There’s a reason why braces are often associated with younger children. As Dr. Alpan advises, early orthodontic treatment can help prevent the need for extensive treatment as your children grown older, and should be implemented (when needed) as early as possible. Your dedicated Las Vegas orthodontist, Dr. David Alpan, explains the advantage of early orthodontic intervention, and offers a variety of braces to suit the specific needs of your children.
The Importance of Early Intervention
According to the American Association of Orthodontists, your child should receive an initial occlusal analysis by age seven. Since your child’s teeth, jaws, and face are still forming at this age, intercepting functional and alignment problems can make it less complicated to finish treatment once your child’s permanent smile has finished growing. Depending on the case, children’s braces can help guide jawbone growth, direct permanent teeth into their optimal positions, and maintain/restore symmetry to your child’s smile.
Tools for Early Orthodontics
While braces are among the most common form of children’s orthodontics, they aren’t the only way to help guide your child’s permanent smile into place. At Aesthetic Orthodontics, we offer a variety of kids’ orthodontic measures outside of braces, including rapid palatial expanders to create more space and lingual arches to maintain the space necessary for permanent teeth to erupt. Should your child require braces, he/she may choose from a number of options, including traditional metal braces, tooth-colored self-ligating braces, and Incognito braces (which are placed behind the teeth).
Find the Right Braces for Your Children with Your Las Vegas Orthodontist
Like most dental issues, malocclusion, or crooked teeth, is most effectively addressed when detected and treated early; otherwise, the damage will only grow worse and the need for treatment will become more immediate. To learn more about how early braces can help improve the smiles of your children, schedule an appointment with your Las Vegas orthodontist by calling (702) 784-0500 today for a free initial consultation. Located in the 89146 area, we proudly serve patients across Los Vegas and all surrounding communities. For your convenience, we also have orthodontic offices in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.