At SDOC, we understand that your child’s dental health is a top priority. Our goal is to provide personalized care and education to help your child achieve and maintain a healthy smile for life.

The best timing for a child’s orthodontic consultation is typically around the age of 7 years old. This is when the first adult molars have usually come in and the orthodontist can evaluate the bite and identify any potential problems.

Early evaluation and treatment can prevent more serious dental problems from developing and can also make future treatment shorter and more effective.

Possible indications for orthodontic treatment in children and adolescents include crowded or crooked teeth, overbite or underbite, crossbite, open bite, and jaw growth problems. If left untreated, these problems can lead to issues such as difficulty chewing or speaking, TMJ pain, and tooth decay due to difficulty cleaning crowded or misaligned teeth.

As a parent, you want the best for your child’s dental health. That’s why we offer a range of services that are tailored to meet their unique needs and ensure they have a positive dental experience. Orthodontic treatment can involve braces, aligners, and other appliances that are used to move the teeth into the correct position. Treatment time can vary depending on the severity of the problem, but generally lasts for 1-2 years.

In addition to improving dental health and function, orthodontic treatment can also have a positive impact on a child’s self-esteem and confidence. Straighter teeth and a more attractive smile can help boost a child’s self-image and improve their overall quality of life.

It is important to note that not all children will need orthodontic treatment. Some minor bite problems may resolve on their own as the child’s permanent teeth come in. That’s why it’s important to have an orthodontic consultation at the appropriate age to evaluate the need for treatment and to identify any potential problems early on.

In summary, early orthodontic evaluation and treatment can prevent future dental problems and improve a child’s overall dental health, function, and self-esteem. Parents should schedule a consultation with an orthodontist around the age of 7 to ensure that their child’s dental health is on the right track

Once the child is seen and examined, and if starting orthodontic treatment is required at this stage, then it would be useful to know more about your child’s first visit to the orthodontic clinic, and what would be required from them if and when they start orthodontic treatment. For more information about Orthodontic treatment in general, please refer to our FAQs section.

If you’re ready to schedule an appointment or have any questions about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help you and your child achieve a healthy smile! We will be happy to answer your questions and inquiries at anytime either by phone (+96265523031/5520595) or through sending us a message through our contact form.

Watch Dr. Shadi Samawi discussing Orthodontic problems in young and adolescent children and the best timing to see children for an orthodontic consultation, on Roya TV.

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