As a parent, you want the best for your child. That includes healthy teeth and a pleasing smile. Start with regular dental care. The American Dental Association recommends that a child visit the dentist by his or her first birthday, while baby (primary) teeth are emerging. Your dentist can alert you to any concerns about how the teeth and jaws are developing. But sometimes parents are the first to recognize a problem with the alignment of teeth and jaws.
All Kids Should Get a Check-up with an Orthodontist as Early as Age 7-1⁄2
To have a healthy Stellar Smile, your child needs teeth and jaws that are properly aligned. We recommend that your child get a check-up with an orthodontist at the first recognition of the existence of an orthodontic problem, as early as age 7-1⁄2.
By then, your child has enough permanent teeth for an orthodontist to determine whether an orthodontic problem exists or is developing. An early check-up gives your orthodontist the opportunity to recommend the appropriate treatment at the appropriate time. If early treatment is in order, the orthodontist may be able to achieve results that may not be possible once the face and jaws have finished growing.
More Than A Great Smile
The importance of a nice smile should never be underestimated, your Stellar Dental Care orthodontic specialist has another equally important treatment goal, and that is to improve the health of your teeth and gums. Crooked teeth can seriously affect general oral health and mask skeletal irregularities.
For more information, please download our Orthodontics Brochure (below). Then, we invite you to call our Orthodontics Specialist Office (716.651.0099) to set up an appointment to see if Orthodontics might be right for you.