Early Orthodontic Treatment
Protects Your Child’s Smile and Saves You Time and Money
Dr. Robert A. Azarik at Upper Bucks Orthodontics in Perkasie and Quakertown, Pennsylvania encourages you to bring your child in for an early orthodontic exam at approximately age 7, as recommended by the American Association of Orthodontists.
Bite problems may be present at this age that, left unattended, can be difficult to correct at a later age or even cause irreparable damage to the permanent teeth. Even one crooked tooth can throw off the bite, hinder proper cleaning, and cause functional problems as children grow older, including gum disease, cavities, and speech disorders.
Dr. Azarik will conduct a comprehensive exam to check for these and other problems:
- Excessive wear and chipping of front teeth
- Severe crowding
- Habits: finger/thumb-sucking, tongue-thrusting
- Crossbite of front and back teeth
- Eruption problems and space management
Benefits of Correcting Bite Problems Early
Early detection and treatment can prevent children from needing costly and time-consuming dental care in the future. You’ll be happy to know that Dr. Azarik always looks at conservative treatment options first.
He uses the latest interceptive methods to correct problems before they progress badly and require surgical correction. These include expansion devices, partial braces, and custom appliances. Early intervention can reduce treatment time for your child’s braces later on and provide a stable, healthy bite for a lifetime.
Dr. Azarik has been straightening smiles since 1983 and is the first board-certified orthodontist in the Bucks County area, so you can rest assured that your child is in the best of hands. Dr. Azarik will provide your child with the above-and-beyond personal attention that can make his or her visits a relaxed, fun, and positive experience. Plus, he places all appliances and makes any necessary adjustments himself.
For more information about early orthodontic treatment or to schedule your child’s appointment, call Upper Bucks Orthodontics today at (215) 257-8011 for Perkasie, PA or (215) 538-2911 for Quakertown, PA. You can also request an appointment online.