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Avoid invasive treatment later in life, address orthodontic issues early!

Early orthodontic treatment, also known as Phase One Orthodontics or Interceptive Treatment, is a proactive procedure for children who are developing teeth and jaws. It is designed to address problems while they are still in their early stages, reducing the need for more extensive treatment later on.

The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that children receive an orthodontic evaluation by the age of seven to assess the health of their jaws and teeth. In some cases, children as young as five may benefit from an early orthodontic exam. This is because certain orthodontic problems can be easier to correct when they are detected and treated at an early age.

Early orthodontic treatment can address a wide range of issues, including crowding, crossbite, underbite, and overbite. It can also help to create more space for permanent teeth to come in and to correct the position of the jaw, reducing the likelihood of the need for extractions in the future.

At Fayetteville Orthodontics, our experts are experienced in early orthodontic treatment and are committed to helping your child achieve a healthy smile. They will work with you to determine if early orthodontic treatment is appropriate for your child and will create a personalized treatment plan to meet their unique needs.

Signs your child may benefit from early orthodontic treatment include:

  • Early, late, or irregular loss of baby teeth
  • Protruding or misplaced teeth
  • Mouth breathing
  • Difficulty biting or chewing
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Crooked or crowded teeth
  • Prolonged thumb-sucking after the age of five
  • Overbite or underbite due to misaligned jaws
  • Jaws or teeth that are out of proportion with your child’s face

If you’re concerned about your child’s dental development, schedule your free consultation and take the first step towards your new smile! Please don’t hesitate to contact us or avail of our services at your earliest convenience.