Pediatric Dentistry


ORTHODONTIC EVALUATION

Look Mom...no baby teeth! Yes, your little one is not exactly little any longer and there are still possibly a few baby teeth lingering. Matter of fact, by age 9 we encourage a complimentary orthodontic evaluation. At this visit you will learn if it is likely that your child will need braces and if an appliance would be beneficial to assist in developement of the mouth to accommodate these new adult teeth. Timing is important with regard to the appliance therapy as it can be helpful to utilize a growth spurt that should take place during these years. Please see the orthodontic section for more detailed information.

 

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