We recommend all children get a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7.

Here’s why:

  • - Orthodontist can spot subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth while some baby teeth are still present.
  • - While your child’s teeth may appear to be straight, there could be a problem that only an orthodontist can detect.
  • - A check-up may reveal that your child’s bite is fine, or the orthodontist may identify a developing problem but recommends monitoring the child’s growth and development, and then, if indicated, begin treatment at the appropriate time for the child. In other cases, the orthodontist might find a problem that can benefit from early treatment.
  • - Early treatment may prevent or intercept more problems from developing and may make treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated. In some cases, the orthodontist will be able to achieve results that may not be possible once the face and jaws have finished growing.
  • - Early treatment may give your orthodontist the chance to:
    • Guide jaw growth
    • Lower the risk of trauma to protruded front teeth
    • Correct harmful oral habits
    • Improve appearance
    • Guide permanent teeth into a more favorable position
    • Create a more pleasing arrangement of teeth, lips and face
    • Through an early orthodontic evaluation, you’ll be giving your child the best opportunity for a healthy, beautiful smile.

Treatment Options:

  • - Phase I / interceptive / mixed-dentition treatment – comprehensive orthodontic treatment for patients who still have deciduous (baby) teeth.
  • - Monitoring / Observation – these patients need careful monitoring of erupting teeth.
  • - Habit appliance – patient who have tongue thrust or finger/thumb sucking habits.

To Book an instant appointment with Dr. Prashant Gupta, who is an Orthodontist / Dentist in Kalyani Nagar.