Pediatric Orthodontist in Bluffton, SC
Your Child’s Best Oral Health Begins With Early Treatment
Parents are usually relieved to learn that early treatment for their child is not necessarily about getting braces. 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 Bluffton, SC, is not simply for aesthetics but will help guide the growth and development of their jaw and teeth – preventing more serious problems later.
At What Age Should My Child See an Orthodontist?
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that your child’s initial orthodontic evaluation occur by age seven – the time when adult teeth are erupting. At Bluffton Orthodontics, we evaluate 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?
Treatment at this early stage may not even 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
Benefits of Early Treatment
While parents don’t need to rush into obtaining braces for their young children, some 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
We’re so confident your child will love their experience with us, we back our services up with multiple guarantees! Our goal is our patients’ 100% satisfaction. If you or your child are unsatisfied with the care you receive at any time during the course of treatment, simply let us know and we’ll do what it takes to make it right. That’s our promise to you!
We also proudly offer an affordability guarantee – we keep our prices fair, accept most insurance plans, and offer customizable payment plans through OrthoFi. Additionally, with our convenient appointment times, we guarantee you or your child never have to miss work or school for an appointment with us. Contact our friendly office today for more information!
Learn More About Our Pediatric Orthodontist in Bluffton, SC
To learn more about our 5-star-rated pediatric orthodontic care, schedule your child’s complimentary Bluffton Orthodontics New Patient Consultation today by calling 843-815-2521 or by clicking here to use our convenient online form. Your child’s appointment includes a review of their dental history, an extensive oral exam, digital images & x-rays of their teeth, a personalized treatment plan, and a tour of our state-of-the-art office – a $225 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 flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us!
Come experience our state-of-the-art orthodontic office! You will quickly discover that we offer high-quality orthodontic treatment to all our patients – and we do it with a smile!
As one of the premier orthodontic practices in Bluffton, SC, our doctor and team at Bluffton Orthodontics also provide 5-star orthodontic care to patients from Hilton Head Island, Beaufort & Hardeeville, SC, and surrounding areas.