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Your child is unique, and so is his or her skeletal growth and dental development. The ideal time to begin your child’s treatment with our orthodontist in Jacksonville, Fernandina Beach, or Macclenny, FL, is dependent on many factors and often does not correlate with age or the number of baby teeth left in the mouth.
Early diagnosis of orthodontic problems not only gives our Coastline doctors the best chance of properly timing your child’s treatment, but also allows for the highest probability of success in correcting your child’s malocclusion.
Orthodontics is all about timing. Beginning treatment at the proper time period assures the best result with the least amount of time and financial contribution.
At 7 years old, the adult 1st molars have erupted. This allows our orthodontist to get an initial baseline diagnosis for your child’s bite, guiding future treatment and any early treatment recommendations.
An orthodontic consultation does not necessitate orthodontic treatment. In fact, most children do not need early orthodontic treatment.
The appropriate time to begin your child’s early interceptive orthodontics will vary depending on the type and severity of their malocclusion, as well as their stage in dental development.
Our Coastline orthodontists believe that early orthodontic treatment should only be administered when absolutely necessary. After a thorough consultation, you deserve and can expect an honest recommendation for timing your child’s treatment.
These are a few of the most common results of interceptive treatment:
After the initial consultation, if it is determined that your child does not need any interceptive treatment, he or she will be put on “recall” status at our office. Your child will return for recall appointments every 6-12 months for our doctors to monitor their growth and dental development.
Visit us at our Jacksonville, Macclenny, or Fernandina Beach orthodontic office for a free early evaluation of your child. Most parents who bring their 7 or 8-year-old child to our office leave again with the comfort of knowing that orthodontic treatment can wait. Those who do learn that they need early intervention treatment gain the benefit of avoiding more invasive and expensive treatments later in life. In short, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by visiting Coastline Orthodontics today!