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Beginning Orthodontics San Juan Capistrano Treatment

When should my child start orthodontic treatments? The sooner the better it is if you want to avoid spending a lot of money on different operations. Prevention is the best route for saving money and time. As a parent, your job is to ensure your child visits the dentist to make sure they are checked and treated for. To simplify, this is a short guide to follow to avoid any possible dental issues at different stages in your child’s teeth development.

Between two and six years old, our dentists recommend checking for:

  • Underdeveloped dental arches
  • Any missing permanent teeth
  • Fixing any bad habits like finger sucking

Beginning dental treatments this early can become very helpful and useful for your child’s teeth and they are proven to be very successful.

Between six and twelve years old, dentists like to treat a child’s severe dental problems if any are showing. The permanent incisors at this age group are formed and begin to erupt. Very successful chances are possible at this time for:

  • Fixing and aligning any jaw issues
  • Dental realignment issues

For children thirteen years and older, permanent teeth have came out. This age in life, is the time to watch for any under/overbites. This is typically the age most children start orthodontics San Juan Capistrano treatment.

By being consistent with your dental visits with your general dentist and orthodontist, you can find out any minor dental issues for your child early and fix them before they become a serious problem.


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