According to the American Association of Orthodontists, children should be seen for an orthodontic evaluation by 7 years of age or earlier to determine if early treatment or two phase treatment is necessary to achieve a healthy, functioning bite that will support lasting dental health. This is the age when children begin to develop their molars, and possible bite or tooth crowding problems begin to be evident upon examination.
A Dawson trained orthodontist, Dr. Richter offers a comprehensive evaluation of your child's occlusal system, looking for the developing signs of imbalance and dysfunction that could be the start of a bite problem affecting dental health for a lifetime. Early orthodontic treatment, when deemed necessary, can prevent larger problems down the road and secure a healthy, functional smile for your child as they grow.
In addition to saving money on dentistry down the road, early orthodontic treatment can offer young patients important dental health benefits:
If you or your dentist are concerned about your child's oral health, contact Richter Orthodontics in Greeley, CO to schedule an early screening. You can call our office at (970) 281-4452 or use our convenient online request form.