Early Orthodontic Treatment
Every child should be able to experience the happiness and self esteem that comes with a beautiful smile. At Woodland Family Dental, Dr. Sunnshine Welton recommends early orthodontic treatment with functional dental appliances to address a variety of potential issues as your child’s teeth grow and develop.
A healthy mouth is vital to a child’s overall well being and development. If your child is experiencing headaches, neck pain, dizziness, earaches, snoring, poor sleeping habits or a speech delay, ask Dr. Welton if early orthodontic treatment could help!
What Is Early Orthodontic Treatment?
Early orthodontic treatment for children can help address a variety of issues such as:
- Underdeveloped Jaws
- Narrow Arches
- Crowded Teeth
- Deep Overbites
- Thumb-Sucking Habit
- Jaw Joint Problems
- Delayed Speech Development
Is Early Orthodontic Treatment Right For My Child?
Children are often self-conscious about their crooked teeth or underdeveloped lower jaws. Early orthodontic treatment can help improve their self-esteem and oral health, and can also help their facial structure.
Children with narrow arches need to wear a functional oral appliance to expand their arches to make room for their permanent teeth, creating their best, beautiful smile.
Functional oral appliances can also help remove the need for invasive tooth extractions. These appliances are designed to develop a child’s arches and make room for their permanent teeth.
Is your child struggling with their speech? Narrow jaws can result in less room for the tongue to move, which can interfere with pronunciation and enunciation. Functional oral appliances make more room for the tongue to move freely, helping to ensure regular speech patterns.
Schedule Your Child’s Consultation With Woodland Family Dental Today!
If you want to know if your child could benefit from early orthodontic treatment, give our Post Falls dental office a call. We’re always happy to answer any questions you have about orthodontic services for your child.
A consultation with Dr. Sunnshine Welton is the perfect way to answer all of your questions and determine if early orthodontic treatment could be the best solution for your child's smile!
We offer both clear and metal braces for kids who need a more traditional treatment.