Your Child Deserves the Benefits of a Lifelong Healthy Smile
The many benefits of bringing your child in to see an orthodontic specialist in Brandon, FL, and the Valrico and Riverview, FL, areas, include prevention and early detection of any issues. The American Association of Orthodontists urges all parents to bring their children to be evaluated by a trained orthodontic specialist at the age of seven. So when your child visits Dr. Turke, you begin the process of giving him or her the advantages of a lifelong healthy smile.
The Importance of Early Evaluation
Bringing your child in for early evaluation does not necessarily mean treatment is involved. During the visit, Dr. Turke will take the opportunity to examine your child’s bite and jaw alignment. This enables him to see if any preventative treatment is needed that could reduce the severity or expense of treatment after all of your child’s adult teeth have grown in. In most cases, parents who take their child in for an early evaluation leave with peace of mind, knowing that orthodontic treatment can wait – or won’t be needed at all. If your child does need early treatment, Dr. Turke will follow the process below.
Give Your Child a Beautiful Smile in Two Phases
During the first phase, certain appliances, which are determined on a case-by-case basis, will be used to assist in developing your child’s upper arch to accommodate his or her permanent teeth.
In the second phase when your child’s permanent teeth are in, wearing braces is typically required for up to two years, followed by retainers to ensure lasting results. When each tooth has an exact location in the mouth that is in line with the lips, cheeks, tongue, and other teeth, your child’s teeth will function together correctly and your child will have a healthy, beautiful smile!
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Learn More About Pediatric Orthodontics in Brandon, FL & the Valrico & Riverview, FL, Areas
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