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Orthodontic treatment can help your child in a myriad of ways. Fortunately, because of the latest advancements in orthodontic technology, your child can start treatment at an early age, if necessary. This is called two-phase orthodontics. It involves correcting dental and developmental issues at a young age to prepare the smile and mouth for orthodontic treatment in the future. This process can be quite beneficial. To help you know more, our orthodontist, Dr. Lautt, is happy to list the benefits.

First, early orthodontic treatment can address jaw development concerns. This is important because the jaw needs to be aligned for the smile to be aligned. This treatment can guide the jaw to where it need to go, which can help your child prevent major alignment issues and even surgery in the future.

Second, it can prevent tooth extraction. If your child’s teeth are overly crowded, time will not fix it. In fact, the longer you wait, the higher of a chance your child will have of needing to pull one or more teeth. Early orthodontic treatment can help organize the smile and prevent overcrowding issues, which can prevent tooth extraction.

Third, it can boost your child’s self-esteem. Orthodontic treatment not only helps with smile development, but it also helps with the appearance. Early orthodontic treatment can work with the minor alignment issues that can improve your child’s appearance and boost their self-esteem.

To learn more about early orthodontic treatment in Ventura, California, or if you would like to ask our orthodontic team some questions, please reach out to Coastal Orthodontic Care at 805-650-1080 today. Our orthodontic team will be more than happy to give you the answers and information you’re looking for!