Early Treatment


Early Treatment for Your Child

Dr. Jorgensen believes in early treatment. Although not all of the teeth are in place, there is much that can be accomplished in young, growing children

  • Early treatment reduces extractions, surgery, and reduces impacted and injured teeth

  • Improve your child's self-esteem at a time in their development when they are most vulnerable

  • The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children be screened at age 7

What is an orthodontic expander?

While most orthodontists agree that palatal expanders are useful in eliminating posterior crossbite, they also have several other beneficial effects like eliminating crowding, reducing the prevalence of impacted permanent canines, and increasing the size of the nasal cavity (the airway).

How does orthodontic treatment reduce dental injuries?

Children with excessive "overbites" are more prone to dental injuries of the front teeth. Early orthodontic treatment can reduce the protrusiveness of the front teeth and the frequency of them being damaged.

How do braces affect a child's self-esteem?

Children have enough to worry about in the elementary and junior high years. They are told they are too skinny or too heavy, too tall or too short, too quiet or too loud. An investment in a beautiful smile will give them one less thing to worry about during these important formative years.

Childhood Orthodontic Problems


Types of Early Treatment