Anderson parents ask, “What is the purpose of an early treatment solution for children?”
Posted by Dr. James Groeber
Dr. James Groeber and the Aesthetic Dentistry team are aware of the connections between the systems of the body and how they work together. With this understanding, we are able to help patients achieve beautiful, properly functioning smiles while improving their overall health and wellness. For Anderson area families, we offer an early treatment solution for children to guide the growth and development of the teeth and jaw promoting a healthy, functioning smile.
Purpose of early treatment
Orthodontics are not just a consideration for teenagers or adults. Traditional orthodontics focus on improving the appearance and function of the teeth and smile. When considered thoughtfully, early treatment takes into account the dental, facial, and neuromuscular aspects. An early treatment solution for children involves assessing and addressing issues of the mouth using a dental appliance. It is a philosophy of treatment that addresses jaw misalignment and promotes proper positioning. This allows the dentist to guide areas of the mouth into appropriate placement as the jaw and mouth are still developing. The health and beauty of the oral cavity are addressed from the inside out providing the patient with a normal, balanced system.
Early diagnosis and treatment guides the erupting adult teeth into favorable positions and maintains space for the permanent teeth. The patient’s bite, tongue placement, and oral cavity are in optimal form and function. The dentist can guide the growth of the jaw if it is set too far back. Early treatment can simplify the amount of future orthodontic work. This philosophy also involves treatments that may:
Regulate the width of the dental arches
Add space for the teeth
Decrease the need for tooth extractions
Address problems caused by thumb sucking
Correct problems with swallowing or speech
When early treatment appliances are worn as directed, they correct current problems, prevent significant problems from starting, and simplify the amount of future treatment needed. Patients are largely responsible for the success of the treatment and must wear the appliance full time.
To learn more about our early treatment solution for children, schedule an appointment with Dr. Groeber in our Anderson office. Call (864) 224-7812.