Pediatric Orthodontics in Billings
Bite Issues in Children
Even though kids don’t have all of their permanent teeth yet, bite
issues can start forming before the adult teeth start erupting. It is
recommended that children should have an orthodontic evaluation around
the age of seven. This is the best time for an orthodontist to examine
their bite as they can correct any issues before permanent teeth arrive.
Behaviors during childhood, such as thumb sucking, can have a negative
impact on gums and teeth.
Benefits of Early Intervention
Treating these conditions early is typically less expensive and less invasive.
If no permanent teeth have grown in, your child’s orthodontist will
have a chance to correct their bite before more extensive treatment is
needed. This may even prevent the need for braces when permanent permanent
teeth grow in.
The following are some signs your child could need an orthodontic intervention:
- Excessive thumb sucking
- Baby teeth protrude out of the mouth
- Teeth seem crowded or spaced too far apart
- Frequent tongue or lip biting
- Difficulty chewing
When these problems are caught early, we can start correcting the problem
before it gets worse. This may involve teaching better oral health, installing
temporary space maintainers, or providing them with removable, noninvasive
dental appliances like Invisalign® braces.
We Can Discuss Financing Options
Dental insurance does not always cover orthodontic treatment; however,
our insurance department will. We always check to make sure you are covered
before starting any procedures. If your insurance does not cover a needed
treatment, we offer financing options and payment plans that can be adjusted
for your monthly budget.
We offer free orthodontic consultations! Call (406) 412-6365 today.