2295 Fieldstone Drive, Suite 260
Lincoln, CA 95648
|The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children see an orthodontist no later than age 7. Although most children do not need early treatment and can wait to have braces until all their adult teeth are in (about age 11-12), it is best to see an orthodontist early to evaluate their orthodontic needs. The first permanent molars and incisors have usually come in by that time and crossbites, crowding, and other problems can be evaluated. When treatment is begun early, the orthodontist can guide the growth of the jaw and guide incoming permanent teeth. Early detection and intervention of some dental problems can prevent more difficult and lengthier treatment in the future.|
At the complimentary consultation, Dr. Crawford will thoroughly evaluate facial balance and any orthodontic needs your child may have, including an extensive TMJ (temporomandibular joint) evaluation. He will then determine if orthodontic treatment is indicated and when the best time to begin treatment would be.
Dr. Crawford will explain what the orthodontic concerns are, how they can be treated, and the approximate length of treatment time needed to give your child the best possible smile and result. Dr. Crawford's friendly staff will give an estimate of how much your orthodontic investment will be and also check your insurance benefits if needed.