With children, the baby teeth help guide their permanent teeth into the correct positions. However, sometimes complications may arise. These include early crowding, trauma, or permanent teeth that do not emerge. Early detection of these issues can keep small problems from becoming larger ones further down the road.
Apart from helping ensure that your children achieve the brightest smiles, early dental intervention is also useful in helping to rectify any facial or jaw development issues that are of concern. We know how important it is to ensure that your child grows up with a balanced facial structure, and we are here to help.
Age 7 to 8 is considered the optimal time for screening as by the age of 7, the first adult molars erupt, establishing the back bite. During this time, we can evaluate front-to-back and side-to-side tooth relationships. For example, the presence of erupting incisors can indicate possible overbite, open bite, crowding or gummy smiles. Timely screening increases the chances for an incredible smile.
It is important to address these problems. Research shows that an inbalanced jaw and face structure can increase the chances of speech and eating difficulties. It can also possibly result in self-esteem issues in the long run.
✔ Creating room for crowded, erupting teeth
✔ Creating facial symmetry through influencing jaw growth
✔Redu cing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth
✔ Preserving space for unerupted teeth
✔ Reducing the need for tooth removal
✔ Reducing treatment time with braces