Yes. A tooth with a crown will move just like a tooth with a simple filling. When teeth are missing, orthodontic treatment will aid in the alignment of the remaining teeth so that the space where the teeth are missing can be properly restored.
It is best to assume that your child will need full braces even after Phase One treatment. The period of time following Phase One treatment is called the “resting period,” during which growth and tooth eruption are closely monitored. Throughout this period, parents and patients will be kept informed as to any future treatment recommendations.
Phase One treatment, when needed, is usually initiated on children between the ages of seven and ten. Phase One treatment usually takes about 12 months. There are several primary objectives for Phase One treatment.
Yes. Some orthodontic problems are significant enough to require early intervention. However, if a patient is not yet ready for treatment, we will follow that patient’s growth and development until the time is right for treatment to begin.
No, they will not. The space available for the front teeth does not increase as a child grows. In most people, after the permanent 6-year molars erupt, the space available for the front teeth actually decreases with age.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an orthodontic screening at age seven. By this age, the six-year molars and several permanent teeth in most children have erupted allowing the doctors to effectively evaluate most developing orthodontic problems.
The following signs may indicate that you or your child would benefit from a Get It Straight evaluation:
Each orthodontic situation determines its best treatment engagement. However, the American Association of Orthodontics recommends children be evaluated by an orthodontist by age seven.Sometimes it is recommended earlier if either a parent or the family dentist notes the problem.