Having a straight, beautiful smile is a priceless gift you can give your child. At Carousel Pediatric Dentistry, we will begin to evaluate your son or daughter for orthodontic treatment at around seven years old. Early evaluation allows us to determine if they need interceptive orthodontic treatment, which is an orthodontic treatment utilized earlier and before standard orthodontic treatment at age 11 or 12.
Interceptive orthodontics in Apple Valley, MN helps deal with problems that could become more significant and harder to treat in the future, such as:
- Excessive tooth crowding leaving minimal space for adult teeth
- Open bites
For some children, taking advantage of jaw growth and early orthodontic treatment may help them have an easier and more efficient treatment when it's time to straighten their teeth in the future.
Depending on their needs, your son or daughter may benefit from wearing metal braces on their teeth. Your dentist may also recommend space maintainers, retainers, or palatal expanders to create or maintain space for incoming adult teeth.
If you're looking for the best kid's dentist in Apple Valley, MN to evaluate your little one's smile, look no further than Carousel Pediatric Dentistry. Contact us today at (952) 715-6177 to schedule your child's next appointment.