Our children orthodontic treatments are designed to prevent issues and straighten teeth.
What are the benefits?
Dental irregularities such as misaligned teeth are easier to spot and treat in childhood.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first check-up with an orthodontist no later than age 7. By that age, a child will have a mix of baby and permanent teeth, and the orthodontist will be able to recognize orthodontic problems (“malocclusions”) even in their earliest stages.
Early orthodontics involves guiding permanent teeth by intervening in a developing dental problem for better results in the future. Early orthodontics in Port Hueneme, California takes place in two main phases.
Encourages healthy oral habits
It is common for children to develop harmful dental habits such as thumb sucking. However, if they don’t quit in time, it may lead to problems associated with alignment.
Lowers the risk of other dental issues
Crooked and misaligned teeth may be very difficult to clean properly. This makes them more susceptible to infections and other dental diseases.
Boosts confidence and appearance
Kids are mindful of their appearance and may struggle with esteem issues growing up. Having crooked or misaligned teeth may make them feel insecure about their smile. Early orthodontics in Port Hueneme, California help straighten their teeth and boost their confidence.
Waiting until all your child’s permanent teeth and dental structures have matured makes it difficult to correct irregularities. Book an appointment for early orthodontics in Port Hueneme, California to give your child a beautiful and healthy smile from a young age.
Port Hueneme Orthodontics for Children
Early orthodontics helps to ensure your child’s permanent teeth grow aligned and in the right shape.
Committed to bringing you and your family the best in orthodontics.
We deliver high-quality orthodontic care that is compassionate, honest, and genuine. This is why we dedicate time to creating a trusted relationship with you to understand your goals, fears, and concerns.
At Anacapa Orthodontics, you can expect care that is uniquely designed to achieve healthier, straighter teeth."
Dr. Ken Smith
Founder, Board-Certified Orthodontist
Dr. Ken Smith