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Jan
8

When to Schedule Your Child’s First Orthodontic Consultation

Posted in Orthodontics

If your kid is around 7 years of age, then now is a great time for his or her first orthodontic visit.

Why is orthodontic treatment so important?

A few things are essential for your child to have a healthy smile:

  • Cavity-free teeth
  • A beautiful grin to boost confidence
  • Fresh breath
  • Healthy gums
  • A balanced diet

All of these factors may be affected by having crooked teeth. Braces could be the key to your child having excellent dental health for life.

The Benefits of Starting Young

For one thing, it’s easiest to treat issues before they become real problems. An orthodontist can take a look at your child’s mouth and determine whether or not help will be needed, and if so, how much.

While kids are small, the bone in the mouth and jaw is still developing. A lot of orthodontic issues can be corrected easily by guiding bone growth in the right direction. The time to take advantage of this process is while kids are still young.

Why Age 7?

The age of 7 is a time when both boys and girls can expect to have a mix of adult and baby teeth in their mouth. A sever-year-old’s mouth provides a nice map for the orthodontist to base predictions of oncoming problems that can be avoided.

Schedule your son or daughter’s consultation with an orthodontist as soon as possible. The office will let you know what to expect at the first visit. Starting orthodontic treatment at a young age is an important way you can help your child avoid serious dental issues later on. Braces could be your kid’s key to a bright and healthy future!

Posted on behalf of:
Walton Orthodontics
2609 Peachtree Pkwy #C
Suwanee, GA 30024
(770) 663-0955

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