Preventative Orthodontic Care with Early Treatment
Starting treatment at the right time gives the younger patient more conservative treatment choices. This prevents the need for extractions or surgical procedures later.
Early orthodontics for children.
A bad bite or crooked teeth start early in your child's development. Most parents are unable to detect irregular patterns in dental health. Screening early for Phase I orthodontic treatment uncovers potential breathing, dental and other functional issues.
Preventative and Proactive
We believe strongly in early screenings because early treatment can sometimes eliminate the need for braces and/or often turn patients into Invisalign Teen® candidates.
What's up with 7&UP?
It's not soda we're talking about! The smiles of children are our top priority. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends every child have their first orthodontic screening by age seven.
Why so early? At age seven, a child's permanent first molars and several front teeth have begun to erupt. At no obligation, Dr. Shawn Pesh is able to check a young child's dental eruption and bite, evaluate their jaws, and determine if any early intervention is necessary.
Planning for a healthy smile.
We believe it's necessary to plan for success and use a baseline panoramic scan to screen all children. Early detection is key and this image shows us all of your child's developing teeth and jaw structures. It also provides key information regarding treatment timing.
Pursuing more orthodontic options.
We'll lay it out on the table for you. We give you the opportunity to make informed decisions. There's more than one way to do things and we review risks, benefits, and alternatives to all available options.
Removing serious, avoidable skeletal and dental problems is the ultimate goal of early treatment in our practice.
– Dr. Shawn Pesh
Great smile. Great future. Great benefits for children.
With crooked teeth increased dental plaque buildup is common. Bacterial proliferation between teeth increases potential for gum disease and can lead to heart problems. Straight teeth eases hygiene and can improve your health.
Teeth have to last a lifetime. Our Phase 1 treatment help avoid common dental complications children carry to adulthood.
Your smile is one of the first things people notice when meeting you. A smile is a big part of making a first impression. A smiling face tells people that you’re positive, outgoing and worth getting to know.
Give your child the power to make a great first impression with a healthy smile.
Emotions are contagious. When you smile your brain releases endorphins and serotonin which improves mood and relieves stress. Smiling makes you feel better inside and appear more attractive to others.