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The timing of braces and orthodontic treatment is very important in achieving the ideal result and preventing future problems with tooth and jaw alignment. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children first see an orthodontist for braces as early as age seven. The purpose of an early visit is to evaluate whether changes in the child’s skeletal patterns are needed. There are several advantages to early treatment. If detected early, harmful habits can be corrected to avoid further, more extensive treatment.
During your child’s initial evaluation, we will first determine if there are any problems that need to be addressed, such as potential crowding, open bite, overbite or gummy smiles. The Phase I treatment plan can include preventive, interceptive or modifying treatment. Orthodontic appliances may be placed to prevent a problem from occurring, correct a current problem or help direct jawbone growth. Multiple problems with tooth alignment, gums, jaws and facial problems can be corrected with Phase I treatment. When orthodontic intervention is not necessary, our orthodontist can carefully monitor growth and development and begin treatment when it is ideal.
To schedule an appointment at Benkovich Orthodontics, call 410.268.1700 today!