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As a parent, you want the best for your child. That includes healthy teeth and a great smile. At Bridgham Barr Orthodontics, our goal is to treat your children as if they were our own, providing them with the best possible orthodontic care in a relaxed, friendly environment.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children receive an orthodontic examination at age 7, and even earlier if a problem is recognized by the family or pediatric dentist. Permanent teeth start coming in by the age of 6 and at this point orthodontic problems can become apparent. The timing of orthodontic treatment is extremely important, particularly with our younger patients.
Early diagnosis and treatment can help guide facial growth and tooth eruption, and prevent more serious future problems. Our goal is to reduce treatment time in full braces and to provide the best and most stable results possible. Since no two patients are alike, there is not a specific age that is best to begin treatment.
There are a number of benefits to beginning treatment at an early stage while baby teeth are still present. An early evaluation can benefit your child in a variety of ways including:
Interceptive treatment can help your child’s development in a number of ways including the following:
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