Orthodontists are commonly known for treating pre-teens and teenagers. However, the American Association of Orthodontics recommends that all children seven and up get evaluated for orthodontic treatment.
This may surprise many parents who think that seven is too young to start thinking about orthodontic treatment. Parents may also think that they have to wait for their children to lose all their baby teeth to seek orthodontic treatment. This is not true.
There are many reasons for you to have your child examined by and an orthodontist, like Dr. Hardy, before they enter their pre-teen years. Children seven and up can see major benefits from getting evaluated when younger.
Dr. Hardy in Fort Collins can detect subtle problems with your child’s jaw growth and emerging teeth, even with some baby teeth still present. In some cases Dr. Hardy may recommend early treatment for your child. This may make treatment later less complicated and time consuming.
Other benefits of having children seven and up examined for orthodontic treatment include correcting harmful dental habits, reducing the risk of trauma to protruded front teeth and improving the way the lips meet. This all leads to happy and healthy teeth!
Having children seven and up be evaluated by an orthodontist gives your child the best opportunity for a bright and healthy smile later in life.
We here at Taft Hill Orthodontics in Fort Collins will be raising awareness for the 7 & Up Kids Club now through April. During your next appointment guess how many bubbles are in our seven and up bottle located at our front desk. Guess the correct amount of bubbles and get a chance to win a hoverboard!
Contact us at (970) 344-4295 to schedule your next appointment so that you have a chance to guess and win!
Dr. Hardy and all of us here at Taft Hill Orthodontics are looking forward to seeing you!