Braces for Kids and Teens
Phase One Treatment
Your family dentist may recommend early evaluation for your child. Ideally, it is a good idea for youngsters to be evaluated for early treatment by age 7 because many potential issues can be avoided if identified early. These issues include problems with eruption of permanent teeth, identification of missing teeth, jaw development that may impact breathing, tongue positions that impede speech. For more information, visit Dr. Greeley's articles listed on this website:Early Treatment, Phase I and Sleep Disturbed Breathing.
If you would like to have your child evaluated, call Greeley Orthodontics at 484-346-7846 for a complimentary consultation.
Braces for Teens
Most adults who have had orthodontic treatment usually had treatment in their early teens. There are good biologic reasons for this. Even if some important issues were addressed early in a Phase One treatment, other issues regarding the eruption of permanent teeth and jaw development are best addressed during the adolescent growth spurt. Seeing your child periodically is a good way to zero in on the best time to begin Phase II or Full Treatment orthodontic treatment.