Early Orthodontic Treatment
Early detection and prevention of malocclusions (bad bite) and inadequate growth of the face and jaws is a significant component of Dr. Simmons philosophy. Leaving these conditions undiagnosed and untreated can lead to
- Airway dysfunction
- Sleep disorders
- Poor facial esthetics
- Crooked teeth
- Speech difficulties
Most experts agree these problems are not inherited, but are a result of environmental or functional influences in growing children, creating crowded teeth and underdeveloped faces. These developmental problems can be detected at an early age, but so often no treatment is recommended. Braces and/or tooth extraction in teenage years does not solve the underlying causes of crowded teeth and poor facial development.
The key to early orthodontic treatment is to identify problems when they first appear. Dr. Simmons recommends having your child evaluated at approximately age 5. His treatment corrects the identified problems by directing your child’s growth to maximize an ideal outcome using myofunctional activities and comfortable appliances combined in the state of the art Myobrace system.
The goal of Myobrace treatment is to create a beautiful faces and healthy smiles…for life! Your child is likely to be a candidate for early orthodontic treatment if:
- Your child’s lips are apart while sitting quietly or sleeping
- Your child snores
- Your child grinds their teeth
- Your child does not appear to have enough room for all of their teeth
- Your child has no spaces between their baby teeth
- You have a family history of TMJ, sleep apnea or removal of teeth for orthodontic treatment
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