At Glenpool Braces, Dr. Georgy strongly recommends that children undergo an initial orthodontic consultation by the age of seven. While the teeth and jaw will still be growing at this age, this is the best time to pinpoint general bite dysfunction, dental misalignments, and other potentially serious orthodontic issues that could lead to serious trouble later down the road. Our team wants to help your son or daughter grow up with a healthy, confident smile, which is why we may recommend Phase 1 Pediatric Orthodontics. This early, comprehensive approach will not only lessen developmental concerns over time, but it may even help young patients avoid the need for more extensive orthodontic treatment altogether! To schedule an initial consultation, please contact our Glenpool, OK orthodontic office today.
When it comes to your loved one and their burgeoning smile, have you noticed any of the following issues or “bad habits” on a regular basis? If so, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Glenpool Braces for further guidance:
Phase 1 Pediatric Orthodontics isn’t a specific service – it’s actually a customized treatment plan that is comprehensively developed around the specific needs of each young patient. As a first step, Dr. Georgy will take the time to fully understand your child’s growing teeth and jaw by capturing X-rays and detailed intraoral photographs.
Possible recommendations for Phase 1 treatment could include the application of space maintainers throughout the mouth, the diligent use of orthodontic appliances (either fixed in place or removable), and at-home corrections to daily behavior. In many cases, Phase 1 treatment will continue right up to the age where your child is ready to start wearing traditional braces. Throughout the months and years leading up to this day, our team will also want to welcome them in for regular checkups so that we can pinpoint their progress and make adjustments to our approach as needed for the most effective improvements possible.
Phase 1 Pediatric Orthodontics can do much more than simply improve your son or daughter’s smile – it can help them enjoy better self-esteem and a better quality of life that lasts well into adulthood! Here are some additional benefits: