Early Orthodontic Intervention in Jackson, Ione and Pine Grove
The Sooner We See Your Child, the Easier the Treatment
“When I was about 11 years old, my friends used to make fun of me because my teeth had big gaps. I told my mom that I wanted to have perfect teeth. After two years of working with Dr. Kinzer and his team, my smile was just that. Perfect. Words cannot describe how good it feels to know that when I smile my teeth are beautiful!”
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that the best time for a child’s first visit to the orthodontist is by age 7. While your child will probably not need braces at this time, this early intervention allows the dentists at Jackson Creek Dental Group to identify any subtle problems with your child’s jaw growth and emerging permanent teeth. This early evaluation can also determine if a thumb-sucking habit is affecting your child’s developing dentition.
Early evaluation and possible intervention is very important because many orthodontic problems are easier to correct if they’re detected early. It can also help minimize the need for more extensive treatment at a later date, including extraction of permanent teeth. Most orthodontic patients begin active treatment between ages 9 and 14.