Are you wondering at what age your child should visit the dentist? Gain the benefits of introducing your child to the right dental routine and prevent long-term dental problems.
At South East Orthodontics we are committed to providing the highest quality introduction to dental care for your child and their growing smile. The health and care of your child’s primary teeth will pave the way for their permanent teeth, as well as enhance your child’s chewing function and speech.
Early intervention treatment will straighten your child’s teeth, and also teach them good oral hygiene habits to ensure the health of their natural teeth continue. The experienced team at South East Orthodontics are passionate about children’s dentistry, as they know that healthy adult teeth begin in childhood.
Early orthodontics treatment
Our leading dental practitioners recommend an early assessment for detection and prevention of any dental concerns between the ages of 7 – 10. This is the ideal time to assess the condition and development of your child’s jaw and teeth.
Why is early orthodontic intervention so important?
At this age, your child’s jaw develops and prepares for adult teeth. This is the ideal time to receive dental correction before the jaw sets in the current placement. Early treatment can completely prevent the onset of more significant orthodontic issues that will require intrusive dental action later in life.
Early dental action can help your child’s oral health…
Misaligned teeth can lead to an uneven tooth surface, and as a result, makes it difficult to clean effectively. If your child suffers from crooked teeth, it is challenging to ensure their oral health and increases the risk of tooth decay or periodontal disease.
Early treatment benefits:
- Prevents or minimises dental crowding, avoiding further complications later on.
- Prevention of impacted teeth, which can cause further damage to neighbouring teeth.
- Improvement in the jaw and facial development, eliminating the need for extractions or other intrusive surgery.
- Improve breathing patterns to prevent sleep apnoea and snoring.
- Eliminate jaw shifts that can result in jaw joint derangement and unfavourable growth.
- Put an end to any harmful oral health habits.
South East Orthodontics will recommend the best treatment…
At South East Orthodontics in Berwick VIC, we provide a compassionate service and expertise in dental care. We will evaluate your child’s teeth and jaw development to determine any concerns that need addressing. If we do detect a problem, we will recommend the best treatment options for you.
South East Orthodontics can help you with any dental concerns, so please enquire today on 03 9796 2794 or for more information visit here.