Early Orthodontic Treatment

Early Orthodontic Treatment

Protects your child’s smile and saves you time and money.

Early Orthodontist Treatment in Seattle and Kirkland WashingtonThe professionals at Lovrovich Orthodontics in Seattle and Kirkland, Washington understand how important your children are to you. That’s why Dr. Lovrovich encourages you to bring them in for an early orthodontic exam at approximately age 7, as recommended by the American Association of Orthodontists. Bite problems may be present at this age which, left unattended, can be difficult to correct at a later age or even cause irreparable damage to the permanent teeth. Even one crooked tooth can throw off the bite, hinder proper cleaning, and cause functional problems as your child grows older; including gum disease, cavities, and speech disorders. Dr. Lovrovich will conduct a comprehensive exam to check for these and other problems:

  • Excessive wear & chipping of front teeth
  • Severe crowding
  • Habits: finger/thumb sucking, tongue thrusting
  • Crossbite of front & back teeth
  • Underbite problems
  • Eruption problems & space management

The benefits of correcting bite problems early.

Early detection and treatment can prevent your child from needing costly and time-consuming dental care in the future. You’ll be happy to know that Dr. Lovrovich always looks at conservative treatment options first. He uses the latest interceptive methods to correct problems before they progress badly and require surgical correction. These include expansion devices, partial braces, space maintainers, Hawley retainers, Herbst® appliances, and habit appliances. Early intervention can reduce treatment time for your child’s braces later on and provide a stable, healthy bite for a lifetime.

Call and schedule your child’s orthodontic exam and consultation at Lovrovich Orthodontics in Seattle at (206) 525-7000 or Kirkland, Washington at (425) 821-0808 or use our online appointment request form now!

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