Early orthodontics in Ashburn

 Early Intervention for Proper Oral Development

In some cases, early orthodontics may be recommended for your child if they are experiencing developmental issues like a malpositioned jaw or a narrow palate. With two phase orthodontic treatments from Dr. Gino of Dulles Life Smiles, you can:

Prevent the Need for Braces
Encourage Better Oral Development
Avoid Speech, Chewing Issues

Healthy, Growing Smiles

If your child’s oral development is not progressing properly, early orthodontics, also known as two-phase orthodontics, can help. By intervening early, you may be able to avoid the need for braces later in life, and your child will have a healthier smile and bite.

Get Started Early

Two-phase orthodontics usually begins at age 6-8, so bring your child in for a consultation right away.

Know the Signs

Some of the signs that your child may need two-phase orthodontics include crowded teeth, excessive thumb-sucking, an overbite or underbite, or a recessed jaw.

Child-Friendly Care

We always treat your child with care and kindness, allowing them to get the orthodontic treatment they need in a comfortable, safe environment.

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Understanding Two Phase/Early Orthodontic Treatment

The terms two phase orthodontics and early orthodontic treatment are used synonymously. Usually, orthodontic treatments like braces are recommended for kids and teenagers who have all of their adult teeth, which usually happens by the age of 13.

However, if your child has more serious orthodontic problems, treatment may need to begin earlier while their mouths are still growing. This is where the term, two phase, comes from. The first phase is early intervention during childhood, while the second phase refers to traditional braces that are placed in the teen years.

Common types of early orthodontic intervention include palate expanders to treat narrow palates and crowded teeth, orthodontic headgear, specialized retainers and space maintainers.

The Benefits of Early Orthodontics

Early orthodontics can help your child’s mouth develop properly, and minimize the need for braces later in life. It’s always easier to treat serious orthodontic problems early, while your child’s mouth is still growing, and not all of their permanent teeth have erupted.

Common issues solved by early orthodontics include a narrow palate and crowded teeth, a misaligned jaw or bite, missing teeth, protruding teeth, and health issues like mouth breathing, which is caused by a narrow palate making it difficult to breathe through the nose.

Early orthodontics can help improve facial symmetry, create more space for crowded teeth to erupt, and provide your child with a healthier bite, among other benefits.

early orthodontics Frequently Asked Questions

When Should My Child Start Their Orthodontic Treatment?

This depends on your child’s oral health. However, most kids should have an orthodontic exam between the ages of 6-8, and most dentists recommend beginning Phase 1 orthodontic treatment at the age of about 7. To see if your child can benefit from early orthodontics, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Gino as soon as possible.