DYK? When your child should see an orthodontist?

Did You Know: Children as young as 7 should receive an orthodontic evaluation?

According to the American Association of Orthodontics, it is important to screen children by the age of 7 for developing orthodontic concerns. Age 7 is around the time when children begin to develop their molars, a common cause of overcrowding, malocclusion or a misaligned bite.

Dr. David Richter provides thorough early intervention orthodontic evaluations for patients of all ages at his Greeley, CO orthodontist office. Dr. Richter offers innovative two phase treatment options that support long term health. Every patient receives a personalized treatment plan tailored to their unique needs and goals.

Benefits of Early Orthodontic Intervention

Early intervention can help encourage healthy and stable oral development. Early intervention can allow children to enjoy a range of oral and orthodontic health benefits including:

  • Prevent overcrowding
  • Reduce the need for braces.
  • Create healthy jaw growth
  • Prevent overbite and under bite issues
  • Prevent crooked teeth
  • Reduce the risk of trauma in case of protruding front teeth
  • Reduce the need for tooth extraction to solve overcrowding
  • Reduce the total treatment time with braces, if braces are necessary

Treating bite, overcrowding or crooked teeth early in life can help children enjoy a higher sense of self-confidence and improve their overall oral health.  The Early orthodontic analysis allows Dr. Richter to track the development of your child’s oral growth. Developing concerns are addressed before further problems arise, preventing the need for more complex procedures.

Choosing Dr. Richter

Dr. Richter is a Dawson Academy trained dentist with years of training and experience in early diagnosis and treatment of bite disorders and other orthodontic concerns. Dr. Richter is a passionate, welcoming and caring orthodontist that offers full-service treatment to patients of all ages in Greeley and surrounding communities. If your child is ready for their first orthodontic analysis, contact our office or request an appointment online.