Ladera Ranch Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics For Kids

By May 31, 2017August 12th, 2018Blog, Orthodontic Services, Pedodontic Services

Here at 7 Day Dental, we know how important it is to look after your children’s teeth. The Ladera Ranch children’s dentistry professionals that we have on hand here understand that most orthodontic problems children face are easily corrected if you find them early enough.

Ladera Ranch Children’s Dentistry Mission ViejoWe think it’s best if your child comes for their first orthodontic treatment at the age of seven. There are more than a  few very good reasons for that including the facts that:

  • Some of the first permanent molars have come in by this time and that makes it a perfect time to evaluate the jaw and teeth. We pride ourselves on being proactive and staying on top of incorrect bites before they become a problem later on in life.
  • By the age of 12, we can start what’s generally referred to as a comprehensive treatment because that’s when the permanent teeth have come in. Guiding the teeth into proper placement is usually done with braces here.
  •  Between the ages of six and 10, Ladera Ranch children’s dentistry experts can identify any other problems your child might be facing. It is quite often the case here that the dentist that you are working with will be making room for developing teeth with any procedures they use.


Signs to Watch For

It’s important that you know what to watch for as parents before you come in to see us for any orthodontic treatments for your children. Following are a few of the classic symptoms that should indicate a visit is in good order:

Protruding teeth

 When your child’s teeth stick out and protrude it is generally a sign that something needs to be adjusted. If you see these signs in your children, it’s time to book an appointment with us here at 7 Day Dental so you can see an orthodontist. Remember, being proactive helps your child to have a beautiful smile that can last a lifetime.

Crowding teeth are one of the more familiar symptoms that you might have to deal with. If your child has any kind of difficulty chewing or biting, you’ll want to come and see us straightaway.

Another symptom occurs when your child is having trouble closing their lips comfortably. Keep in mind that we have a variety of services here at 7 Day Dental that include emergency capabilities that can come to the rescue seven days a week.