Early Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic Care for Early Childhood

Early orthodontics, also known as Phase I Orthodontics, is performed when your child has baby teeth and adult teeth. Early treatment is important for correcting skeletal, dentoalveolar, and muscular imbalances.

Shine Orthodontics sees patients as young as 7 and can correct oral issues before they become long-term health problems.

Doctor smiling with patient

Benefits of Early Childhood Orthodontic Treatment:

  • Correct width of dental arches with expansion 

  • Improved eruption patterns of permanent teeth 

  • Decreased risk of trauma to protruding upper front teeth 

  • Correct oral habits like thumb sucking 

  • Increased space for permanent teeth 

  • Reduced likelihood of permanent tooth extraction 

Early Childhood Orthodontic Health

Nurturing Balanced and Healthy Smiles

There are many options for correcting oral health issues early in childhood. Timely and appropriate treatment can prevent worse issues down the line and set you up for long-term health habits.  

Treatment for patients as young as 7 can include:

  • Braces 

  • Expanders 

  • Space Maintainers

    • Nance appliance 

    • Lower Lingual Holding Arch 

    • Band and Loop Space Maintainer