Children’s Orthodontics in Succasunna, NJ, from Our Experienced Orthodontists
Does Your Child Need Early Orthodontic Treatment?
At Roxbury Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, we not only have experienced orthodontists but we also have a 5-star-rated pediatric dentist on staff so we can provide your entire family with happy, healthy smiles! We understand the countless benefits that come with a child’s orthodontic evaluation in the earlier stages of life. That’s why we follow the recommendation of the American Association of Orthodontists, which urges all parents to bring their children to be evaluated by a trained orthodontic specialist by age 7.
Keep in mind that early evaluation is not the same thing as early treatment! Our team takes the opportunity to examine your child’s bite and jaw alignment, which allows us to see if there is any preventative treatment that could reduce the severity or expense of treatment after all the adult teeth have erupted.
Most parents who bring their child in for an early evaluation leave the office happy to know that orthodontic treatment can wait – or won’t be needed at all. Ultimately, only a trained orthodontic specialist can tell for sure if your child would benefit from early treatment, since many potential problems may not be visibly apparent until prevention is too late.
The Benefits of Early Intervention
We strongly recommend that you bring your child in for an evaluation for children’s orthodontics in Succasunna, NJ, if you notice the following signs in your child:
- Difficulty chewing and/or biting
- Tongue thrusting
- Mouth breathing
- Speech impediments
- Protruding teeth
- Unevenly spaced teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Thumb-sucking or finger-sucking past age 3
- Underbites or crossbites
The Benefits of Early Orthodontic Treatment
Our specialists may suggest the use of orthopedic functional appliances for your child. If preventative orthodontics is recommended, early treatment can bring about numerous benefits for your child, such as:
- Reduce or eliminate the need for braces later
- Eliminate the need for adult tooth extractions
- Reduce or eliminate the need for jaw surgery
- Improve overall facial development
Schedule Your Child’s Appointment for Children’s Orthodontics in Succasunna, NJ, Today!
Even when early orthodontic prevention is not necessary or recommended, early evaluation still allows our specialists to monitor your child’s growth patterns and focus on the ideal time to employ braces or orthodontics after the permanent teeth have erupted.
To learn more about children’s orthodontics in Succasunna, NJ, schedule your child’s complimentary Roxbury Orthodontics & Pediatric Smile Assessment today by calling 973.584.7555 or by clicking here. Your child’s pediatric session includes a thorough exam and evaluation to see how we can best serve their dental needs. All of this is valued at $171, but it’s yours completely FREE!
Visit our cutting-edge office for children’s orthodontics today – we can’t wait to meet you and your child!