Do you have an awkward teen with unfortunately proportioned teeth? Burke has a family dentist qualified and ready to help! What’s the cause of your child’s protruding, crowded or irregularly spaced teeth? It very well may have been inherited through the lines of your family tree. Thumb sucking, losing teeth prematurely and accidents also contribute to such oral health challenges.
At McMillan & Associates, we’ll help you discern those issues requiring immediate resolution from those that can be postponed. Though oral growth issues many times can be identified in children as early as three years of age, generally it’s recommended to hold off on aggressive orthodontic treatment until the permanent molars have emerged around the age of 12.
Failure to correct crooked or crowded teeth makes proper cleaning of the mouth extremely difficult. This likely will lead to tooth decay, gum disease and possibly tooth loss. An improper bite can interfere with chewing and speaking, can cause abnormal wear to tooth enamel, and lead to problems with the jaw. Investing now in your growing child’s oral health will have its pay-off for years to come.
Your progeny deserves a smile they can feel confident about! Visit our Burke family dentist today to ensure this occurs.