Why Should You Bring Your Child to the Orthodontist at the Age of 7?

Why Should You Bring Your Child to the Orthodontist at the Age of 7?

For many parents and guardians of children, a confident smile is essential for their child's self-esteem. And while some children are born with perfect teeth, the vast majority of kids will need some form of orthodontic treatment to achieve a perfect smile.

That's why it is so important to bring your child in for an orthodontic consultation starting at the age of seven.

At Pinsak and Sayania Orthodontics, we see patients of all ages and stages of orthodontic needs. And for our youngest patients, we understand the importance of starting orthodontic treatment early. We specialize in interceptive orthodontics, which helps to correct developing bite issues while a child is still growing and can result in less extensive treatment later on.

But why should you bring your child in for an orthodontic consultation at age seven? And what can a child expect during an orthodontic consultation? Let's dive into the details!

The Benefits of Early Orthodontics Consultations

But wait - why wouldn't I wait until my child's permanent teeth develop before having them assessed by an orthodontist?

Many individuals don't realize the many benefits of bringing their child in for an early orthodontic consultation. An orthodontist can spot and address potential issues while your child's jaw and bones are still growing, allowing for more effective and efficient treatment later on.

Additionally, children who receive early treatment often need less time wearing braces and other forms of orthodontic treatments, resulting in fewer appointments and visits to the orthodontist.

For instance, crowding can be caused by extra teeth or jaw misalignment and is the most common cause of orthodontic problems. If your child has crowded teeth, braces may be needed to correct the issue.

Crowded teeth can also lead to a higher risk of gum disease due to plaque buildup in hard-to-reach spots between overcrowded teeth.

These problems can be avoided with early detection and prevention. That’s why it’s crucial to bring your child in for an orthodontic consultation at age seven – so that any potentially serious issues can be addressed before they cause more serious problems down the road.

Even if the patient isn’t ready for braces at the moment, we will continue to monitor their growth and the development of their teeth and jaws. This helps us identify any potential problems before they become more serious. Early diagnosis and intervention can save your child from experiencing pain and more costly treatments down the road.

What To Expect At An Orthodontic Consultation

It's natural for children to be a bit concerned or anxious when they go to an orthodontic consultation. But you can rest assured that our team of expert orthodontists will make your child feel comfortable and at ease throughout the appointment.

Here are a few of the different things that might take place during your child’s initial consultation:

  • Examination of the teeth, jaw, and gums
  • Assessment of facial structure
  • Measurements for braces
  • X-rays and/or molds to determine treatment
  • Questions about dental hygiene habits
  • Lots of fun and friendly conversation!
At the end of the consultation, we'll provide you with a detailed report of our findings and discuss any recommended treatments. We understand that every child is unique, so we will work with you to find an individualized treatment plan that fits your child’s needs and lifestyle. We are committed to helping your child achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that will last a lifetime.

Best of all? Every consultation is free - making it easy for parents and guardians to bring their children in for an orthodontic assessment.

Schedule Your Child’s Free Orthodontic Consultation Now!

At Pinsak and Sayania Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on offering quality orthodontic care in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We know that your child’s smile is important to you, and we are dedicated to providing the best care possible. Plus, we put your child's comfort and safety first, providing all patients with a safe and worry-free experience.

This initial consultation helps us create a strategy for monitoring their oral health as they grow - giving you peace of mind knowing that your child is receiving the highest quality care as they develop.

If you want to learn more about how we can help your child get the healthy, confident smile they deserve – get in touch with us to schedule a free orthodontic consultation. As a leading orthodontics practice in Union County, we offer the latest treatments and technologies to provide superior results.

We look forward to meeting you and your child! Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your child achieve a beautiful smile that will last them for years to come.