Treatment for Children
Parents can tell when their children's teeth are not coming in quite right or when they are biting awkwardly. If you or your child's dentist are noticing the early development of tooth and jaw misalignment issues, Mashouf Orthodontics can help. Continue reading to learn about our interceptive orthodontic treatment for children.
At Mashouf Orthodontics, we have developed an early orthodontic intervention protocol that provides highly efficient and effective orthodontic treatment for children between 7-10 years of age. Our unique approach applies the use of expanders and braces during a time when patients have both adult and baby teeth. Perhaps the greatest benefit of early treatment, among many, is that it prevents the need for removal of perfectly healthy adult teeth as part of the orthodontic process. Our minimally-invasive approach of not extracting teeth unless absolutely necessary differentiates us.
Early treatment is beneficial for patients who happen to have any of the following problems:
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
It’s advantageous to undergo orthodontic treatment as a younger patient for the following reasons:
Crowded teeth can be aligned without extraction
- Younger patients are more adaptive to orthodontic changes, allowing for enhanced stability of results.
- The teeth in younger patients require more guidance, but less pressure, which will minimize detrimental side effects.
Treatment at an earlier age will have a reduced treatment time.
Children will have minimal discomfort during treatments due to their teeth and bones’ lower resistance to movement.
Younger children are also likely to be more enthusiastic about the orthodontic process.
Early treatment will cost less compared to full orthodontic treatment at a later time.
Contact Us Today
If you have a child who you feel is need of early intervention, feel free to give us a call at (408) 266-8820. Alternatively, you can fill out our online appointment request form. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to helping your child receive a healthy smile that will last a lifetime!