Early orthodontic treatment ensures the best results with the least amount of time and expense. By the age of seven, most children will have a mixture of baby teeth and adult teeth, making it easier to diagnose and correct problem areas sooner, reducing the possibility of extractions or surgery later on. Early orthodontic treatment may not always be necessary, but an evaluation helps our doctors determine if and when treatment should begin.
At our practice, we believe prevention is better than intervention. Our focus for our young patients is to create a healthy, stable bite to last a lifetime. Early treatment allows our orthodontists to:
- Correct and guide jaw growth to help permanent teeth come into ideal position
- Correct malocclusion (improper bite)
- Create space for crowded teeth
- Prevent the need for tooth extractions down the road
- Improve minor speech problems
- Create facial symmetry
Sidney started her orthodontic treatment with us when she was 7. Listen to her story.
Whether your child is showing signs of needing orthodontic care, or your family dentist has recommended your child see an orthodontist for an evaluation, we encourage you to contact our office. Our providers of top orthodontics, Seattle experts Leone & Vaughn Orthodontics work with young smiles every day!