Why Early Orthodontic Treatment is Essential

There’s no doubt that orthodontic treatments are essential for a healthy mouth, but getting these issues corrected at an early age is far more beneficial. If issues are found, they are easier to correct while your child’s teeth are still developing. In fact, it has been recommended that every child visits his or her orthodontist before the age of seven.

Here at Showtime Smiles Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, we believe that our patients deserve to be informed about the orthodontic treatment options they have, including early treatment. To better accomplish this goal, here are some of the best reasons to get your child’s teeth checked out at an early age by your orthodontist.

Tracking Development

When you have your child’s teeth checked out by our accomplished staff, we will be able to begin tracking their oral development. This will help us ensure that their teeth develop correctly and if they don’t, we can correct the issue before it gets too serious.

If your child does need immediate treatment, we will be able to assess the situation and determine the appropriate method of treatment. Additionally, we can then have a better idea of how your child’s teeth have developed throughout their growth to determine if they will need future treatment.

Preventing Future Issues

If your child does need braces or some other orthodontic treatment, having it done at an early age can help prevent future issues from arising. If their teeth are properly cared for after their early orthodontic treatment, then they likely will not need any other major treatments for the rest of their life.

Early orthodontic treatment can also allow our highly-skilled team assess any other issues that might require a specialist or a dentist. It is, after all, far easier to prevent an issue than it is to correct it.

Save Money in the Long Run

One of the greatest benefits of early orthodontic treatment, especially from the point of view of a parent, is that is is far less costly. It is also easier to fix issues in a developing mouth than it is in an already developed one since the teeth are still growing into place.

Additionally, the results at an early age will be far greater than they would if you had waited until your child became a teenager. This could also save you money in the long run.

If you are in need of an orthodontist in the McKinney, Texas area, Showtime Smiles Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry is here to help. With Dr. Daniel Gehani, who was named one of America’s Best Dentists in 2015 by the National Consumer Advisory Board, we have served many residents in our area.

You can contact us here or call our office at 972.547.4443 to schedule an appointment today!