It used to be believed that orthodontists would only begin studying a patient’s teeth when they reach their early teenage years, or as soon as all the milk teeth were gone and the adult teeth fully erupted. Now, it is common for children to be checked by orthodontists from the age of seven. By doing this, early warning signs can be spotted and treated to prevent any further damage occurring later in life. This way, treatment may not be necessary by the time the patient becomes a teenager as the natural alignment of the teeth and jaw has been altered. This is known as ‘interceptive orthodontics’.
If you want to feel safe and secure in the knowledge that your children’s teeth are growing healthy and regular, contact Sparkle Dental Boutique near Acton and arrange an appointment to get them checked. Remember; minor adjustments at a young age can prevent serious problems later in life!
Sparkle Dental Boutique 311 Boston Road Hanwell, Ealing London, W7 2AT
Monday to Friday:
8.30am – 5.00pm
9.00am – 4.00pm