Braces for Kids from Payson to Provo, UT
Our team has the skills and knowledge to enhance your smile no matter your age. However, we believe that early orthodontic treatment can ensure great results in less time and in a more cost-effective manner.
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 your child’s developing smile allows us to determine if orthodontic treatment will be necessary, and if it is, when will be the 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 then recommend checkups that allow us to monitor your child and identify issues as they arise.
It’s important to have an early orthodontic evaluation around the age of seven, because that’s when the first adult molars come in (erupt). This evaluation allows us to gauge how your child’s teeth will work with each other and to determine when or if there are going to be oral health problems
Some of the problems we can discover this way include:
- Tooth Crowding
- Open Bite
- Gummy Smiles
At Trapnell Orthodontics, we can help your child attain 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.