7 and Up - Early Treatment

Early intervention can minimize the need for more costly and extensive care later on in a child's life. While early detection of orthodontic problems does not necessarily mean treatment, it is important to stay ahead of the game and be aware of any potential problems hiding below the gums.

Give your child the best opportunity for a healthy and beautiful smile! The American Association of Orthodontics recommends children meet with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7. An early evaluation is free!

Blue Wave Orthodontics treats these conditions and more:

Protruding Teeth
Excessive protrusion of the top teeth is the most common orthodontic problem.

Crossbites
The upper teeth fit improperly inside the lower teeth.

Crowding/Open Bite
Crowded teeth resulting in overlapping. A separation of the front teeth when biting down through which the tongue can protrude.

Spacing
Excessive space between the teeth.

Underbite
Excessive protrusion of the lower jaw and teeth.

Midline Discrepancy
Improper alignment of upper and lower midlines and/or chin which can affect proper fit of the bite.

Persistent Habits
Long term finger/thumb sucking habits or tongue thrusting which are both noted for creating multiple bite issues.

Airway Deficiency
Chronic mouth breathing can interfere with proper development of upper and lower arches.

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