Get a Head Start on a Great Smile
At Sohn Orthodontics, we offer orthodontics for children. As a parent in Bridgeville, you want the best for your child, and that includes healthy teeth and a confident smile!
Kids Should Get an Orthodontic Check-Up By 7
Dr. Sohn and our team at Sohn Orthodontics want to treat your children like our own by giving them the best possible orthodontic care.
By age seven, your child's teeth have developed enough for Dr. Sohn to detect subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth before all of your child’s baby teeth are lost.
This check-up at our Bridgeville office may reveal that your child's bite is fine and braces aren't necessary for your child.
Or, Dr. Sohn may identify a developing problem but recommend monitoring your child's growth and development, and then, if indicated, begin treatment at the appropriate time for your child.
In other cases, Dr. Sohn might find a problem that can benefit from early treatment.
Choosing the Best Time for Treatment
While the age that kids get braces may vary, orthodontic treatment most often begins between 9 and 14. Some orthodontic problems are easier to correct if they’re treated early.
If Dr. Sohn thinks your child will need treatment, she’ll let you know when it will be best to begin treatment. This gives your orthodontist the best chance to:
- Guide jaw growth
- Lower the risk of trauma to protruded front teeth
- Correct harmful oral habits
- Improve appearance and self-esteem in your child
- Guide permanent teeth into a more favorable position
- Create a more pleasing arrangement of teeth, lips and face
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Signs the Bite's Not Right
It can be tough to tell when your child may need braces or has an orthodontic problem. Even teeth that look straight may be hiding underlying bite problems.
Here are some clues that may indicate the need for orthodontic attention:
- Early or late loss of baby teeth
- Difficulty chewing or biting
- Biting the cheek or biting into the roof of the mouth
- Protruding teeth
- Breathing through the mouth
- Crowded, misplaced or blocked-out teeth
- Jaws that are too far forward or back
- Upper and lower teeth that don't meet, or meet in an abnormal way
- An unbalanced facial appearance
- Grinding or clenching of the teeth
Learn More at Your Free Consultation
If your child has a dental issue, please contact us by setting up a free consultation at our Bridgeville office.
Let’s talk about your child's orthodontic options and develop a treatment plan customized to your child's needs to create a lifetime of happy and healthy smiles.