What Are the Benefits of Early Orthodontic Treatments?

Were you aware that orthodontic screenings should now be carried out as early as the age of seven? The main takeaway point is that addressing potential issues with the teeth at a young age will allow any subsequent procedures to be much more effective. 

What benefits can arise from early intervention?

  • Permanent teeth can be guided into the correct positions.
  • Issues with the jaw can be addressed.
  • Common problems such as crowded teeth are able to be rectified.

Children today tend to get braces at a much earlier age. There is less stigma today about braces, and kids can choose the colour of the wires — which makes it more fun.

Read this link to learn more about how a dentist can help:

https://www.colgate.com/en-us/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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