When to see an orthodontist

Article written byElite Dental Group.

It is important to consult an orthodontist If you have any questions regarding tooth alignment or bite. This includes problems with chewing, speaking, overcrowding, or misplacement of teeth. Misaligned teeth or jaws can cause imbalances in facial features which can be corrected with early detection.

For children, it is advisable to visit an orthodontist after the age of seven to assess a child’s dental development. At the age of seven, an orthodontist can speculate if a child will have sufficient room for their adult teeth to grow. Secondly, early detection will mean that a child can receive treatment before their adult teeth develop. For example, crossbite in a young child can be easily treated with a palatal expander appliance before their jaw is fully grown.

Other problems that children face are early or late loss of baby teeth, thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, or mouth breathing. These symptoms can alter a child’s teeth, gums, jaw, and facial features. Consulting an orthodontist early can help a child learn techniques to stop these habits before treatment is administered.

Orthodontist visits can also benefit adults as orthodontist treatments can be successful at any age. Additionally, new treatment options are discreet, fast, and offer amazing results.

Well-aligned teeth will not only provide you with a beautiful smile, but they are easier to clean, reducing decay and damage later on in life. If you are considering visiting an orthodontist, always consult one who comes well-recommended for your specific treatment. 

Dr. Andre Eliasian is one of the leading dentists in cosmetic dentistry in Glendale CA. His clinic offers several services using modern dentistry procedures which include both traditional and Invisalign braces. If you are looking for wisdom tooth extraction in Glendale or oral surgery in Glendale call for an appointment.