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Orthodontics for Kids

According to the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, your child should first receive an orthodontic evaluation by the age of seven. By this age, a child’s mouth has developed enough that it can be determined by Dr. Naomi Lane how it will continue to develop as the permanent teeth erupt.

The early detection of many orthodontic conditions can make them easier to correct. In fact, catching orthodontic problems early enough can give us control over where and how the permanent teeth emerge before they’ve even come through the gums.

Benefits of Orthodontics for Kids

Below are a few of the benefits of early orthodontic intervention:

  • Find and correct the way the adult teeth erupt
  • Correct any bad habits early on, including thumb sucking
  • Correct bite problems that can include an open bite, cross bite, overbite, or under bite
  • Prevent the need for more severe orthodontic treatment later
  • Enhance the beauty of your child’s smile, which will help boost confidence

Even if Dr. Naomi Lane doesn’t think your child needs immediate orthodontic intervention, it can still be beneficial to bring your child in for an evaluation. We can help you decide if and when orthodontic treatment will be needed.

Here at Piedmont Pediatric Dentistry, it’s important to us that your child’s orthodontic treatment plan compliments his or her growth pattern. We can strategically time the placement of orthodontic appliances with stages of dental growth and development. This allows us to take advantage of the growth that your child is already undergoing!

To make an appointment for your child to receive an orthodontic evaluation, please don’t hesitate to contact Piedmont Pediatric Dentistry here in Greensboro, North Carolina. We want our patients to be proud to show off their smiles!