Give Your Child the Lifetime Gift of a Healthy Smile
Our orthodontist, Dr. Scanlan, and our team agree with The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) who recognize the countless benefits of children visiting an orthodontist in the earlier stages of their life. This is why it is recommended that your child’s first visit to the orthodontist be as early as age seven. Care from our pediatric orthodontist in Rutherfordton, NC allows us to monitor your child’s growth patterns and focus on the proper time to employ braces or orthodontics.
Signs to Observe for Early Treatment
- Early or late loss of baby teeth
- Difficulty chewing and/or biting
- Mouth breathing
- Your child continues sucking his or her thumb after age five
- Speech impediments
- Protruding teeth
- Teeth that don’t come together in a normal manner or even at all
- Shifting of the jaw when your child opens or closes his or her mouth
- Crowded front teeth around age seven or eight
Discover why early treatment is crucial for your child’s health.
How Your Child Can Benefit
Receiving early treatment as a child can prevent the need for orthodontic treatment as an adult and reduce the chance of needing surgery to correct common conditions. Most parents who bring their child to our orthodontic offices for an early evaluation leave the office happy to know that orthodontic treatment can wait – or won’t be needed at all. We firmly believe that early treatment should only be used when it is truly essential, and our orthodontists will not recommend braces for a child when simpler treatment can produce the same results.
As its name implies, Two-Phase Treatment is done in two phases. The first is when the child is young, around the age of eight or nine. The second comes sometime after the age of 11. This treatment can address severe problems, like underbite, without surgery.
Learn More About Our Pediatric Orthodontist in Rutherfordton, NC – Schedule Your Appointment Today!
To experience our 5-star-rated orthodontic care for your child, schedule their TS Orthodontics Smile Analysis today by calling 828-254-4602 or by clicking here. Your child’s appointment includes a comprehensive exam, digital x-rays, and a personalized consultation – a $249 value for FREE! As a bonus, you will also receive a FREE copy of Dr. Scanlan’s book – “Discover Your Smile and Hide Your Braces – the Truth About Clear Tooth Aligners.”
As one of the premier orthodontic practices in South Asheville, North Asheville, Marion & Rutherfordton, NC, our orthodontist and team at TS Orthodontics also provide 5-star orthodontic care to patients from Spruce Pine, Burnsville, Morganton, Marshall, Weaverville, Black Mountain, Sylva, Canton, Fairview, Royal Pines, Old Fort & Mars Hill, NC, and the surrounding areas.