Parma, OH Early Treatment Options

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Early Treatment Options

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child have their first orthodontic screening by age 7.

Why by age 7?

When the first molars erupt, the posterior occlusion, or back bite, is established. When this occurs, we can evaluate the front-to-back and side-to-side relationships. Also, the incisors have begun to erupt, so your dentist will be able to detect problems such as crowding, deep bites, open bites and some facial asymmetries.

This early orthodontic screening may prove to be very beneficial for some, while for most, the immediate benefit is simply, peace of mind. We regard those dentists who make timely referrals as well-informed, caring and concerned about the whole well-being of the patient.

Benefits of Early Orthodontic Treatment

There are numerous benefits for those patients who show clear indications for early orthodontic treatment, including:

  • Creating facial symmetry through influencing jaw growth
  • Creating room for crowded, erupting teeth
  • Preserving space for unerupted teeth
  • Reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth
  • Reduce the possibility of impacted permanent teeth
  • Correct harmful oral habits
  • Reducing the need for tooth removal
  • Reducing treatment time with braces
  • Improve self-image and aesthetics
  • Improve some speech problems

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BEFORE                                           AFTER           

CROSSBITE CROSSBITE                   

The upper front teeth sit inside the lower teeth, which may cause misaligned jaw growth.


OPENBITE OPENBITE                   

Proper chewing is impacted by this type of bite, in which the upper and lower front teeth do not overlap. Openbite may cause a number of unwanted habits, such as tongue thrusting.


CROWDING CROWDING                   

Crowding occurs when teeth have insufficient room to erupt from the gum. Crowding can often be corrected by expansion, and many times, tooth removal can be avoided.





Spacing problems may be caused by missing teeth, or they may only be cosmetic issue.



The upper front teeth extend out over the lower front teeth, sometimes causing the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.


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