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Why Should Your Child Visit an Orthodontist?

Updated: Dec 7, 2022

little girl getting dental examination

Children should be taken to an orthodontist at least by the age of seven. The orthodontist will evaluate the condition of your child’s teeth, jaw and bite to assess their future development. We, at Harborn Dental, will employ the latest technology and equipment to address all the dental care needs of your child. Our services include orthodontics, Invisalign®, root canal, periodontics, implants and missing teeth.


Four Reasons for You to Take Your Child to an Orthodontist


Here’s why you should take your child to an orthodontist:

1. Helps Develop Their Self-esteem

Having crooked or crowded teeth can make children feel extremely self-conscious during their formative years. It takes a toll on their social life as they can be bullied because of it. If tooth issues are addressed early on, the chances of them developing into something serious later reduce. A beautiful smile acts as a huge confidence booster for a child and will reflect on their academics and relationships.

2. Tooth Eruption Can Be Guided

An X-ray gives you and your dentists a clear picture of your child’s unerupted teeth below the gum line. This helps you determine if there’s enough space for all the teeth to grow in. If not, a proper treatment plan can be initiated by your dentist. When significant space is created to ensure natural growth of your teeth, extraction can be avoided. Braces or aligners are then used as a part of the treatment to ensure a healthy bite and smile.

3. Bad Habits Can Be Corrected Early-on

When you take your child to orthodontist for the first time, make sure you point out their bad oral habits such as teeth grinding. Your dentist will offer advice on how to deal with these issues before they cause irreversible damage.

4. Extra and Missing Teeth Can Be Identified

Extra teeth formation is known as supernumerary teeth. This can cause unusual eruption and alignment problems if not addressed immediately. Initial visits to the dentist help identify if the child’s oral development is on track. Teeth eruption can be tackled and if there’s an overcrowding issue at hand, it can be addressed in due time.

Identify your child’s dental issues by taking them to an orthodontist for routine check-ups. Contact Harborn Dental for family dentistry today!



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