Orthodontics for ChildrenSmileMaker2016-08-24T15:58:43+00:00
Orthodontic Treatment for Children
Dr. Burton is one of the most trusted orthodontists in the Nashville, Hendersonville, Goodlettsville and Madison area.
Best Time to Begin?
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7.
When is the best time to begin orthodontics?
Though an Orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. Beginning orthdontic braces treatment while your child is young ensures the greatest result and the least amount of time and expense. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. So don’t delay. Set an appointment for our Free Orthodontic Consultation.
Early evaluation provides both timely detection of problems and greater opportunity for more effective treatment.
What are the benefits of early orthodontic evaluation?
Early childhood orthodontic evaluation provides both timely detection of problems and greater opportunity for more effective treatment with braces or other alignment appliances. And prudent intervention guides growth and development, preventing serious teeth alignment problems later. When orthodontic intervention is not necessary, an orthodontist can carefully monitor the growth and development and only then begin treatment when it is ideal for your child.
Why Age 7?
Timely orthodontic screening increases the chances for an incredible smile.
Why is age 7 considered the optimal time for screening?
The reason the ideal age for kids to have Orthodontic braces treatment by the age of 7 are the first adult molars erupt which establishes the back bite. Therefore, during this time, an orthodontist can evaluate front-to-back and side-to-side tooth alignment. For example, the presence of erupting incisors can indicate possible overbite, open bite, crowding or gummy smiles. Timely screening and early treatmentn with braces increases the chances for an incredible smile.
We care about your smile as much as you do, you can count on us for the best braces treatment available.
Why should malocclusions be treated?
According to . For instance crowded teeth are more difficult to properly brush and floss, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. And also protruding teeth are more susceptible to accidental chipping. Crossbites can result in uneven tooth wear. Openbites can result in tongue-thrusting habits and speech impediments. Orthodontics isn’t just about having a great smile.
Candidate for Treatment?
Orthodontics is not merely for improving the aesthetics of the smile...
Do You Need Orthodontic Treatment?
Orthodontics treatment with braces isn’t merely for improving the aesthetics of the smile. Proper and timely orthodontic treatment improves bad bites (malocclusions). Malocclusions occur as a result of tooth or jaw misalignment. Malocclusions affect the way you smile, chew, clean your teeth or feel about your smile. Also poor teeth alignment can lead to bigger health problems for teeth and gums.
Great Braces Treatment Results
Advantages Of Having Braces Early?
Creating Room For Incoming Teeth
Creating Facial Symmetry
Reducing Trauma Risk To Teeth
Preserving Space For Unerupted Teeth
Reducing Nneed For Tooth Removal
Reducing BracesTreatment Time
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“The staff of Smile Maker and Dr. Burton are wonderful, they make you feel like family. Dr. Burton took over the office after Dr. Jackson retired, my first visit with him he introduced himself and assured me he was capable of completing my treatment on schedule, he answered all my questions that I asked him and I left with confidence that he would be just as good as Dr. Jackson. I would recommend my family and friends to SmileMaker Orthodontics.”
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