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As your children’s orthodontist and orthodontic team for those in and around Marlborough, Northborough, and Newton Centre, MA, we at Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics understand the importance of having a straight smile. A straight smile can provide many health benefits and also act as a boost for a person’s confidence. In order to achieve that smile, it’s important to visit a children’s orthodontist at a young age. With offices conveniently located in Newton Centre, Northborough, and Marlborough, our orthodontists provide quality care that has lifelong benefits.

When To Begin Early Screening

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child visit an orthodontist for an early screen at the age of seven. This age is ideal due to the eruption of the adult molars. As a result, this is around the time when orthodontic problems become apparent. At this age, your Newton Centre or Northborough orthodontist can properly evaluate the relationships between the teeth and also take advantage of the still-growing jawbones. This makes treatment easier and often briefer than with patients whose jawbones have stopped growing.

Benefits of Early Screening

An early evaluation will allow us to detect any potential orthodontic problems that a child may have. Because of the patient’s young age, it will provide us with better opportunities for a more effective treatment. While braces may sometimes not be immediately required, a children’s orthodontist will still monitor your child’s oral development and wait for the most appropriate time to begin treatment. Your Northboro or Marlborough orthodontist will help you determine when treatment should begin, based on the results of the early screening.

Conditions Requiring Early Treatment

Early orthodontic treatment can help prevent common problems before they happen. With early treatment, many orthodontic conditions can be taken care of before they become more severe and too complicated to effectively handle. These conditions include:

  • Crowding
  • Openbites
  • Crossbites
  • Overbites

When these conditions are left untreated, they can lead to additional problems for children, including speech impediments, tooth decay, and uneven tooth wear.

How Early Intervention Can Help Your Child

When orthodontic treatment begins at a young age, it can provide many benefits for your child. Early treatment can:

  • Provide more space for emerging permanent teeth.
  • Influence jaw growth to improve facial symmetry.
  • Reduce the risk for chipping, protruding front teeth.
  • Eliminate the need for extracting any teeth.
  • Lessen the amount of time needed in braces later on.

Visit Your Orthodontist in Newton Centre or Marlborough

Early orthodontic screenings allow you to provide your child with options and time to receive the treatment they require. If you have any questions for us about early treatment, braces, or other orthodontic treatment options, please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment for your child at a children’s orthodontist in or around Marlborough, Northborough, or Newton Centre, MA, we encourage you to fill out our online appointment request form. We hope to hear from you soon!

Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics

  • Marlborough - 126 Union St., Marlborough, MA 01752 Phone: (508) 485-8788
  • Northborough - 1 E. Main St., Northborough, MA 01532 Phone: (508) 393-5400
  • Newton Centre - 4 Lyman St., Newton Centre, MA 02459 Phone: (617) 332-2434

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