There have many advancements in the way Aurora dentists like Dr. Baller view and approach orthodontic issues. We can always address tooth misalignment and bite issues (malocclusions) after they occur, but it is easier for your child if we take steps now to prevent them.
What's Involved with an Orthodontic Evaluation?
At Baller Dental & Orthodontics at Southlands, we agree with the recommendation of the American Association of Orthodontists that states children should have an orthodontic evaluation by age seven. At this age, permanent molars have arrived and help us predict growth patterns that might lead to crooked or crowded teeth in the future.
The goal of interceptive orthodontics at our Aurora dental office is to take advantage of your child’s natural growth phase. Using appliances like space maintainers, palatal expanders, and retainers, Dr. Baller can actually help influence the development of your child’s jaw. The goal of these appliances is to create sufficient space in the jaw for all teeth to erupt in the proper position.
Schedule Your Child's Orthodontic Evaluation
Early orthodontic treatment can shorten treatment times, and in some cases, eliminate the need for braces completely. If your child is between the ages of five and seven and hasn’t had an orthodontic evaluation, call our Aurora dental office to schedule an appointment.