Timing is a greatly influential factor when it comes to treating children for orthodontic problems. Early treatment can make a dramatic difference in the severity and duration of corrective measures that may be needed down the road. At Children’s Dentistry of Coral Springs, we strive to provide early intervention for children in order to help them attain straight, healthy smiles. Overall, our goal is to identify, intercept, and address problems at the earliest stages of a child’s development.
To learn more about early orthodontic treatment and how it can benefit your child, please call our Coral Springs, FL office today to schedule an appointment.
How To Tell If Your Child May Need Early Treatment
It is important to be aware of any signs that may indicate that your child needs early orthodontic care. Early signs can include things such as difficulty chewing or speaking, a protruding jaw, difficulty with biting and swallowing, lack of facial symmetry, crowded teeth, and any other indications that could signify an improper function of the teeth or jaw. If you notice any of these signs in your child, please contact us to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
If early treatment is avoided in the above cases, it can lead to a wide range of issues—such as severe malocclusion, TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder), bruxism, speech impediments, and even social impairment. The treatment for these resulting problems may require more intensive and expensive methods than what we can do today; such methods may involve surgical procedures and tooth restoration.
What Causes Orthodontic Problems & How Will Early Treatment Benefit My Child?
Orthodontic problems can be caused by a variety of factors—ranging from genetics to habits such as thumb-sucking, or even an injury. In either case, early intervention can help to prevent further damage and address current issues; this treatment can be beneficial for the following reasons:
- It can reduce the severity of a problem, which may prevent the need for more invasive treatments in the future.
- It can help to reduce treatment time and cost, as well as provide a more attractive smile.
- Early treatment can also help with the development of speech, muscle coordination, and chewing abilities.
- Most importantly, early treatment helps establish a familiarity between the child and the orthodontist that makes any future treatment less intimidating and more comfortable for everyone involved.
Early Orthodontic Solutions
In order to halt the progression of an orthodontic problem, we may suggest a variety of early orthodontic solutions tailored to your child’s specific needs. These solutions may include, but are not limited to:
- Removable Appliances
- Space Maintainers
At Children’s Dentistry of Coral Springs, we are dedicated to providing the best possible care for our young patients. Our team of experienced and skilled orthodontists can identify potential risks and provide early intervention in order to maximize the efficacy of orthodontic treatments, and provide your child with the care they need in order to develop a healthy smile. If you believe that your child may be a candidate for early orthodontic care, contact us today to schedule an appointment.
We are here to answer any of your questions and concerns about orthodontic treatments for children. Contact us today to get started on your child’s journey toward a perfect smile! We look forward to hearing from you.