How Early Orthodontics Can Reduce Future Dental Treatment

In some cases, orthodontic treatment as a child can prevent problems arising that need treating as an adult. Children at age 6 or 7 should have their dental health evaluated. At this point, the jaw is still developing so orthodontia can work quickly to prevent problems later.

– Early intervention can help with s overcrowded teeth, protruding front teeth or crossbite.

– Even if the child needs further orthodontic work later, this will likely be for a shorter period of time.

– Your dentist will advise if early orthodontics will benefit your child.

“Early intervention takes advantage of the fact that a child’s jaw is still growing.”

Read the full story here: https://www.colgate.com/en-ph/oral-health/cosmetic-dentistry/early-orthodontics/early-orthodontics-may-mean-less-treatment-later

 

Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.

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