Early Orthodontic Care in La Mesa, CA
At Stormberg Orthodontics we encourage parents to bring children in for a visit at a young age. With an early evaluation, Dr. Stormberg can detect problems in their beginning stages and plan the best treatment to shape your child’s teeth a into healthy, comfortable bite. We create beautiful smiles for patients of all ages, but starting at an early age holds great advantages for a child’s future oral health. We are conveniently located in La Mesa, CA, but serve El Cajon and the surrounding communities of East County San Diego.
When Should my Child Visit Dr. Stormberg?
Age 7 is best time for you to bring your child in for a visit with Dr. Stormberg. At this early age, he may not recommend braces, but will monitor and guide how your child’s jaw, teeth and bite develop. Identifying and correcting bite problems early will help make room for permanent teeth to come in properly and prevent more serious orthodontic issues later.
Why Age 7?
At the age of 7 your child’s first adult molars have erupted, forming the back bite. During this time, Dr. Stormberg can evaluate the tooth relationships and identify any potential orthodontic issues that will need correcting. Timely screening increases the chances for an incredible smile.
Does my Child Need Braces?
Dr. Stormberg does create beautiful smiles, but orthodontic care does so much more than improve the look of your teeth; it improves your health. Bad bites impact how your child chews, smiles, cleans his/her teeth and more, so if you notice your child struggling with any oral difficulties, please schedule an appointment with our office today. Some of the most direct results of early treatment are:
- Creating room for crowded, erupting, incoming teeth
- Creating facial symmetry (balance) through influencing how the jaw grows
- Reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth
- Preserving space for permanent teeth
- Reducing the need for tooth removal (extractions)
- Reducing treatment time with braces
Schedule Your Child’s First Visit
Thank you for considering Stormberg Orthodontics for your child’s treatment. Our team wants each and every patient to smile with confidence and pride, so starting treatment as early as possible is key. During your child’s evaluation, we will discuss medical history, obtain all of the necessary x-rays and diagnostic records and discuss the best treatment options with you.
Dr. Stormberg and our staff know how important it is to choose the right orthodontist, so we are here to help. From appointments to insurance, you are welcome to contact our office with any questions you might have. Early orthodontic treatment leads to a lifetime of healthy smiles, so schedule a visit with our office today!