Adolescent Orthodontic Treatment

Adolescent Orthodontic Treatment
Posted on 11/16/2020
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Age seven is when The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends children get their first orthodontic check-up. This allows your child’s orthodontist to identify potential orthodontic issues that may require early treatment or adolescent treatment. The experts at Oubre Orthodontics share this important information about adolescent orthodontic treatment.

Why Early Treatment is Important

If your child has problems with their bite or jaw alignment, orthodontic treatment is needed to correct them before they lead to chewing and speech development problems. The bite issues, also known as malocclusions that your child may have, include:

  • Crowded teeth – are difficult to clean and are more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Protruding teeth – are more likely to suffer from trauma.
  • Openbites – can cause speech impediments and tongue-thrusting habits.
  • Crossbites – can result in uneven tooth wear and unfavorable growth.

A bonus is that it will also improve the appearance of your child’s smile, but the primary concern is correcting issues to avoid tooth decay, broken teeth, jaw misalignment, bone loss, and gum disease.

Types of Orthodontic Treatment

There is a range of orthodontic treatments based on your child’s orthodontic problems. Braces are typically recommended when a child needs correction with both tooth and jaw alignment. There are many different types of braces that are available, and the kind that is best for your child will depend on the severity of their orthodontic issues, their confidence, and your budget. Metal braces still play an important role because they are best for specific orthodontic problems. You can trust that your Lafayette, LA orthodontist will work with your child to determine if treatment is necessary and recommend the best treatment option.

Make an Appointment with Your Lafayette, LA Orthodontist Today!

If you have questions about adolescent orthodontic treatment or you would like to make an appointment, contact us! You can also request an appointment online. Our doctors and knowledgeable staff would be happy to answer your questions. We look forward to helping your child develop a smile that is not only beautiful but healthy as well!

Oubre Orthodontics

  • Oubre Orthodontics - 1605 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508 Phone: 337-988-2025

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