Early Orthodontic Treatments in Orange County
When it comes to your teeth and bite, the earlier you seek treatment, the better the outcome will be. That is why dentists everywhere are encouraging early orthodontic treatments – what we refer to as “Phase 1 Treatments” – orthodontic treatments that start around the age of 7 years old that look at your child’s jaw and see if they are in need of any improvements to their bite and teeth.
Designed exclusively for children, these early orthodontic treatments involve a consultation with Mission Viejo Orthodontist Dr. Mark Rashidi, and involve an evaluation of your child’s mouth, including:
- Tooth Location
- Bite Quality
- Jaw Health
Dr. Rashidi will look at your child’s bite, and the location of your child’s other teeth, and if there is evidence that there may be trouble with your child’s bite in the future, Dr. Rashidi will recommend treatments that will help support the bite as your child grows, including:
- Treatments to Guide Jaw Growth
- Correct Habits that Affect Bite (Such as Thumb Sucking)
- Guide Permanent Teeth into a Better Bite Position, and More
Early orthodontic treatment is supported by the American Association of Orthodontists, and can help make sure that your child is receiving a treatment that is best for their development – allowing your child to avoid some of the problems associated with bad bites in the future.
For more information about early orthodontic treatment in Orange County, including Mission Viejo, Irvine, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, and more, call Remarkable Smiles today at 949-770-8011. We are happy to talk about your child’s teeth and smile, describe the Phase 1 orthodontic process, and schedule your child in for an appointment.
While most people consider adult braces as a way to fix crooked teeth, braces are also one of the main ways to cure a “bad bite” – a bite where the top teeth and the bottom teeth are not connecting in a way that is ideal for dental health. Bad bites may be caused by overbites, underbites, malocclusion, trauma to the face, and many of the same issues that lead to crooked teeth.
Bad bites put you at risk for long term issues, including tooth damage, pain and discomfort in the jaw, headaches, and much more. Yet they are also preventable, which is why it is so important to seek out early orthodontic treatment in Orange County any time you struggle with a bad bite.