Early Orthodontic Screenings
Our dentists, Dr. Thomas R. Hughes and Dr. Troy Steinhilber, and our team provide early orthodontic screenings in Avon, Ohio. These screenings can help you make important treatment decisions about your child’s smile, and you may even be able to take steps to address future problems from occurring. You can call Avon Dental Care at 440-517-7765 to learn more and plan your child’s screening appointment.
The childhood and teenage years are a great time for orthodontic treatment. The American Association of Orthodontists® recommends that a child receive their first orthodontic screening by age 7, and we encourage you to bring your child to our office by this age to evaluate their need for orthodontic treatment. When we are able to start treatment early, we can often detect potential problems before they become more serious. This can help save time as well as money.
Early orthodontic treatment is advantageous because a young child’s teeth have not finished erupting; this allows us to guide their eruption and address any problems at the earliest possible stage. Whether your child needs removable or fixed appliances, early orthodontic treatment can help to:
- Provide more room for crowded erupting teeth
- Preserve space for teeth that have not yet erupted
- Create facial symmetry by guiding jaw growth
- Reduce the possible need for tooth extraction
- Reduce the overall treatment time
When you bring your child to our practice, our dentists will be able to determine whether treatment is needed and when it should begin. If early orthodontic treatment is needed, we will refer you to an orthodontist for further treatment. For more information and to set up your child’s orthodontic screening at our office, we invite you to call or visit us today!