We encourage you to bring your child to see our orthodontist at age seven. While most children do not need orthodontic care until their preteen years, some begin to develop alignment issues much sooner. Dr. Anisa Omar and the East Gate Orthodontics team offer early intervention with children’s orthodontics to prevent common ortho issues from becoming worse over the years.
The childhood and teenage years are a great time for orthodontic treatment. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child receive their first orthodontic screening by the age of seven years! We encourage you to bring your child to our Chantilly office by this age to determine and address any possible orthodontia issues.
As a leading children’s orthodontist, Dr. Anisa Omar will work with you to evaluate your child or children’s orthodontic needs and an affordable treatment plan, if necessary. When we are able to start treatment early, we can often detect and correct potential problems before they become more serious. This can undoubtedly save your family time and money.
Benefits of Children’s Orthodontics
Early orthodontic treatment is advantageous because a young child’s teeth have not finished erupting; this allows us to guide their eruption and address any problems at the earliest possible stage. Whether your child needs removable or fixed appliances, early orthodontic treatment can help to:
- Provide more room for crowded erupting teeth
- Preserve space for teeth that have not yet erupted
- Create facial symmetry by manipulating jaw growth
- Reduce the possible need for tooth extraction
- Reduce the overall treatment time
When you bring your child to a kid’s orthodontist, your professional will be able to determine whether treatment is needed and when it should begin. An orthodontist for kids should be cognizant of the professional and personal needs for child patients, like clean facilities, waiting room activities, and a fun atmosphere.
Learn more about your child’s treatment options and schedule their visit with Dr. Anisa Omar by contacting our Chantilly office at 703-542-6336 today!