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Because of the advancements in orthodontic technology, it’s possible to align the smiles of many at the early years of life. This is often part of two-phase orthodontics, which is the process of correcting smile problems at a younger age to prepare for a complete orthodontic treatment in the future. If your orthodontist, Dr. Carla LaLande, recommended that your child receive two-phase orthodontics, aka early orthodontic treatment, then it’s best to consider it. To help you know a little more, our orthodontic team is happy to list the benefits involved.

The first benefit is that it can address jaw development concerns. This is beneficial because the jaw is still growing. This treatment can literally guide the jaw to where it needs to go. This can help your child prevent jaw difficulties and even surgery in the future.

The second benefit is that it can prevent tooth extraction. If your child’s teeth are crowded, time will only make it worse. In fact, the longer you wait, the higher of a chance your child will have of needing to extract one or more teeth to create room. Early treatment can take care of overcrowding concerns to help make treatment easier in the future.

The third benefit is that is can improve your child’s self-esteem. It can help with the minor alignment and functional issues of your child’s smile. This can improve the smile’s appearance and also improve your child’s self-esteem.

Do you have any questions about early orthodontic treatment in Las Vegas, Nevada? If so, please contact Children's Dental Care & Orthodontics at 702-254-8858 at your earliest convenience. Our orthodontic team is here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!