The Association of Orthodontists recommends that children should be evaluated by the time they are age 7.
However, some circumstances may require earlier intervention, such as:
– Excessive overcrowding of teeth
– Open bites: when the upper and lower front teeth fail
– Overbites: when the upper teeth protrude past the
– Underbites: when the lower teeth protrude past the
– Crossbites: when teeth in the lower jaw overlap teeth
in the upper jaw
Recommended and possible treatments:
Phase I Treatment
(intervention treatment) 6 to 10 years old.
Starts before all the permanent teeth come through.
This treatment is usually recommended to make more space for developing teeth and correct oral problems, such as overbites and crossbites.
Phase I treatment often involves limited dental hardware, such as expanders and partial braces.
Phase II Treatment
(comprehensive treatment) Age 11 to 13.
When all their permanent teeth have come through.
This treatment usually involves full braces.
Whether your child will need phase I or II treatment will depend on the position of their teeth and jaw development.
The benefits of early examinations:
Having your children examined earlier (before age 7) has numerous benefits, including:
– Oral problems can be identified earlier
– tooth extraction can be avoided since more space can
-Long-term treatment can be appropriately determined
and treatment time can be shortened
Make an appointment today and find out what will be the best treatment plan for your child to become perfect Bachmannsmile.
Melanie Cowan Rademeyer We followed this process with my daughter and the results have been phenomenal! Her teeth are beautiful. She is in the last phase of her braces. I highly recommend the above from an early age as stated and then also highly recommend Bachmann Orthodontist….I would not go anywhere else!