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Roncone Orthodontics

Roncone Orthodontics
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Early Orthodontic Treatment


Young girl with glasses wearing bracesBraces are most often seen on teens, but the earlier you bring in your child for an early orthodontic assessment the faster and more affective their treatment will be. Roncone Orthodontics urges all parents to schedule an early orthodontic assessment for their child.

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Why Early Orthodontic Assessments Matter


While orthodontics can benefit everyone regardless of how old they are, the optimal time to begin orthodontic treatment is while the jaw, teeth, and the rest of the mouth are still growing. If we determine that your child could benefit from orthodontics, it is easier, faster, and more cost-effective to do it while the facial bones are still malleable, and teeth can be guided more easily. While a child's adult teeth may seem to erupt neat and orderly, an assessment may be able to tell ahead of time that teeth still below the gums will come in misaligned and crooked.

When Should Your Child Have Their First Orthodontic Assessment?


Believe it or not, but some of the most effective orthodontic treatment actually occurs before most of your child's adult teeth have even started to erupt. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, the best time for a child's first orthodontic assessment is by seven years old. This does not mean that you have to wait until seven; if you or your dentist feel there is reason to see an orthodontist earlier, we perform assessments on children of all ages.

How an Early Orthodontic Assessment Can Help Your Child


A thorough early orthodontic assessment by seven years old or earlier can do a lot to prepare your child for a lifetime of healthy, even teeth. It might be as simple as looking at whether or not your child sucks their thumb, and if so whether it could be causing damage. When thumb-sucking persists after three years old this can cause problems with their permanent teeth as they start to erupt. Or we might decide to perform some x-rays to get a closer look at what is going on inside your child's jaw. Sometimes, children are born with too many teeth, or an injury or oral disease may have impacted their adult teeth before they start to erupt. If it looks like there is a problem with overcrowding or an issue with their bite, we can recommend an appliance like a palate expander.

Your First Orthodontic Assessment


Typically, the first orthodontic assessment is a brief one, and is as much about getting to know both you and your child as it is taking a look at how their mouth is developing. We may decide that your child would benefit from braces or other orthodontic treatment, or we may just give you some helpful advice on how you can help them stop sucking their thumb, chewing their nails, or other habits that can have long-term consequences on teeth.

Schedule an Early Orthodontic Assessment for Your Child Today


Roncone Orthodontics is looking forward to meeting you and your child for their first orthodontic assessment. To make an appointment, call (951) 595-8291 today.
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