Early Orthodontics


Why Early Orthodontics is an Important Choice

Early Orthodontics: The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a check up with an orthodontist at the age of 7. This is the average age that adult teeth start erupting.

We evaluate not only the teeth, but the growth and development of the jaws, oral habits, and functioning of the bite. Early orthodontics is more about the jaws than the teeth and we attempt to avoid using brackets at this early stage unless absolutely necessary.

We focus on making sure oral hygiene is optimal as this is sometimes difficult at an early age.

Benefits Of Early Orthodontics

At Rochester Orthodontics, we recognize the importance of early intervention and the positive impact
it can have on a child’s oral health. Some of the benefits of early treatment include:

01. Guiding Jaw Growth:

Early orthodontic treatment allows us to guide the growth and development of the jaws. By identifying and addressing any skeletal discrepancies at an early age, we can help ensure proper alignment of the jawbones, which is essential for a well-aligned bite and healthy facial development.

02. Addressing Bite Problems:

Early orthodontic intervention allows us to identify and correct bite problems, such as crossbites, overbites, underbites, and open bites, at an early stage. Treating these issues promptly can help improve oral function, reduce the risk of dental trauma, and enhance the overall aesthetic appearance of the smile.

03. Creating Space for Permanent Teeth:

Some children may have crowded or misaligned teeth, making it difficult for permanent teeth to erupt properly. Early orthodontic treatment can help create the necessary space for permanent teeth to emerge in their correct positions, reducing the need for extractions or more extensive orthodontic treatment later on.

04. Correcting Habits and Thumb-Sucking:

Early orthodontic intervention can address harmful oral habits, such as thumb-sucking or tongue thrusting, which can affect dental alignment and jaw growth. By identifying and providing guidance on breaking these habits early, we can help promote healthier oral habits and prevent potential orthodontic issues.

05. Enhancing Facial Harmony and Self-Confidence

Early orthodontic treatment can contribute to improved facial harmony and a balanced smile. Correcting orthodontic concerns at an early age can boost a child’s self-esteem and confidence, as they grow up with a straight and beautiful smile.

06. Simplifying Future Orthodontic Treatment:

Early intervention can potentially simplify and shorten the duration of future orthodontic treatment. By addressing certain orthodontic issues early on, we may be able to avoid more complex treatments or surgeries in the future, saving time, cost, and potential discomfort.

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Treatments we offer

Metal Braces


Spark Clear Aligners

Custom Aligners

Early Orthodontics

Adult Orthodontics

Orthodontic Emergencies