Most parents think they should wait until their child reaches his teenage years before visiting the orthodontist for the first time as braces are often associated with puberty. In reality, it is recommended to begin much sooner with the orthodontic treatment. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) states that all children should have had their first orthodontic check-up for children before the age of 7. An early orthodontic treatment can get you as a parent valuable insight into the dental health of your child and prevent concerns about costs or affordability.
Advantages of an early orthodontic check-up
An early orthodontic check-up helps to reveal potential problems in your child’s teeth which can be addressed as your child grows. Treating orthodontic concerns during the rapid growth stage of a child may prevent him or her from having issues later in life. An orthodontic treatment at an early age improves and safeguards the dental health of your child in different ways.
Some benefits of an early orthodontic check-up are:
- Orthodontists can spot subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth while some baby teeth are still present.
- In some cases, the orthodontist will be able to achieve results that wouldn´t be possible once the face and jaws have finishes growing.
- While your child’s teeth may appear to be straight, there could be a problem that only an orthodontist can detect.
- The orthodontist gets the chance to:
- Guide jaw growth.
- Lower the risk of trauma to protruded front teeth.
- Correct harmful oral habits.
- Improve appearance.
- Guide permanent teeth into a more favorable position.
- Improve the way lips meet.
- Reduce the need for extractions of permanent teeth and surgical traction of blocked tusks.
- Through early orthodontic screening, you’ll be giving your child the best opportunity for a healthy, beautiful smile that’s good for life.
Nowadays, many teens and adults still fear visiting the dentist or the orthodontist because they are not familiar with treatment and care from a young age. Early visits help to make it less stressful for your child to go visit the dentist or orthodontist later in life.
At Moonz, we make sure that your child’s first appointment will be a fun and comfortable experience that your child has nothing to fear of. We are specialized in the treatment of children and bringing them the best and prettiest smiles.
Your first first orthodontic check-up for children at Moonz
It is important to us that children come to our clinic from a young age, so that they can get a more specific follow-up treatment. For this reason, a first check-up is essential for the orthodontists to encounter the child’s dental setting.
The first visit at Moonz is meant for detecting problems in the child’s mouth at an early stage, such as improper oral habits from using pacifiers for too long or from thumb sucking for example. Our team of professional and skilled experts will identify any potential problem and corrects it immediately so that in the future there will no issues to arise. The young patient will be monitored periodically in case of any necessary future treatments.
In our orthodontic dental clinic at Moonz we have a two-phase treatment. In the first phase of the two-phase treatment the experts will evaluate the child’s dental setting so that the specialist can, in case it is necessary, proceed to carry out the first phase of the treatment which prevents future dental problems of the children of the age between 6 and 9 years.
The second phase of the two-phase treatment can be carried out only when the jaw of the child has topped growing so that his palate is soldered. This usually happens between the age of 9 to 12. For this reason, the second phase which focusses on the dental piece placement can only be carried out after the child reached an age of 12.
Once the patients’ teeth have changed from milk teeth to permanent teeth, our experts proceed to perform orthodontic treatment for children if necessary, so that the child can benefit from the many advantages of orthodontic treatments at an early age.
So, if you are looking for an orthodontic center that is specialized in treating children so that your child can have good care without fears, at Moonz you will find the best service. Our modern and innovative treatments will give your child the prettiest smile. We have offices in Madrid, Bilbao, Malaga and London that offer your child the dental care he needs