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Orthodontic Treatment on Kenny Road in Columbus, Ohio

Great dental habits start early and providing early orthodontic treatments can lead to proper tooth development and stay ahead of potentially any dental issues as your child ages. It is generally recommended that early orthodontic treatment begins at the age of seven. By this age, your child has enough of their permanent or adult teeth to evaluate the developing jaws and provide an overview for their future dental health.

If you are looking for pediatric dental care, visit Kenny Road Family Dental for all your child’s needs.

Prevent Future Health Issues

The goal of early orthodontic treatment is to discover and rectify issues as they develop. If left untreated or undetected these issues can become more prominent as your children become adults. Generally, after their first visit, there is typically one of three recommendations. The first is nothing. Their teeth are developing normally and healthy. Second, there are potential trouble spots that need monitoring. Third, there is a problem that needs immediate correction.

Our specialists are trained to detect these issues and provide recommendations. The most common forms of issues that your children face in their formative years are as follows:

  • Underbites – when the lower front teeth are ahead of the upper front teeth
  • Crossbites – when the jaw shifts to one side
  • Very crowded teeth
  • Excessively spaced teeth
  • Extra or missing teeth
  • Teeth that meet abnormally, or don’t meet at all
  • Thumb, finger, or pacifier sucking that is affecting jaw growth or tooth development

Healthy Habits That Last a Lifetime

At Kenny Road Family Dental, we are the premier pediatric dental specialists in Kenny Road Columbus, Ohio. We are easy to find, offer easy scheduling options and same-day emergency dental treatment.

We understand that children often do not like visiting the dentist but keeping a regular schedule early in their life can help create healthy habits. We recommend starting your child’s first dental visit at age three, so we determine how their primary teeth are developing. Show your children that visiting the dentist is nothing to be afraid of and schedule your whole family for their regular exams.

Remember Regular Cleanings!

The best way to keep your teeth healthy is by planning and maintain regular exams and cleanings every six months. We can fix cavities and fix any issues that arise. Along with healthy brushing and flossing habits, this gives you the best chance to maintain a healthy dental lifestyle. Flexible scheduling is available, call us today!