Beach Braces are a specialist children’s orthodontist in Manhattan Beach CA. We can appreciate starting orthodontic treatment can be a stressful time for both child and parents and that’s why Dr. Panucci and the team always ensure that your orthodontic treatment is a fun and rewarding experience, whatever your age.
When is the Best Time See a Children’s Orthodontist?
Though a children’s orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. Beginning treatment at this time ensures the greatest result and the least amount of time and expense. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but vigilant examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment.
What are the Benefits of Early Orthodontic Evaluation?
Early evaluation provides both timely detection of problems and greater opportunity for more effective treatment. Prudent intervention guides growth and development, preventing serious problems later. When orthodontic intervention is not necessary, an orthodontist can carefully monitor growth and development and begin treatment when it is ideal.
Why Should Malocclusions be Treated?
According to studies by the American Association of Orthodontists, untreated malocclusions can result in a variety of problems. Crowded teeth are more difficult to properly brush and floss, which may contribute to tooth decay and/or gum disease. Protruding teeth are more susceptible to accidental chipping.
Crossbites can result in unfavorable growth and uneven tooth wear. Openbites can result in tongue-thrusting habits and speech impediments. Ultimately, orthodontics does more than make a pretty smile—it creates a healthier you.
To schedule your child’s initial evaluation with Manhattan Beach’s premier children’s orthodontist, contact Dr. Panucci today.