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OFFERING CHILDREN'S ORTHODONTICS IN PEARLAND, TEXAS

It's best for the orthodontist to see children by age 7 to advise if orthodontic treatment is required and to determine when the best time is for that patient to be treated. The first permanent molars and incisors have usually come in by that time and crossbites, crowding, and other problems can be evaluated. When treatment is begun early, the orthodontist can guide the growth of the jaws and guide incoming permanent teeth. Early treatment can also regulate the width of the upper and lower dental arches, gain space for permanent teeth, in some cases avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions, reduce the likelihood of impacted permanent teeth, correct thumb-sucking, and eliminate abnormal swallowing or speech problems. In other words, early treatment can simplify later treatment.

CHILDREN AND TEEN FULL COMPREHENSIVE ORTHODONTICS

Most adolescents are ready for orthodontic care when the last few baby teeth are coming out and they are close to their growth spurt. The ideal timing depends on each individual’s growth pattern, so visiting Dr. McGrory early can insure that treatment begins at the ideal time for your child.

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