When your child reaches the age of six, you can expect their permanent teeth to begin coming in. This is also the perfect time to determine if your child would need orthodontic treatment. If you notice that your child’s permanent teeth are crooked, crowded, or have wide gaps in between, Braces by Dr. Ruth can help with Phase I treatment. Also known as early orthodontic treatment, this procedure is done to intercept a more severe problem later on. Phase I treatment allows us to create the needed space for the permanent teeth and control bite problems while the structure of your child's jaw is still developing.
Other signs that your child may need Phase I treatment include:
- Problems with biting or chewing
- Sucking thumb after the age of five
- Protruding teeth on the top or bottom
Dr. Ruth will strive to make your child’s early orthodontic treatment in Nashville as conservative and comfortable as possible. We can even work with your child’s general dentist to help you feel more confident with our treatment plan.
Contact us at (615) 323-2026 to schedule a consultation for your child's orthodontic treatment in Nashville today!
What Is Phase I Treatment?
Early orthodontic treatment presents an opportunity to influence your child’s jaw growth in a positive manner and improve the width of their dental arches. It also prevents other severe issues such as impacted permanent teeth or bite problems that may require surgery to correct.
Depending on the unique needs of your child, Phase I treatment may involve the following:
- Traditional metal braces
- Palate expanders
- Space maintainers
At Braces by Dr. Ruth, we will carefully examine your child and create a customized treatment plan based on their unique needs. Our main goal is to intervene early to save your child years of dental issues and potential trauma.
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Dr. Ruth is one of the most caring Nashville orthodontists that you will ever meet. She also has the ability to make every orthodontic visit fun not only for your child but for your entire family as well.
Schedule a consultation today! Call us at (615) 323-2026 or contact us online to learn about orthodontic treatment for children in Nashville.
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