The earlier we catch problems with your child’s bite, the simpler they are to fix. The results are often better than if we wait and will require significantly less work. We may not need to keep braces on your child for as long when they are younger, which means less expense for you.
The American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends that children visit an orthodontist as soon as their dentist notices that there might be a problem, or before they are seven years old. We may not have to do anything at this age, other than monitor the child’s mouth. However, if we continue to watch your child, we can start treatment right away if something arises.
Early intervention can be beneficial. We will watch how your child’s mouth and teeth grow and develop, so if we see something that needs to be done, we can do it as soon as possible. We will also know exactly when to start treatment, if needed.
CONSTRICTED AIRWAYS IN CHILDREN ~ DON’T IGNORE THE SNORE!!!!
Poor sleep is not just a problem for adults. Studies show that children with constricted airways may experience poor sleep and snoring. There are many signs that a child may be experiencing sleep issues.
The most common symptoms are:
- Waking up tired
- Disruptive behavior/ hyperactivity/ADD & ADHD
- Poor performance in school
- Constriction that leads to mouth breathing can cause jaws to under develop – causing dental issues and improper bites. request an appointment