Pediatric Orthodontist in South Lake Tahoe, CA & Surrounding Areas
The Lifetime Gift of a Healthy Smile Begins At Childhood
D’Ascoli Orthodontics agrees with The American Association of Orthodontists who recognize the countless benefits of children visiting an orthodontist in the earlier stages of their life. This is why it is recommended that your child’s first visit to the orthodontist be as early as age seven. Care from our pediatric orthodontist in South Lake Tahoe, CA & Surrounding Areas allows us to monitor your child’s growth patterns and focus on the proper time to employ braces or orthodontics.
Signs to Observe for Early Treatment
- Early or late loss of baby teeth
- Difficulty chewing and/or biting
- Mouth breathing
- Your child continues sucking his or her thumb after age five
- Speech impediments
- Protruding teeth
- Teeth that don’t come together in a normal manner or even at all
- Shifting of the jaw when your child opens or closes his or her mouth
- Crowded front teeth around age seven or eight
How Your Child Can Benefit
Receiving early treatment as a child can prevent the need for braces and orthodontics as an adult, reducing the chances of needing surgery to correct common conditions. Most parents who bring their child to our orthodontic offices for an early evaluation leave the office again happy to know that orthodontic treatment can wait – or won’t be needed at all. We firmly believe that early treatment should only be used when it is truly essential, and our orthodontists will not recommend braces for a child when simpler treatment can produce the same results.
As its name implies, Two-Phase Treatment is done in two phases. The first is when the child is young, around the age of eight or nine. The second comes sometime after the age of 11. This treatment can address severe problems, like underbite, without surgery.
Learn more about when your child should get their first evaluation.
Schedule a Complimentary Appointment with Our Pediatric Orthodontist in South Lake Tahoe, CA & Surrounding Areas Today!
When you are ready to learn more about how orthodontic treatment can help your child achieve their healthiest smile, call 775-853-1919 to schedule a complimentary, no-obligation D’Ascoli Orthodontics Smile Assessment today. Your child’s appointment includes a discussion of your goals, an in-depth oral exam, 3D scan, digital x-rays, a personalized treatment plan, and free bonus teeth whitening if you commit to Invisalign treatment the same day – a $295 value, for FREE!
You may also click here to use our online scheduling form. We look forward to helping your child achieve their happiest, healthiest smile!
As one of the premier orthodontic practices in South Lake Tahoe, CA our doctor and team at D’Ascoli Orthodontics also provide 5-star orthodontic care to patients from Reno, Carson City, Gardnerville, Incline Village & Fernley, NV, South Lake Tahoe, CA and Surrounding Areas.