The age of 7 is the best time to bring your child for an orthodontic assessment.
At Marriott & Hand in Melbourne, we offer early intervention treatment for children. The development of your child’s primary (also known as ‘milk’) teeth will be the foundation of how their adult teeth will erupt and function later in life. This is why if your child’s teeth are crooked or their bite is misaligned we recommend orthodontic treatment to help realign your child’s teeth or jaw to solve any bite issues.
The Australian Society of Orthodontists recommends that children’s teeth are evaluated by an orthodontist no later than seven years of age. By seven, most adult front teeth have erupted but the jawbone is still growing. This is one of the reasons why early intervention is ideal: because the jawbone is still growing it can mean faster and more effective treatment. Other reasons for early intervention include:
There are a number of health benefits to straight teeth:
At Marriott & Hand in Melbourne we understand that a child’s jaw continuously changes and develops as they grow. With this is in mind we have placed a large importance on tracking your child’s dental development. Our friendly team will monitor your child’s teeth and jaws so that we can gain a full understanding of what they need now or in early adolescence.
Are you concerned about your child’s crooked teeth? contact us today to schedule an orthodontics assessment and find out what solutions we can offer.