Braces for Kids from Payson to Provo, UT
Our team at each Trapnell Orthodontic location has the skill to enhance a smile at any age. However, we feel that by starting orthodontic treatment at an early age, we can ensure great results in less time and in a more cost effective way. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that patients receive their first orthodontic evaluation at around 7 years old, or at the first sign of an orthodontic issue.
Examining a young patient’s developing smile allows us to determine if orthodontic treatment will be necessary, and if it is, when will be most advantageous age to begin.
There are a number of benefits to early orthodontic evaluation, including:
- Prevention of Problems | Detecting problems at a young age makes it easier for us to provide more effective treatment. If we determine there is a problem, we can take the steps necessary to stop a potentially serious orthodontic issue in its tracks.
- Assessment | At an early orthodontic evaluation, we may determine that no orthodontic intervention is necessary at that time. We will recommend checkups that allow us to keep an eye out for issues in the future. During these checkups, we will carefully monitor the growth of your child to ensure that when treatment is necessary we will be ready to treat your child’s case effectively.
We feel it is important to have an early orthodontic evaluation around the age of seven, because that is when the first adult molars come in (erupt). This development allows us to evaluate how your child’s teeth will work with each other, and we will determine where there are going to be issues and if they need braces.
Some of the issues we can discover this way include:
- Tooth Crowding
- Open bite
- Gummy Smiles
At Trapnell Orthodontics, we can help your child obtain a beautiful smile that can last a lifetime. We believe that early treatment is a vital step in the orthodontic process. If you have any questions about early treatment, or would like to schedule an appointment for your child, please contact us today! We have offices in Payson, Spanish Fork, Springville, and Provo.