An orthodontist in Santa Clarita offers “two-phase treatment” options for pediatric patients with a goal of correcting potential orthodontic problems early.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children visit an orthodontist when they first show signs of an orthodontic problem, and no later than 7 years old, according to Embrace Your Smile Orthodontics.
“By then, a child has enough permanent teeth to determine whether an orthodontic problem exists or is developing,” Embrace Your Smile officials said.
Early treatment, or Phase 1 interceptive treatment, can correct issues with jaw growth and the bite, while also helping permanent teeth come in properly, reducing the chances that extractions will be needed in the future.
In addition, early treatment can achieve results using less invasive methods as a child grows, according to officials.
“Some orthodontic conditions that develop at a young age can have long-term, permanent effects if not treated,” officials said. “Dr. Gilbertson, Dr. LeCornu and Dr. Weber will perform a complimentary exam and discuss with you specifically what your child needs. In most situations, this will simply be to continue to monitor the development of the patient’s teeth.”
A few examples of orthodontic “concerns” that can sometimes be corrected through early treatment are as follows: severe crowding, habits, open bite, deep bite, crossbite, large “overbite,” underbite, narrow jaws and severely protruded front teeth.
Then once a child’s face and jaws are fully formed, additional treatment, or Phase 2 treatment, could be needed.
“The easiest way to find out what your child needs is to schedule a complimentary new patient exam with Dr. Gilbertson, Dr. LeCornu and Dr. Weber,” officials said. “Call us today to reserve your appointment.”
Focusing on orthodontic treatments for children, teenagers and adults, Dr. Steven Gilbertson, Dr. Megan LeCornu and Dr. Pete Walker of Embrace Your Smile Orthodontics have gained a reputation for excellence as a premiere Santa Clarita orthodontist office. Formerly known as Gilbertson and LeCornu Orthodontics, the Embrace Your Smile team has always focused on customer service and customer choice, offering a range of options including Invisalign and traditional braces in a friendly, caring environment. By making their patients feel like family, Embrace Your Smile Orthodontics has been voted Best Orthodontist in Santa Clarita for nearly a decade. Santa Clarita residents looking for an “orthodontist near me” can contact Embrace Your Smile at either of the locations listed below.
23206 Lyons Avenue, Suite 206
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
27891 Smyth Dr. Unit A
Valencia, CA 91355