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Early Orthodontic Treatment
Orthodontic issues such teeth and jawbone malposition are usually associated with teenagers and adults, and so are the treatments used to fix them. However, what most people do not realize is that orthodontic problems sometimes stem from an early age, often becoming quite serious in later years. At Dougherty Orthodontics, we are leaders in pediatric dental services, and we offer, among others, early orthodontic treatment to help fix orthodontic problems before they become too serious.
Common Early Orthodontic Problems and Their Causes
Ideally, the teeth and jawbone are supposed to develop in a specific and perfect formation to help maximize oral health and functionality. However, due to one reason or another, the teeth and jawbone growth and development might be affected, leading to misalignment and malposition problems. When this happens, some dental (or orthodontic) problems can occur.
The alignment and malposition of teeth and jawbone, as well as the subsequent dental problems, can even affect kids from a very young age – hence the name early orthodontic problems. Some of the most common of these problems include:
There are several reasons why these early orthodontic problems might occur. Some of the most common ones include:
Benefits of Early Orthodontic Treatment
Orthodontic problems at an early age might seem to be minor, but if they are not treated, they can result in serious dental problems in later years. Luckily, there are several early orthodontic treatments that help to nip these problems in the bud. This can help to spare your child severe dental problems as they grow older, which can cause them pain, discomfort, and even embarrassment.
Early orthodontic treatment also helps to promote optimal oral functionality and health, healthy and strong teeth, and optimal nutrition. On top of that, earlier treatment is less expensive, which helps to save you money.
Types of Early Orthodontic Treatments
There are several treatment options that are available for treating early orthodontic problems. These include:
Is your child is suffering from orthodontic problems? Call us, Dougherty Orthodontics, at (747) 264-5164 and learn about early orthodontic treatment options that can help.