Orthodontics specializes in perfecting smiles using orthodontic appliances.
Dr. Shah believes that most orthodontic conditions are easier to correct if they’re addressed early. Knowing that your child might need or not need corrective dental work offers every parent peace of mind and preparation knowledge. It is suggested to have your child be evaluated by an orthodontist in the earliest stage of development to foresee any questionable signs.
Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment
Interceptive orthodontic treatment is all about preventing severe problems that could affect your child’s oral and cosmetic health. Treatment will open the door of opportunity for an orthodontist to have control over where the permanent teeth come in by addressing the structure of the jaw and teeth while the primary teeth are still in the mouth. Usually around age seven, an orthodontist can assess your child’s mouth and structure to know how it will develop as the permanent teeth start to emerge or if bite issues will occur.
Common Types of Teeth Issues and Bite Conditions
-Teeth not emerging in the right sequence
-Ankylosed teeth: a condition where the tooth stops erupting and stays in the same place, causing the permanent tooth to be displaced as it breaks through the gum surface
Benefits of Early Intervention:
-Better prognosis for permanent teeth development
-Correct poor habits that can affect developmental problems;thumb sucking or tongue thrusting
-Correct any bite issues; over bite, cross bite or deep bite
-Guide the stages of jaw growth to accommodate emerging teeth
-Lower the risk of damage to any protruding teeth
-Create an aesthetically pleasing and functional arrangement of teeth, lips and face
-Alleviate potentially harmful or invasive, dental correction
-Improve self-esteem and confidence
A consultation with A+ Pediatric Specialty Care is key to becoming more comfortable with future treatments if necessary. Begin building a relationship with us that can allow your child to have a lifetime of smiles ahead!
For more information about Orthodontics at A+ Pediatric Specialty Care in the Pennsylvania area, please fill out our contact form or call us at 215-643-9400.