Children’s Orthodontics: Early Evaluation & Treatment
The reason the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have an initial screening by the age of seven is that all of the permanent incisors (front teeth) and the permanent first molars should have erupted by this age. Children's orthodontics could be necessary if your children exhibit any of the symptoms listed above. There are also many benefits for your child when it comes to an early evaluation. Getting braces at a reasonably young age will provide an opportunity to:
- Guide the growth of the jaws
- Regulate the width of the upper and lower dental arches
- Guide erupting permanent teeth to desirable positions
- Improve personal appearance and self-esteem
- Gain space for permanent teeth that are appearing
- Lower the risk of traumatic injury to protruded upper incisors (front teeth)
- Help eliminate harmful oral habits, such as thumb sucking, which can cause open bites
- Reduce or eliminate abnormal swallowing or some speech problems
- Potentially simplify and/or shorten treatment time for later comprehensive orthodontics
- Reduce likelihood of impacted permanent teeth (teeth that have not come in)
Promoting Complete Oral Health
Having healthy teeth and gums is an essential part of your overall health regimen. For children in particular, it’s important to promote the ideas of proper oral hygiene and care as much as possible. When teeth and gums aren’t properly aligned, it makes your mouth more susceptible to complications that can affect your daily life. Dentistry and children’s orthodontics go hand in hand, and Dr. Mack is always team player. Rest assured he, along with your dentist, will help set your child down the path towards a healthier, happier smile.
Braces are no longer surrounded by the social stigma they once had. Nowadays, many individuals consider having braces to be a rite of passage. Children and teens even look forward to getting them because they know they’re on their way to the smile they’ve always dreamed of. A skilled kids’ orthodontist is the final piece of that puzzle. Dr. Mack has transformed the smiles of our community’s young people and understands how to accommodate their varying issues. Your son or daughter will feel great and so will you.
A Focus on Exceptional Patient Care
Dr. Mack recognizes that you have a busy schedule and your children have school to attend. That’s why he offers flexible appointment times for anyone seeking children’s orthodontics. He also understands that seeing any kind of medical professional can be scary for people of all ages, which is why he goes out of his way to stay friendly, patient, and welcoming to whoever walks through the door. Most importantly, he offers the highest levels of care and professional insight when tending to his patients’ teeth. You’re always in the most capable hands at Dr. Mack’s conveniently located office.
If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to ask. Your child’s safety and wellbeing is always a top priority, so you can feel confident you’ll know what’s going on every step of the way. When you come to a children’s orthodontist, your loved ones get the specialized attention they need and deserve. Whether it’s a simple fix or a more complicated procedure, Dr. Mack’s services are completely customized to the patient. No two mouths are alike, but the end result for everyone he sees is always a drastic improvement. For more information or to schedule your next appointment, give him a call today. Someone from the office will get back to you as quickly as possible to finalize your visit.
Contact us today to receive a free consultation on any of our orthodontic services. We proudly serve Burlington and Hillsborough, Graham, Snow Camp, Chapel Hill, and McLeansville, NC.