Orthodontist in Lawrenceville
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Early Orthodontic Treatment in Lawrenceville

Correcting & Preventing Dental Problems with Early Intervention

Many parents ask us why early intervention or early orthodontic treatment is different or more beneficial than simply waiting until the child is older to determine if they need braces. With 20 years of experience in the field, we have seen how beneficial it can be to address orthodontic issues early on. At Raglin Orthodontics, we recommend bringing your child in for a consultation around the age of seven or eight. At this age, we will be able to fully evaluate their oral health to determine if they will need orthodontic treatment.

To learn more about our treatment options for young children, please feel free to call us at (770) 629-9216 to make an appointment.

The Phases of Orthodontics

Early treatment (commonly known as Phase One) begins around the age of eight, while Phase Two typically begins at age 11 or older. The purpose of this early treatment is to start correcting certain bite problems and jaw growth issues as they develop. Additionally, early treatment helps ensure there is enough room for all of your child's permanent teeth to come in without any issues. This can help reduce the chances that your child will need teeth extractions or possibly even braces.

A few signs that your child may be a candidate for early treatment include:

  • Mouth breathing
  • Early/late loss of baby teeth
  • Difficulty biting
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Thumb sucking
  • Teeth don't come together
  • Protruding teeth
  • Speech impediments
  • Crossbites
  • Crowded front teeth

    If you are unsure of whether your child needs treatment, it is always wise to talk to a skilled Lawrenceville orthodontist. The team at Raglin Orthodontics can advise you on the best course of action to protect your child's oral health.

    Discuss Your Child's Dental Development

    If you believe that your child may be a candidate for orthodontic treatment, we're here to discuss your concerns. We truly care about our patients and are dedicated to providing the highest quality care possible. Our team will take the time to get to know you and understand your family's orthodontic needs. When you and your child come into our office, we hope that you will feel as comfortable as possible. Let us help your child achieve a beautiful and healthy smile.

    Call us today at (770) 629-9216 to set up a complimentary consultation or to inquire about our payment and financing options.

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