Giving the gift of a beautiful smile achieved through our method of functional orthodontics can provide a strong foundation for your child’s confidence and long-term health. As a specialist in growth and development, Dr. Shah is able to detect deficiencies in the growth cycle and understands the profound benefits of early intervention. That’s why the American Association of Orthodontists also recommends that the age of 7-8 is ideal for your child’s first orthodontic evaluation. Please don't worry if your child older, it's never too late!
Your family dentist does not need to make a specific referral to our office and it is not necessary to wait until all the baby teeth are lost. The sooner room is made for the erupting permanent teeth, the better the chance they will fit in the mouth naturally without requiring extractions. A complimentary evaluation with Dr. Shah will give you the information you need to know about your child’s individual needs.
Advantages of early orthodontic treatment:
- Establish proper growth and development of the face and jaw joints
- Improve head position and posture
- Reduce the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth
- Create space so permanent teeth are not blocked from erupting