Often, our dentist may be the first to notice that your child has a problem with the alignment of their smile and refer them to an orthodontist. If you would like to schedule your child for an orthodontic screening in Brownsville, Texas, with Dr. Trent Savage, call Agua Dental at 956-544-2482. We would love to help!
Early intervention is important when it comes to improving the health and function of your child’s teeth and jaws. Because of that, the American Association of Orthodontists® recommends that your child have their first orthodontic screening by age 7. This screening will give Dr. Savage the opportunity to examine your child’s smile to see if there are any current or potential orthodontic problems, such as an underbite, overbite or crossbite. If our dentist and team detect an issue, we can refer your child to a local orthodontist for an examination; there are specific treatments designed to correct your child’s bite.
Orthodontic treatments can be very effective for children. In many cases, their permanent teeth have not come in or are still erupting, and their jaws are still growing. Early treatment may help your child avoid orthodontic treatment in the future or may reduce the amount of treatment they need.