Early Orthodontic Treatment in Reading, PA

At Martin Family Orthodontics, we believe that early orthodontic treatment can set the foundation for a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles. Located in the heart of West Reading, PA, our practice provides comprehensive orthodontic care for children. Early evaluations allow us to identify and address potential issues before they become more serious, ensuring optimal oral health for your child. Our team of experienced professionals is committed to creating a welcoming and comfortable environment for both you and your child.

Overview of Orthodontic Care

Orthodontic care focuses on diagnosing, preventing, and treating dental and facial irregularities. We offer a variety of treatments designed to correct misaligned teeth, bites, and jaws. Our services include:

  • Braces: Traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, and lingual braces tailored to meet your child’s needs.
  • Aligners: Clear aligners like Invisalign® for a more aesthetic and flexible treatment option.
  • Retainers: Devices used post-treatment to maintain the alignment and position of teeth.

Benefits of Early Orthodontic Treatment

Starting orthodontic treatment at an early age offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Early Detection of Dental Issues: Identifying problems such as crowding, bite issues, and jaw misalignment early allows for simpler and more effective treatment.
  • Preventative Measures: Early intervention can prevent more severe dental problems in the future, reducing the need for complex treatments later on.
  • Improved Oral Health and Function: Correcting alignment issues early can improve your child’s ability to chew, speak, and maintain oral hygiene.
  • Boost in Self-Esteem and Confidence: A healthy, beautiful smile can significantly enhance your child’s self-esteem and social interactions.

      How Young Can a Child Get Braces?

      The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first orthodontic evaluation by age 7. At this age, we can detect subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth while some baby teeth are still present. Signs that your child may need braces include:

      • Crowded or crooked teeth
      • Issues with their bite (overbite, underbite, crossbite)
      • Jaw alignment concerns
      • Early or late loss of baby teeth

      Early treatment can often be broken down into two phases, focusing first on addressing significant issues and then ensuring proper alignment and function as permanent teeth come in.

      Ready to Start?

      If you want to fix your smile or bite, we can help. We offer everything from braces to clear aligners. Give us a call to set up your first visit.

      Book a Consultation at Martin Family Orthodontics

      Ready to get started? Booking a consultation with Martin Family Orthodontics is easy. You can contact us directly to schedule an appointment online. During your first visit, you’ll meet our friendly team, learn more about the treatment options, and receive a detailed plan tailored to your child’s needs.

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