Braces + Dentistry for Children and Teens

when should my child visit a pediatric dentist?If you’ve been considering taking your child for a dental or orthodontic evaluation and need advice, “when should my child visit a pediatric dentist?” might be the question you’re asking yourself! Our orthodontist is here to provide some information on the importance of pediatric dentistry and the benefits to taking your child to their first checkup as early as possible. Our orthodontist explains more below. 

Early Treatment

There are many benefits to having an early evaluation, and it is generally best for your child to be evaluated as soon as they get their first tooth. If there are any structural abnormalities in your child’s teeth or jaw, it’s critical to identify them early in order to effectively treat them. Left untreated, structural problems, tooth decay, or even teeth growing in incorrectly can cause problems down the road. Additionally, teaching children about the importance of proper dental hygiene from a young age aids in preventing tooth decay and can be beneficial for their dental health in the long run. 

The First Visit

It’s important to start early to promote a positive association with visiting the orthodontist. Our staff will explain things clearly, using kid-friendly language, and make sure that your child’s first visit is calm and pleasant. Our orthodontist will welcome you and your family and make you and your child as comfortable as possible.

Types of Treatments

Some treatments are similar for children, such as treatments for tooth decay and filling cavities. However, there are some treatments that are especially important in pediatric treatment, including baby teeth and jaw growth, spacers or other orthodontic appliances, and recognizing malocclusion before it has a chance to affect the teeth and jaws permanently. 

Wondering “When Should My Child Visit a Pediatric Dentist?” Contact Us To Learn More!

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about braces, Invisalign, or other orthodontia-related topics from our orthodontist, feel free to contact Burleson Orthodontics by calling 816.759.0123.