Carmel Pediatric Orthodontist
Some people still wait until their child has become a teenager to seek out orthodontic care, but both you and your child can benefit measurably by coming in for a consultation much earlier than that, by the age of 7, in fact. At Sondhi-Biggs-Hansen Orthodontics, our pediatric orthodontics, also referred to as interceptive orthodontics, is a good example of early detection and treatment leading to more effective, quicker results that are also typically less expensive.
Some of the advantages that your child can get from seeing our Carmel pediatric orthodontist
include correction for improper jaw growth, maintaining space for teeth that have yet to grow in, addressing teeth crowding, improving minor speech issues, regulating the width of the the lower and upper arches, and putting a stop to thumb and finger sucking. Unfortunately, it's not uncommon for some children to need teeth extracted for no other reason than because there is insufficient room for the teeth in their current position. Our Carmel pediatric orthodontist
can prevent that from occurring. Some lucky kids will be able to completely avoid future treatment due to getting early care, but at the very least, it should make what is called second phase treatment, around adolescence, less complicated, not as time-consuming, and more reasonably priced. That's good for your child, and it's good for you. When exactly should you bring her or him in for an assessment? To be proactive, we recommend you do so by the time he or she turns 7, regardless of any signs. However, if indications such as the ones that follow do become noticeable, it makes total sense to have your child evaluated without delay: early loss of baby teeth or baby teeth staying in too late, mouth breathing, jaws clicking or popping when they open and close, teeth that don't meet properly, and jaws and teeth not being in the right proportion to the rest of the face.
Schedule an appointment for your child with our Carmel pediatric orthodontist
. Call us today.
By Biggs-Hansen Orthodontics
December 5, 2017