Benefits of Seeing and Orthodontist Early

The goal of early treatment is to treat a developing problem before it becomes a long term issue.  While sometimes it is recommended that some orthodontic problems be treated after all permanent teeth have come in, early treatment in children while they still have some baby teeth may be recommended for:

  • Underbites – when the lower front teeth are ahead of the upper front teeth
  • Crossbites – when the jaw shifts to one side
  • Very crowded teeth
  • Excessively spaced teeth
  • Extra or missing teeth
  • Teeth that meet abnormally, or don’t meet at all
  • Thumb-, finger-, or pacifier- sucking that is affecting the teeth or jaw growth

To give your child the best opportunity for a healthy, beautiful smile, visit us for an initial consultation.  Dr Connell can alert you to potential problems and recommend treatment when it is most appropriate for your child. Remember, timing is everything.