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Orthodontics for Kids

One of the most frequently asked questions about orthodontics is at what age do kids need to be seen by an orthodontist. The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that a child see the orthodontist by the age of 7.

Cosmopolitan Orthodontics has an experienced staff and treatment plans just for kids! We know any doctor’s office can seem scary to young children, so we do everything we can to make it an enjoyable experience for both you and your kids.

It can be hard to know when it is the right time to bring your child into the orthodontist. We have included some of the common reasons we see and treat kids in our clinic. We always encourage parents to come in for a free consultation for their children at any age!

Crowded Mouth

In some cases you will find your child’s mouth just does not seem to be big enough for the teeth that are growing in. We can help with spacing and development of a crowded mouth.

We may advise an early interceptive treatment in order for those new adult teeth to have room to grow in properly. Some early interceptive treatments include, but are not limited to, expanders and partial braces.  We will work with you and your child to develop the best treatment plan for their specific needs.

Sucking habits

It is common for children to develop sucking habits when they are young. These habits are usually a form of comfort for children, whether its a thumb, pacifier, or anything else, we want to help you and your child protect their mouth as teeth start to develop.

A sucking habit can cause a few different complications in the development of teeth and the mouth. We encourage and work with parents on strategies to transition these habits into other forms of comfort for their kids.

Reduced treatment time

When your child gets off to an early start with orthodontic treatment, it’s possible their overall treatment time could be shortened. At younger ages, bones are still growing and the mouth and body are maturing which make it a good time to address concerns that may cause issues down the road. Getting ahead of any problems can reduce mouth pain and possible dental treatments later in life.

At Cosmopolitan Orthodontics near Farmington we have a special  Kid’s Club just for your children to enjoy. We always have prizes for our young patients, making a regular trip to our office fun!

When you bring your child in for a consultation and no treatment is necessary, your child can still join our kids club where every consultation will continue to be free until treatment is needed. We do everything we can to make it easy for you to help your kids take care of their teeth!