The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children are seen by age 7
The primary benefit of having an orthodontic evaluation by an orthodontist, by age 7, is the opportunity to monitor development of your child’s teeth. This allows Dr. John to maximize growth and eruption patterns and treatment options for your child.
Awareness and a proactive approach today leads to increased treatment options and a more optimal outcome for tomorrow
Dr. John recommends the same treatment for your child as his own child
We all want the best for our children – to give them the tools to be confident, successful, healthy and happy. Dr. John is a regional expert in child & teen orthodontics and has had his work published in the American Journal of Orthodontics. More importantly, he is a proud father of four children, two of whom are his Patients as well. When you bring your child to Dr. John, you can be confident that he makes the same treatment recommendations for your child as he does for his own children.
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I have had two children go through orthodontic treatment with Warford Orthodontics, and I can not find enough good things to say. They are knowledgeable, and take the time to explain everything to the Patient and family. They were flexible with appointment times, and they helped with finding a payment plan that worked for us. I highly recommend getting orthodontic services with them!
The staff provided our family with comfortable waiting areas and essentially no wait time. They were very accommodating of our needs and very clear and concise with treatment plans and financial arrangements.
My kids look forward to their visits!
Answers to Common Questions Regarding Children and Their Teeth
My child’s baby teeth are crowded. Is that OK?
No. This could be an early sign of something an orthodontist should monitor. You may wish to schedule your child for a check-up.
My child’s front teeth stick out. Should we see an orthodontist?
Yes. Protrusive front teeth may be the outward sign of a problem with the positions of the jaws, or positions of the teeth, even if your child has baby teeth. Protrusive upper front teeth are more likely to be broken at play or in an accident.
Transition from baby teeth to permanent teeth
Around age 6 children will begin to lose baby teeth and their first permanent molars emerge.
While you don’t see them, permanent teeth begin to form before birth. At around age 13, most children have 28 of their permanent teeth and the third molars, or “wisdom teeth,” appear in the late teen years, or early 20s and often cause some pain or other dental issues.
Sometimes a child may have too few permanent teeth and this is called “congenitally missing teeth.” The opposite can occur and a child may have extra teeth, or “supernumerary teeth.” Both conditions happen often can be diagnosed using a panoramic x-ray from Warford Orthodontics. We can help to successfully manage these problems.