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If your orthodontist, Dr. James B. Macomson, recommended early orthodontics for your child, it’s best to consider it. This treatment is also known as two-phase orthodontics, and it can help your child’s smile in a myriad of ways. The early treatment will be the first phase of the process, which involves correcting minor problems and providing necessary treatments to prepare the smile for future treatment, which would be the second phase. To help you know a little more about the first phase, our orthodontic team is happy to list the benefits involved.

The first benefit is that it can help with jaw development problems. This treatment can literally guide the jaw to where it needs to go, and it’s easier to do this when the jaw is still developing. This can help your child prevent jaw deformities and surgery later on.

The second benefit is that it can help prevent tooth extraction. If your child’s teeth are overcrowded, time will not benefit you. In fact, the longer you wait, the higher of a chance your child will have of needing tooth extraction to make room in the mouth. Early orthodontic treatment can help organize the smile and deal with overcrowding issues early on, which can prevent the need for tooth extraction.

The third benefit is that it can improve your child’s self-esteem. Orthodontic treatment has a lot to do with improving the appearance of the smile. Starting the first phase of treatment can correct some small cosmetic issues to help your child feel better about their appearance.

Call James B. Macomson, DDS, MSO, PA today at 704-867-3667 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our orthodontic team is here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!