Pediatric Orthodontist in Michigan City, IN
Set the Foundation for Your Child’s Lifelong Healthy Smile
Parents are usually relieved to learn that early orthodontics at Fryar Orthodontics is not about getting braces. Instead, it’s about setting your child up for a lifetime of optimal oral health, which is affected by the proper alignment and symmetry of their smile, jaw, and face. Your child’s early evaluation with our pediatric orthodontist in Michigan City, IN, is not simply for aesthetics but will help guide the growth and development of their jaw and teeth – preventing more serious problems later.
The Recommended Age for Their First Visit
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that your child’s initial orthodontic evaluation occur by age seven – the time when adult teeth are erupting. Early interceptive orthodontic treatment has proven to be beneficial for your child’s overall oral health. Because a young child’s permanent teeth have not finished erupting, we are able to thoroughly evaluate and address any impending problems at the earliest stage.
Our orthodontist evaluates erupting teeth to detect issues such as a possible overbite, open bite, crowding, or gummy smiles. We can tell if your child will benefit from early treatment, as many potential problems may not be visibly apparent until prevention is too late. Beginning treatment at this optimal time not only ensures the greatest result but also means less time and expense down the road.
Does Your Child Need an Orthodontic Assessment?
It’s possible that treatment at this early stage will not be necessary. However, it is especially important to schedule a screening with our orthodontist if you notice any of the following conditions in your child:
- Crowded or misplaced teeth
- Difficulty in chewing or biting food
- Early loss of baby teeth
- Mouth breathing
- Finger or thumb sucking
- Jaws that “pop” when opening and closing
- Misaligned teeth that close abnormally or without touching
- Jaws and teeth that are not in proportion to the rest of the face
The Benefits of Early Treatment
Rushing into obtaining braces for young children may not be necessary, but certain oral health issues can be avoided with early screening and treatment, including:
- Open bites – when the upper and lower teeth are unable to physically touch each other when the jaws are closed
- Crossbites – when the two rows of teeth don’t meet correctly. A misaligned bite can cause tooth decay, gum disease, stress on the jaw muscles, headaches, and more.
- Speech impediments
- Injury to protruding teeth
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
We’re so confident your child will love their experience at Fryar Orthodontics, we back it up with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee over the course of treatment. If you are less than satisfied with the care your child receives from our team, simply let us know and we’ll do what it takes to make it right. It’s our promise to you!
Learn More about Our Pediatric Orthodontist in Michigan City, IN, Today!
To experience 5-star-rated orthodontic care for your child, take advantage of our complimentary Fryar Orthodontics Smile Assessment today by calling 219-872-9200 or by clicking here to use our convenient online form. Your child’s appointment includes a discussion of your goals, a complete oral exam, digital x-rays, and a personalized treatment recommendation – a $275 value, for FREE!
During your child’s assessment, our team will be happy to answer all your questions about our orthodontic treatments, our office, our in-house 0% interest payment plan, 100% satisfaction guarantee, and anything else you may want to know about us!
As one of the premier orthodontic practices in Michigan City, IN, our doctor and team at Fryar Orthodontics also provide 5-star orthodontic care to patients from La Porte, Chesterton, Knox & North Judson, IN & New Buffalo, MI, and surrounding areas.