary teeth. If the dentist notices any potential orthodontic problems, they may recommend early treatment to address and correct issues while the child's jaw and facial bones are still growing. Early prevention and intervention can make it easier to correct and prevent complex issues from arising, such as underbites, crossbites, crowded teeth, gapped teeth, extra or missing teeth, or even thumb-sucking.
Here's how early orthodontic treatment can help:
The best way to determine if your child needs early orthodontic treatment is to see Dr. Tessler at Kyle Orthodontics. She will perform a complete and thorough examination of your child's mouth and help you understand if and how this type of treatment might help your little one and set them up for great oral health.
If you still have questions about early orthodontic treatment or want to learn more about our services, don't hesitate to get in touch and book an appointment with Dr. Tessler.
You can do it by filling out our online form or calling us directly at (512) 262-7895.
We are eager to meet you!