Early Treatment in Greensboro, NC
Irvin Orthodontics offers early treatment orthodontic services to the local residents of Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem, NC, who want to make sure their child has all the advantages of a perfect smile.
When is the Best Time to Begin Orthodontics?
Though orthodontic treatment can begin at any age, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the optimal time to detect problems is no later than age seven. While treatment at this age might not be necessary, regular examinations can help us target the most advantageous time to begin treatment, ensuring both the best results and the least amount of time and expense.
What are the Benefits of Early Orthodontic Evaluation?
By getting orthodontic evaluations early enough in life, you can assure that any issues potentially affecting your child are taken care of right from the beginning. Even when treatment isn’t necessary, having Irvin Orthodontics monitor your child’s dental development ensures that any necessary treatment begins at the right point in time, thus making the treatment that much more effective and less costly.
Why is Age Seven Considered the Optimal Age for Orthodontic Screening?
By the age of seven, most children have their first adult molars, which in turn establishes your child’s back bite. During this time, Dr. Irvin can evaluate your child’s front-to-back and side-to-side tooth relationships to identify potential problems, such as overbites, open bites, crowding, cross bites, underbites and more.
What Are Some of the Advantages of Interceptive Treatment?
Interceptive treatment at Irvin Orthodontics can help you achieve the following:
- Make room for crowded, erupting teeth.
- Influence jaw growth and positively impact facial symmetry.
- Reduce the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth.
- Maintain space for teeth that have not erupted.
- Reduce the need for tooth removal.
- Reduce treatment time associated with braces.
Is Your Child a Candidate for Early Orthodontic Treatment?
Taking care of your child’s teeth is an important responsibility, that will affect them both now and later on in life. Early orthodontic treatment is vitally important for more than just a nice smile, although that is a major benefit. In fact, the main reason to have your child visit Irvin Orthodontics is to improve malocclusions, or bad bites, that might occur as a result of tooth or jaw misalignment, and thus, affect the way a patient will smile, chew and clean their teeth.
How Much Does Early Treatment Cost in Greensboro?
The cost of your early orthodontic treatment will vary, depending on individual needs and developing an appropriate treatment plan. Our staff will discuss the cost of your child’s treatment and each available payment plan option with you, including convenient financing options via CareCredit® so you can make the best choice for your child and his or her smile. We will work with you to create a payment plan that fits your budget, so you will know what to expect before beginning treatment. Your child’s smile is theirs forever, and we want to make it as easy as possible for your child to receive the best orthodontic care whenever you need it. Our practice accepts most major credit cards and insurance plans.
Irvin Orthodontics offers Early Treatment solutions to the local residents of Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem, NC. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss early treatment options for your child.