Early Orthodontic Treatment
Protects Your Child’s Smile & Saves You Time & Money.
Dr. Swiatek understands how important your children are to you. That’s why he encourages you to bring them in for an orthodontic exam at approximately age 7, as recommended by the American Association of Orthodontists. Bite problems may be present at this age which, left unattended, can be difficult to correct at a later age or even cause irreparable damage to the permanent teeth. Even one crooked tooth can throw off the bite, hinder proper cleaning and cause functional problems as your child grows older, including gum disease, cavities and speech disorders. Not all children need interceptive orthodontics; the doctor will only recommend treatment if it is necessary. Dr. Swiatek will conduct a comprehensive exam to check for these and other problems:
- Excessive wear & chipping of front teeth
- Severe crowding
- Deep, overbite with teeth impinging on the gingiva
- Habits: finger/thumb-sucking, tongue-thrusting
- Crossbite of front & back teeth
- Eruption problems & space management
- Impacted or missing permanent teeth
The Benefits Of Correcting Bite Problems Early.
Early detection and treatment can prevent your child from needing costly and time-consuming dental care in the future. You’ll be happy to know that Dr. Swiatek always looks at conservative treatment options first. He uses the latest interceptive methods to correct problems before they progress and possibly cause irreversible damage. These interceptive methods include expansion devices, fixed braces and some removable appliances. Early intervention can reduce treatment time for your child’s braces later on and provide a stable, healthy bite for a lifetime.
The doctor and his friendly, experienced orthodontic team will provide your child with the above-and-beyond personal attention that can make their visits a relaxed, fun and positive experience.
Give your child a beautiful smile and a healthy dentition. Call and schedule your child’s orthodontic free consultation today!