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Pre-Orthodontics Information

It's Never too Early to be concerned with Orthodontics

The American Orthodontic Society recommends Orthodontics Greenville,SC| Orthodontic Care Greenville SC| Pre-Orthodontic Care Greenville SCthat your child get a comprehensive evaluation by the age of seven. Pre-Orthodontic services are an essential introductory phase of orthodontic treatment, during which your child will be seen intermittently to observe their facial growth, their permanent tooth eruption and the need for preventive measures. Pre-Orthodontics visits can vary in time length and are commonly scheduled on yearly to bi-yearly basis. Visits may increase as the need for active treatment approaches.With your pediatric dentist, ongoing pre-orthodontic evaluation are performed since your childs first visits as early as age 3.

Having knowledge of early childhood growth and development, as well as orthodontics, your child’s pediatric dentist can suggest minor corrective treatment to prevent serious orthodontic and/or orthopedic problems. They can also guide you in the right direction if full band orthodontics is required. Some problems of abnormal and malocclusion (bad bite) can be detected as early as age three. Your child's pediatric dentist will be the first person to make this diagnosis and help you decide if your child will need to see an Orthodontist.

Minor and effective interceptive actions can be taken by your pediatric dentist when children are between the ages of seven to nine years old. Most children don’t see an orthodontist until they are around age twelve or thirteen. Unfortunately, 80% of a child's facial growth is finished by that age. When neglected until the teen years some cases become a difficult situation to treat with compromised results.

In special cases needing early and extensive orthodontic therapy, your child’s dentist is trained to refer in a timely manner to an orthodontic specialist and not wait until the situation is out of hand. Ask your child’s pediatric dentist about any orthodontic concerns regardless of your child’s age.

Schedule an appointment today for a pre-orthodontics evaluation.

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