Orthodontics for children, also known as interceptive orthodontic treatment, can be extremely beneficial to the health and appearance of your child’s smile. By age 6 or 7, your child’s mouth has grown and has enough sound structure for our orthodontist to determine how it will develop as the permanent teeth start to emerge. Early intervention allows for any bite problems to be detected as soon as possible.

Orthodontic treatment for children takes advantage of the fact that your child’s jaw is still growing, and early treatment can help prevent further problems from developing. This will create a better environment for the permanent teeth to grow, into. It is important to note that most kids who require early orthodontics will still need braces or additional work later to complete the tooth and jaw alignment process. However, the amount of work needed is often significantly decreased if orthodontic treatment was completed early.

Dr. Rebecca Payne deVerges and her team encourage you to take preventive action by having your child’s smile evaluated at an early age. For more information on orthodontics for children in Mandeville, Louisiana, we invite you to contact Northshore Orthodontics at 985-626-0160 to schedule a consultation.

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