Did you know that children who experience early tooth loss can have more complex orthodontic needs as adults?
Many parents overlook the importance of their child’s baby teeth, but they actually play a major role in the development of permanent teeth.
Why Does It Matter If A Child Loses Teeth
When a child loses teeth too soon, it can cause problems in the shape of their mouth. Early tooth loss can change eruption patterns, which can impact the way adult teeth come in. If baby teeth shift or get blocked by adult teeth, it can cause crooked teeth or impacted teeth. In some cases, it can even lead to more complex orthodontic needs like jaw abnormalities.
What You Can Do To Help Your Child With Early Tooth Loss
- Talk to our orthodontist about a space maintainer. This appliance helps keep the spaces between teeth open, so permanent teeth can come in properly.
- Consider early “phase 1” treatments (early interceptive care) so that there won’t be any bigger problems down the road. Talking to our orthodontist at East Cobb Orthodontics will help ensure that your child gets the best care possible.
Visit East Cobb Orthodontics in Marietta
At East Cobb Orthodontics, we care about the oral health of our patients and want to do everything we can to help them enjoy functional, properly-aligned smiles.
If you have any questions about early tooth loss or orthodontic treatment for your child, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’re more than happy to answer any of your questions.
Reserve a no-obligation evaluation with us today.