Reasons Why You Should Consider Early Orthodontic Treatment for Your Child

Reasons Why You Should Consider Early Orthodontic Treatment for Your Child

Are you considering introducing your child to orthodontic treatment? Gain the benefits early treatment can provide…

If your child is exhibiting any type of orthodontic problems at a young age then we would recommend bringing your child for an orthodontic evaluation to AAA Orthodontics in Albany or Strathpine. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children around the age seven so that early prevention can pave the pathway for easy development.

Early treatment can prevent orthodontic issues happening later in life…

Some orthodontic problems are best treated at an earlier age and the earlier these problems are addressed decrease the likely hood of them occurring in the future. As your child develops they may experience any number of the following:

  • Disproportional growth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Growth discrepancies between the upper and lower jaw
  • Thumb sucking
  • Crossbites or open bites
  • Grinding or worn down teeth
  • Snoring and/or breathing problems
  • Multiple ear infections

If they are experiencing any of the following it is important to address the problem in order to prevent your child from any unnecessary discomfort or pain.

A child’s body is still developing and will respond well to early intervention treatments…

Due to the fact that your child is still developing, their body is more susceptible to early orthodontic treatments. If your child is experiencing jaw-related problems it is easier for our orthodontist to manipulate the jaw into place so that it can continue to develop in the right position. This time of development is a perfect opportunity to minimise the orthodontic treatment needed in the future.

Early treatment can prevent your child from needing braces in the future …

Braces are one of the most efficient and accurate ways of moving and correcting the teeth but it takes time and can influence the development of your child in more ways than one. So if there is an opportunity to prevent your child from having to have braces fitted, then early orthodontic treatments will be utilised. At AAA Orthodontics we use a variety of early orthodontic treatment options to help ready your child for adolescence. Early treatment may include the use of:

  • Removable plates to correct minor orthodontic issues
  • Fixed expansion appliances to encourage straight and even teeth
  • Functional appliances to correct jaw discrepancies

Our Orthodontist Dr Peter McMahon worked at the Children’s Dental Hospital until 1991 and has a long history of introducing children to orthodontic treatment…

Introducing your child to any orthodontic treatment can be a daunting experience and at AAA Orthodontics it is our prerogative to provide child patients and their families with a comfortable and nurturing environment so that your child can have a healthy association with orthodontics. Knowing that your child is incapable and experienced hands will ensure that their early orthodontic treatment will satisfy any curiosity towards your child’s orthodontic future.

For more information on early orthodontic treatment or would like to introduce your child to our lovely orthodontist Dr Peter McMahon book an appointment at AAA Orthodontics at either our Albany or Strathpine location, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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