The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that your child see an orthodontist by the time they are 7 years old. By this point in their development, we can tell whether your child would benefit from phase 1 orthodontics. Phase 1 orthodontics uses appliances like expanders, partial braces, and other tools to correct concerns before they become larger issues
At Bovenizer and Baker Orthodontics, we very rarely prescribe phase 1 or early treatment. These procedures only represent about 8% of all new patients. Instead, we use these yearly appointments as an opportunity to know you and your child a little better. That way, when it is time to start treatment later in adolescence, it will be with a professional with whom you have a personal relationship.
Dr. Bovenizer and Dr. Baker’s conservative approach to treatment keeps tabs on the growth and development of the child so that if any procedure is deemed necessary, they can provide more effective treatment. Treating patients only when necessary is a longstanding hallmark of Bovenizer and Baker’s practice.
Bovenizer & Baker specializes in interceptive orthodontics and knows how to put your child’s smile on the right path. Schedule a complimentary consultation today!