Early Orthodontic Treatment

At Arlington Pediatric Dentistry, it’s our goal to help give your child the healthiest oral future possible. We don’t just pride ourselves on our effective dental treatments – we’re capable of providing orthodontic treatment for your child as well. Many children have abnormalities in teeth or poor oral habits that can develop into more serious conditions. That’s why we recommend taking your child into his or her Arlington, VA pediatric orthodontist for an early screening by the age of seven.

What Will Early Orthodontic Treatment Do?

Early orthodontic treatment is critical for treating abnormalities in teeth and jawbone growth patterns. These conditions become much more difficult to treat when a child becomes older so it’s more efficient to deal with them at a young age. Early treatment can be used to:

  • Guide permanent teeth into a more favorable position.
  • Correct improper bites.
  • Support healthy jawbone development.
  • Lower the risk of damage to protruding teeth.

It’s important to note that an early screening doesn’t necessarily mean that your child will have to wear braces now or possibly even in the future either. This exam is so that we can monitor your child’s orthodontic situation and progress.

Will My Child Need Early Treatment?

Orthodontic Problems.

Our doctors will be able to determine whether your child will need early orthodontic treatment. While the necessity of orthodontic treatment will vary from patient-to-patient, some of the behaviors and symptoms that your child may benefit from treatment include:

  • Early or late loss of teeth
  • Difficulties with chewing
  • Prolonged thumb sucking
  • Mouth breathing
  • Teeth clenching or grinding
  • Biting into the roof of the mouth

If you happen to notice any of these problems, be sure to talk to your pediatric orthodontist about it immediately.

Contact Your Arlington, VA Pediatric Orthodontist Today!

If you’re looking for a pediatric orthodontist that specializes in orthodontic treatments, such as braces, you’ve come to the right place! You can schedule an appointment with us by filling out our online appointment request form or giving us a call at (703) 671-5437. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. We hope to hear from you soon and help set your child on the path toward a healthier oral future!

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