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Early Orthodontic Treatment for Children

You don’t have to wait until you notice alignment problems in your child’s mouth to begin searching for an orthodontist in Miami. There are many forms of treatment that act as preventative care, ensuring that your child’s teeth and jaw develop healthily.

How Early is Too Early for Orthodontic Treatment?

Many young patients have found success with Dr. Grussmark’s early care plans. Orthodontic appliances like partial braces can guide the development of patient’s’ teeth and jawbone, preventing misalignment or crooked teeth.

Children experience other benefits such as:

  • Guided bone development
  • Reduced risk of dental trauma
  • Corrected bad habits such as thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, and lip wedging
  • Improved appearance and confidence
  • Corrected bite
  • Improved alignment of permanent teeth

Does My Child Need Early Orthodontic Treatment?

Talk to Dr. Grussmark if any of the following characteristics applies to your child, as they may be a good candidate for early orthodontic treatment:

  • Loss of one or more permanent teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Biting of the cheek
  • Open or crossbite
  • Teeth clenching or grinding
  • Difficulties chewing
  • Breathing through the mouth
  • Thumb sucking

Learn More About Orthodontic Treatment Options for Your Child

Addressing your child’s oral health is important in ensuring that their teeth and jaw develops healthily. Seeking treatment at an early age can prevent further problems, sparing them from years of braces, retainers, and surgical procedures. If you would like to learn more about how your child can benefit, contact our office to make an appointment with Dr. Grussmark, the best orthodontist Miami can offer!