When Do Your Start Considering Orthodontics for Your Child?

by Riverside Heights Dental July 29th, 2016 in Dental Services
When Do Your Start Considering Orthodontics for Your Child?

If you haven’t been in to see your local North Surrey Dentist lately, you might be wondering when to start thinking about orthodontics for your child. Your child may be complaining about discomfort, having difficulty chewing or may smile in photos in a way that shows room for improvement to reflect the sparkle inside. The best first step, if you are concerned, would be to schedule an appointment at your dental office in North Surrey, and talk about it.

Your dentist will evaluate recent x-rays and perform a dental examination. New x-rays may be required if it’s been a while since your last visit or if significant changes are obvious. They may take impressions to better assess your child’s jaw, teeth and overall bite presentation. These will put your dentist in a better position to be able to discuss and recommend treatment options.

From those visual tools and from their years of education and experience, your dentist will be able to let you know if intervention is required. If it is necessary, they will be able to give you a better idea of when it might be required, and which techniques it may involve. They will take the time to familiarize you with the vast array of modern technology available to improve your child’s quality of life and their smile at the same time.

Dental care is so important. Seeing your family dentist in Surrey is the best way to get started on finding out when orthodontics might need to be considered for your child. Through careful examination and a thorough conversation about straight teeth impacting one’s quality of life, they will be able to make recommendations for treatment. As a team, you can work together for better oral health and brighter smiles for your family in the future.