7Up is more than a drink — it’s an American Association of Orthodontics recommendation! The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that children see an orthodontist as young as age 7. Why so young? At this time, most of your child’s baby teeth have erupted and it’s important to monitor the growth and development of teeth and jaw bones. Dr. Varallo can spot any existing problems and recommend treatment if necessary.
Ever hear stories of endless years in braces? Phase I orthodontics is used when the child’s permanent teeth have not yet erupted. It helps clear the path for permanent teeth to develop properly and allows for your child to speak, eat, and breathe properly. Early intervention prevents lengthy Phase 2 treatments.
Even if your child doesn’t have any of these symptoms, they would benefit from meeting with Dr. Varallo to monitor for any changes. Dr. Varallo could then time your child’s treatment so that the best results are achieved in the shortest amount of time.
Does your child sleep with their mouth open? Does your child breathe properly? Does your child snore?
In children and adolescents, breathing disorders can present in a number of ways – hyperactivity, bedwetting, snoring, and other sleep problems. Dr. Varallo can determine if an obstructed airway can be resolved with a palate expander, and can redirect poor airway growth, allowing your child to sleep, breathe, and function better.
A free orthodontic consultation is the first step in getting your child on track for a healthy smile. To schedule, contact us today.