Orthodontist Orange County, CA | Early Orthodontic Treatment
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What are the benefits of early orthodontic evaluation?

Early evaluation provides both timely detection of problems and greater opportunity for more effective treatment. Dr. Zachary’s prudent intervention guides growth and development, preventing serious problems later. When orthodontic intervention is not necessary, Dr. Zachary will carefully monitor growth and development and begin treatment only when it is ideal.

Why is age 7 considered the optimal time for screening?

By the age of 7, the first adult molars erupt, establishing the back bite. During this time, Dr. Zachary can evaluate front-to-back and side-to-side tooth relationships. For example, the presence of erupting incisors can indicate possible overbite, open bite, crowding or gummy smiles. Timely screening increases the chances for an incredible smile!

What are the advantages of interceptive treatment?

Some of the most direct results of interceptive treatment are:

  • Creating room for crowded, erupting teeth
  • Creating facial symmetry through influencing jaw growth
  • Reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth
  • Preserving space for unerupted teeth
  • Reducing the need for tooth removal
  • Reducing treatment time with braces

Orthodontics is not just for kids anymore! Tooth alignment can be achieved at any age! Learn more about orthodontics for adults.