When to See an Orthodontist

Because the biological process that controls tooth movement is the same for children, teens, adults, and even seniors, patients of all ages can benefit from orthodontic treatment. So while most parents think of the teen years when it comes to braces, The American Association of Orthodontists recommends early treatment for exceptional results. Starting with a first visit at age 7, orthodontic evaluation and planning can help avoid problems like:

  • Difficulty chewing
  • Open-mouthed breathing
  • Persistent thumb sucking
  • Crowding or overlapping
  • Early jaw problems
  • Development of an underbite or overbite
  • Teeth that protrude
  • Abnormal bite development

By beginning assessment and treatment early, Dr. Robert Rudman and his team at Advanced Orthodontic Care can provide optimal improvement with the shortest treatment time and reduced costs. We can determine the best approach and right time for each phase of treatment so the overall impact of orthodontic treatment on your child’s social life is reduced. In some cases, treatments that coincide with the development of the jaw and facial bones can achieve results that may be unattainable once this growth phase has passed.

If you live in the Stapleton area and want to learn more about the orthodontic options available in our office, contact Advanced Orthodontic Care today at 303-331-0222 to schedule an appointment.

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