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Child's First Orthodontic Visit

Child's First Orthodontic Visit
Posted on 03/21/2019

You might think children don’t need orthodontic care until their teen years, but waiting that long may not be the best choice. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children should see an orthodontist no later than age 7. Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics is the premier Marlborough orthodontist for all your child’s needs, and yours too. We can examine your child’s mouth and determine whether treatment is needed, as well as the best time for treatment to take place.

Benefits of Early Intervention

Baby teeth are the foundation for permanent teeth and indicate how those teeth will appear. A child around age 7 should still have some baby teeth, as well as permanent teeth to evaluate. An early checkup offers a warning of developing jaw or teeth alignment problems that may get worse as the child grows. Correction of issues, such as open bites, spacing, and crowding, is both easier and shorter in length if corrected while the jaw is growing. Early intervention can help orthodontists make treatments that aid in the following ways:

  • Improve facial appearance
  • Guide growth of the jaw
  • Correct poor oral habits
  • Guide permanent teeth into position

In addition, early treatment can help lessen the chance of trauma to front teeth that are protruding and enhance the appearance of lips.

Contact Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics

Orthodontists ensure that your child’s teeth and bite are not just straight, but also that they function correctly. Misaligned bites and crooked teeth can make it difficult to chew and speak, which can impact self-esteem and confidence too. If you’re looking for a Newton Centre orthodontist or Northborough orthodontist, contact our office for a consultation.

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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