Information on Early Treatment from Your Kalamazoo Orthodontist, Bandeen Orthodontics

While many children get braces around eight to ten years of age, many of those kids will have to receive treatment again when they’re twelve or thirteen years old. What’s more is that those who wait and only have treatment once, will have results that are just as good, if not even better, than children who start treatment early and have it twice. However, there are three reasons children may need to have treatment twice because of starting it early. In this post, we will look at those reasons and why your Kalamazoo orthodontist, Bandeen Orthodontics believes in treatment when it matters, not just to be a busier office.

As we mentioned before, there are three reasons your child may benefit from early treatment. If your child’s teeth are very misaligned causing them to experience extreme self-consciousness, often brought on by teasing or bullying from other kids, you should consider beginning treatment early. There are also some cases where it’s an emergency with pain or damage unless treatment begins. You child may also have airway concerns that can cause sleep apnea.

At Bandeen Orthodontics, your Kalamazoo orthodontist, we limit early treatment to situations when it matters and will make a difference for your child in the long run. We have found that many children have treatment twice simply because they were not given the option to have waited by their orthodontist. At our office, only about seven percent of our patients have early treatment with retainers and only about three percent have early braces. Only ten percent of our office’s patients have early treatment because for most parents, given the full picture and the option to wait, determine that a single phase of treatment is not only okay, but also the most sensible choice!