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Early Treatment

Orthodontic treatment can be effective and beneficial at any age. However, as with any other decision regarding health matters, it is best to act when time is on your side. Being prepared to render orthodontic treatment at the right moment in your child’s life can drastically change the outcome of the dental experience for your entire family.

During childhood, when the bones are still forming and growing, and as the primary teeth and permanent teeth are battling for their positions, Dr. Bunn can perform orthodontic treatment that is timed to correspond with your child’s natural growth pattern.

Prepare for Success

Early orthodontic treatment is often used to guide the growth of your child’s teeth and jaws in order to prevent certain undesirable dental conditions. It can also serve as the first phase of a multi-phase treatment plan, shortening and simplifying any future orthodontic needs. Finally, early orthodontic intervention is helpful in identifying and addressing childhood habits such as thumb-sucking and tongue-thrusting, conditions that are almost certain to impact growth, alignment, and speech.

Know When to Begin

Dr. Bunn recommends scheduling your child’s first orthodontic consultation around the age of 7. At this age, an orthodontic consultation provides a great opportunity for an evaluation of your child’s bite, alignment, and skeletal contours. The position of the teeth, the degree of facial symmetry, and your child’s side-view profile will provide valuable clues about the need for immediate or future orthodontic treatment.

At the conclusion of the consultation, if orthodontic care is necessary, Dr. Bunn may recommend early treatment that is appropriate for your child’s age. If no treatment is immediately necessary, annual evaluations may be scheduled to monitor your child’s growth and development.

Along with Dr. Bunn, our entire orthodontic team is anxious to meet your family! Contact our office to schedule a consultation today.

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About Dr. Bunn
Dr. Bunn opened her practice in San Antonio in June of 2011. She is excited to bring the latest in technology and orthodontic advancements to her practice. We will all benefit from these new techniques and the highest standard of care. Dr. Bunn is competent, confident and enthusiastic about her orthodontic treatment and the well-being of her patients, staff and community.
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