If you can head off a problem in the early stages, you can save yourself a lot of trouble down the road. That’s the idea behind dentofacial orthopedics in St. John, IN. This process can:
- Guide how facial bones and jawbones develop
- Make orthodontic treatment easier
- Help prevent the need for oral surgery later
Through preventive care, we can help your child have a healthier, nicer smile for a lifetime. To find out more, call 219-440-6512 to plan a consultation with Dr. Randy Schmidt or Dr. Evan Schmidt at Orthodontic Alliances.
Take Action Now For a Better Smile Later
By age 7, most kids have a combination of permanent and primary teeth. That makes this a good time to schedule an orthodontic exam. That’s the recommendation of the American Association of Orthodontists, and it’s something our orthodontists are happy to do for your family.
Most kids won’t need interceptive care at this point, but for those who do, dentofacial orthopedics can make a world of difference down the road. If there’s too much or too little bone or abnormal bone development, we want to know as soon as we can. In many cases, we can take steps to guide how their bones grow. This gives teeth a better chance to erupt correctly or to minimize the issues with crooked or crowded teeth. We also can help if a tooth falls out too soon. A space maintainer can preserve that space until the permanent tooth comes in.
Be Proactive to Improve Their Smile
Every parent wants their kids to be happy and healthy. A straight smile is good for oral health because it makes brushing and flossing more effective. By taking steps to deal with alignment issues when your kids are younger, they can get more benefits from orthodontic care.
If you have a child around 7 years old, schedule an examination at Orthodontic Alliances. Find out if our dentofacial orthopedics in St. John, IN could help. Call 219-440-6512 to request an appointment.