There are instances in childhood when early treatment indicators present themselves, making it correct and appropriate to evaluate someone for an initial phase of orthodontic treatment. Make an appointment for an evaluation at the age of seven or eight. This is a great time to get the baseline information you need to stay informed as to your child’s orthodontic needs.
The indicators that may determine the need for interceptive treatment can be teeth in crossbite, tongue thrusts, asymmetrical jaw development and excessive overbite, just to name a few. Dr. Champion will thoughtfully assess the needs of the child and determine if they are a treatment candidate. It may be that the best course of treatment is to wait until all the adult teeth are present. Early treatment is not designed to give the seven- or eight-year-old a “Hollywood smile,” but rather to make an important orthopedic correction and to take advantage of the growth years to assist in the work that is needed. You can trust Dr. Champion’s expertise and know that he has evaluated your child as an individual and if treatment is indicated, you will understand why.
To learn more about early orthodontic treatment in Modesto, California, and to schedule your child’s appointment with our orthodontist, we invite you to call 209-575-5888 or visit us soon at Champion Orthodontics.