Orthodontic treatment is crucial during childhood and adolescence. According to the American Association of Orthodontists®, children should have their first orthodontic screening by age 7. Dr. Gregory Davis recommends bringing your child in for an evaluation by this age to assess their orthodontic needs. Early treatment can often identify and address potential issues before they become more severe, saving both time and money in the long run.

One of the primary benefits of early orthodontic treatment is that a child’s teeth have not fully erupted, allowing us to guide their growth and address problems at the earliest stage. This proactive approach can help in various ways, including:

  • Creating more space for crowded, erupting teeth
  • Preserving space for teeth that have not yet emerged
  • Achieving facial symmetry by guiding jaw growth
  • Reducing the likelihood of tooth extractions
  • Shortening the overall treatment duration

When you bring your child to State Street Dental, our experienced dentist will evaluate their teeth and jaw development. If early treatment is recommended, we will design a personalized plan to ensure the best outcomes. This plan may involve removable or fixed appliances, depending on your child’s specific needs.

Our goal is to provide your child with a healthy, beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. Early orthodontic treatment can set the foundation for optimal dental health and confidence. To learn more about early orthodontic treatment in Boise, Idaho, and schedule a consultation, please call us today at 208-939-1700. We are committed to helping your child achieve a bright and healthy future.