What Is Early Treatment?
Early treatment can prevent or intercept more serious problems before they develop, and may make treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated.
Dr. Goldberg and Dr. Davis can sometimes achieve results that may not be possible once your child’s face and jaws have finished growing.
Kids Should Get an Orthodontic Check-Up By 7
For a smile that’s long-lasting and healthy, your child needs teeth and jaws that are properly aligned – in other words, a healthy bite.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that your child get an orthodontic check-up by no later than age seven.
Most children have developed enough for subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth to be clear before all baby teeth have grown in.
This check-up may reveal that your child’s bite is fine and braces aren’t necessary at this time.
Alternatively, Dr. Goldberg and Dr. Davis may identify a developing problem but recommend monitoring your child's growth and development.
We would then be able to begin treatment at the optimal time for your child.
In other cases, Dr. Goldberg and Dr. Davis might find a problem that can benefit from early treatment.