Children (Phase I - about 5 to 10 years old)
Treatment for Children (Phase I treatment and dento-facial orthopaedics)
People often ask: "At what age should my child be seen by an orthodontist?"
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first orthodontic exam by age seven.
Do you know…
Major or invasive orthodontic work can be prevented or minimized with early interceptive orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontic problems often run in families, and early treatment can minimize expensive correction treatment later?
At Dr. Catherine Lee Orthodontics, we believe in early diagnosis and treatment. Not all children require early treatment. However, we strongly recommend children have their first orthodontic evaluation between ages five and seven.
Our goal is to catch potential problems in their early stages and help guide facial and jaw development during the active growing phase. We monitor and modify jaw growth with early interceptive care (Phase I treatment). These early interventions take advantage of a child's natural development to improve smiles, faces and profiles, often minimizing the eventual need (in Phase II treatment) for removing good permanent teeth and reducing the overall cost of care.
We are happy to make certain that your children's teeth are part of our pre-orthodontic guidance program.
A child's smile and self-confidence are our top priorities.