Orthodontic Screening

Ensure your child’s teeth develop correctly with our pediatric orthodontic screening. Early detection can lead to simpler, more effective treatments.

At Select Dental Office, we believe that early orthodontic screening for children is crucial to identifying and managing potential dental issues before they become more complex. Our pediatric orthodontic screening services are designed to monitor and guide the development of young smiles, ensuring healthy, aligned teeth and jaws as your child grows.

What is Pediatric Orthodontic Screening?

Pediatric orthodontic screening involves evaluating a child’s growing teeth and jaw structure to detect early signs of orthodontic issues. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first orthodontic screening by the age of 7. This allows us to identify issues such as crowding, overbites, underbites, and other alignment problems that are easier to correct if caught early.

Benefits of Early Orthodontic Screening

  • Timely Interventions: Early detection enables intervention at the optimal time, potentially simplifying future treatments and reducing the need for more invasive procedures.
  • Guided Growth: Screening can help guide the growth of the jaw and incoming permanent teeth, promoting better alignment and oral function.
  • Preventive Care: Identifying and addressing dental issues early can prevent them from developing into more serious problems that could affect a child’s eating, speech, and self-esteem.

The Pediatric Orthodontic Screening Process

  1. Initial Consultation: Includes a visual examination of your child’s teeth, jaw alignment, and bite, along with discussions about any habits like thumb sucking that could affect dental development.
  2. Diagnostic Records: If necessary, X-rays or digital scans may be taken to get a clearer view of the underlying bone structure and the position of emerging teeth.
  3. Recommendations: Based on the screening results, we may recommend monitoring the child’s development at regular intervals, starting treatment immediately, or waiting until more teeth have come in.

Why Choose Select Dental Office for Pediatric Orthodontic Screening?

Select Dental Office is dedicated to providing a friendly, nurturing environment where children and parents can feel comfortable and informed. Our pediatric dental specialists are experienced in child dental care and orthodontics, using the latest technology and gentle techniques to ensure a positive experience. We are committed to partnering with parents to support their children’s dental health and development from an early age.

Early orthodontic screening is a proactive step towards a lifetime of healthy smiles for your child. Contact Select Dental Office today to schedule a screening and learn how we can help monitor and guide your child’s dental growth and development effectively.

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