Early Orthodontic Screening


A practical approach keeping little problems from becoming big ones.

The American Association of Orthodontics recommends an orthodontic exam at age 7. This is when the permanent teeth begin to erupt and some children already have orthodontic problems. Left untreated, they can be more difficult, time-consuming and expensive to treat later in life... or may cause significant dental or growth problems.

Young children can face many dental development problems.

Just one crooked tooth can throw off the bite and cause functional problems as children grow older. These problems include gum disease, cavities and speech disorders. Dr. Patel will conduct a comprehensive exam to check for these and other disorders:

  • Overbite and underbite
  • Severe crowding
  • Finger or thumb sucking
  • Tongue thrusting
  • Crossbite of front and back teeth
  • Eruption problems and space management
  • Facial aesthetic problems

With more than two decades of experience, Dr. Patel is a capable and dedicated orthodontic specialist. In addition to his skill and advanced care, Dr. Patel provides the personal attention and caring heart that make visiting the orthodontist comfortable and fun.

For more information about early interceptive orthodontic treatment and to discover your child's beautiful, confident smile, call Dr. Patel today!

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