Orthodontic evaluations are a crucial aspect of dental care, especially for children. At Hover Dental Group, our dentist and dedicated team offer comprehensive orthodontic evaluations to assess the alignment of your child’s teeth and jaw. This evaluation is essential in determining if and when your child might benefit from orthodontic treatment.
Why Orthodontic Evaluations are Important
An orthodontic evaluation helps in identifying any misalignments or bite issues that could affect your child’s oral health, speech and appearance. It is recommended to have the first evaluation by age seven when the mix of baby and permanent teeth can provide valuable insights into the development of your child’s oral structure. Early assessment allows for timely interventions, which can simplify future treatments.
What Happens During an Orthodontic Evaluation
During the evaluation, we will:
- Examine Your Child’s Teeth and Jaw: Assessing alignment, spacing and bite.
- Use Diagnostic Tools: Utilizing X-rays or digital scans to get a detailed view of your child’s teeth, jaw and facial structure.
- Discuss Potential Treatments: If orthodontic treatment is needed, we will discuss the options and refer to you to a specialist.
Benefits of Early Orthodontic Evaluations
The advantages of having an orthodontic evaluation include:
- Early Detection: Identifying issues early can lead to more effective treatments and can often prevent more serious problems
- Guided Growth: Addressing problems while the jaw and face are still growing can guide proper development
- Informed Decisions: Helps parents and guardians make educated decisions about their child’s orthodontic care
Schedule Your Child’s Orthodontic Evaluation
If you are considering an orthodontic evaluation in Longmont, Colorado, for your child, please contact us at 303-684-9777 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Casey Kochevar. Our team is committed to providing your child with the highest quality care and guiding them towards a healthy, beautiful smile.