Norwalk Children’s Dentist
Waiting until the teen years for your child to take advantage of orthodontic care may lead to longer treatment times and greater cost. As with any problem, being proactive has benefits. That’s why we at Children’s Dental Group offer pediatric orthodontic services. We want your child to have properly aligned teeth and jaws, and the sooner he or she begins, the better.
By age 7, it’s a good idea to bring her or him in to see our Norwalk children’s dentist for an evaluation. The reason that you do might be simply to find out if your child needs orthodontic treatment, or because you have noticed one or more of the following symptoms: teeth crowding, misplaced teeth, jaws that make sounds when your child moves them up or down or side to side, thumb or finger sucking, or other signs that lead you to be concerned. Our Norwalk children’s dentist can address those matters with simpler, effective methods now rather than wait for later. Space can be maintained for teeth that have yet to grow in, and jaw development can be guided. We provide an array of services that include the use of removable appliances, such as retainers, and elastics, in addition to traditional braces. Retainers are often used to maintain the results that have been achieved through the use of braces or removable appliances. Teeth can move back into their original positioning, before orthodontic care took place, so the help of retainers is essential. We cannot guarantee that treatment now will prevent the need entirely later, but in the vast majority of cases, it at least greatly minimizes the work that needs to be done around adolescence.
Why not call our office and arrange an appointment for your child to have an evaluation with our Norwalk children’s dentist? You have nothing to lose, but you and your child have much to gain.
Children’s Dental Group
14119 Pioneer Blvd
Norwalk, CA 90650
Norwalk pediatric braces
At Children’s Dental Group, we correct crooked or misaligned teeth using orthodontics and provide patients with general and cosmetic dentistry. Orthodontic treatment is the practice of aligning teeth, and malocclusions are known as bad bites or problems with the bite. Our Norwalk pediatric braces are done in a relaxing, fun environment so that kids aren’t anxious coming in for their appointments.
A child’s first orthodontic exam should be no later than age 7. The teeth and gums need to be healthy and in good shape before we recommend the right kind of braces. For kids, it is important to prevent future problems and for your child to receive early interceptive care if needed. Interceptive orthodontics allows us to create room for crowded and erupted teeth and helps reduce the need for tooth extraction as well as create reduced treatment time for braces. Bad bites that are not treated soon enough can cause more damage and potential future expensive dental bills. Children should have their first orthodontic exam done as early as possible, in order to check for future problems and correct bite problems before they become more serious. Our Norwalk pediatric braces help to correct this and other issues.
The main goal of orthodontics is to prevent a bad bite. Bad bites can affect the way a person eats, chews and even smiles. If left untreated, a bad bite can result in protruding or crowded teeth and speech impediments. It’s important to take care of these problems before crowded teeth cause problems that can end up resulting in tooth decay. Untreated tooth decay may result in gum disease, bone loss and tooth loss. Ask us about our Norwalk pediatric braces and how we can help your child have better teeth today.