The Benefits of Early Orthodontic Treatment

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At Douglas Knight Orthodontics, we’re proud to offer expert orthodontic treatment in a warm and friendly office environment to give you the exceptional care your family deserves. As your Tacoma kids orthodontist, Dr. Knight and his dedicated team absolutely love helping children develop gorgeous smiles that will last for years to come. Keep reading to discover why starting orthodontics early gives your child the best chance for a stunning smile!

Makes Room For Permanent Teeth

Early treatment can act as an intervention before crowding takes place. Before the permanent teeth erupt, your orthodontist can ensure there is adequate space in your child’s mouth for the teeth to grow in through the gums, and even expand the jaw if necessary to prevent crowding and crookedness.

May Improve Facial Features

Crooked teeth may cause misalignment of the jaws, which can affect facial symmetry. Correcting the bite restores alignment to the jaw and symmetry to the mouth, improving facial features and increasing your child’s confidence.

Helps Resolve Speech Issues

Orthodontic treatment can correct a variety of bite issues that may affect speech. If your child speaks with a lisp or a whistling sound due to the overlapping of the teeth, braces can resolve these speech issues and help your child speak clearly and confidently.

Contact Your Tacoma Kids Orthodontist Today!

Don’t wait to bring your child in for an orthodontic evaluation. Schedule a consultation with your Tacoma orthodontist today. Remember, an evaluation is not the same as actually starting treatment. In many cases treatment is not necessary until much later. However, it is crucial to begin monitoring your child’s smile development at an early age to give him or her the best chance at a healthy, beautiful smile and prevent complex issues. If you have any questions regarding orthodontics, contact us and we’ll be happy to help. We look forward to seeing your child in our office soon!