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Kokomo Orthodontist | Peru Orthodontist | Ladd Orthodontics | Occlusions

It's National Orthodontic Health Month, and to celebrate I thought I'd show this cool video of Dr. Emerick discussing the different types of occlusions (bites) that patients present with. Orthodontic treatment not only corrects dentin misalignment, but it also allows for the ever important correction of malocclusions as well. As we age, our oral anatomy and teeth slowly migrate towards our midline (center of our body), and gravity pulls things down over time.  Proper orthodontic treatment at a young age can help prevent against the problems caused by this phenomena later on in life.  Most studies suggest orthodontic treatment should start sometime between age 7-14 depending on the patient's maturity and overall indications of their oral cavity.  I highly recommend reaching out to her and the Ladd Orthodontics team to schedule your FREE consultation, and learn what braces or Invisalign can do for you!  LaddOrtho.com

From Oral B: Patients with orthodontic problems can benefit from treatment at nearly any age. An ideal time for placement of braces is between 10 and 14 years of age, while the head and mouth are still growing and teeth are more conducive to straightening. However, because any adjustments in facial appearance can be traumatic to a child during these sensitive years, parents should discuss the matter with their children before braces are applied. And braces aren't just for kids. More and more adults are also wearing braces to correct minor problems and to improve their smiles. 

From the ASO: We would recommend that you take your child for their first orthodontic evaluation when they are between eight and 10 years old. By this age, most children will have a mix of adult and baby teeth, which will help the orthodontist to determine if there are any developing problems such as misalignment of the jaws, crowding, or overbites.  

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