Children’s Orthodontist in Chiefland, FL & Gainesville, FL
Your Child’s Healthy, Confident Smile Starts At Martin Kids Dental
As a top-rated children’s orthodontist in Chiefland, FL, and Gainesville, FL, Dr. Bill Martin realizes the countless benefits that can come when a child visits the orthodontist in the earlier stages of life. We like to see kids by age 1 for their dental needs and no later than age 4 to evaluate their facial growth and orthodontic needs. At Martin Kids Dental, we prioritize your child’s care and comfort in order to make their first orthodontic experience a positive one.
Early Evaluation Is Not the Same Thing as Early Treatment!
When your child sees our orthodontist, Dr. Martin will simply take that opportunity to examine your child’s bite and jaw alignment. This allows us to see if there is any preventative treatment that could reduce the severity or expense of treatment after all your child’s adult teeth have erupted. Most parents who bring their child to Martin Kids Dental for an early evaluation leave our Gainesville orthodontic office or our Chiefland orthodontic office happy to know that orthodontic treatment can wait – or won’t be needed at all.
How Can You Tell If Your Child Needs Early Orthodontic Treatment?
Ultimately, only a trained orthodontic specialist can tell for sure if your child would benefit from early treatment, since many potential problems may not be visibly apparent until prevention is too late. However, if you observe any of the following signs in your child, then we strongly recommend that you bring your child to visit with our children’s orthodontist in Chiefland, FL or Gainesville, FL, for an evaluation.
Signs That Your Child May Need Early Orthodontic Treatment
- Difficult chewing and/or biting
- Mouth breathing
- Speech impediments
- Protruding teeth
- Unevenly spaced teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Thumb-sucking or finger-sucking past age 3
How Will Your Child Benefit From Early Orthodontic Treatment?
In the cases where Dr. Martin does recommend preventative orthodontics, this early treatment can bring about numerous benefits for a child. Here are some examples of ways that orthodontic intervention can help a child…
- Eliminate the need for adult tooth extractions
- Reduce or eliminate the need for braces later in life
- Reduce or eliminate the need for jaw surgery
- Improve overall facial development
Even when early orthodontic prevention is not necessary or recommended, early evaluation still allows the chance to monitor a child’s growth patterns and focus on the ideal time to employ braces or orthodontics after all their teeth have erupted.
Schedule Your Child’s Free Early Evaluation with Our Children’s Orthodontist in Chiefland, FL, or Gainesville, FL, Today!
If your child is showing signs of needing orthodontic care, or if you are being referred by your family dentist to visit an orthodontist, please contact us to schedule your Martin Kids Orthodontic Assessment. This complimentary, no-obligation appointment includes a complete oral exam, 3D x-rays, intraoral dental and facial photos, and a comprehensive treatment consultation with Dr. Martin.
Come experience Martin Kids Dental! You will see for yourself that our children’s orthodontist in Chiefland, FL and Gainesville, FL, offers innovative and effective children’s orthodontic care in Chiefland, FL, Gainesville, FL, Jonesville, FL, Newberry, FL, Williston, FL, High Springs, FL, Alachua, FL, Cross City, FL, Old Town, FL, Trenton, FL, Bell, FL and Archer, FL. You and your child have everything to gain and nothing to lose by taking advantage of our free early evaluation package. To schedule an appointment today, call our Chiefland orthodontic office at 352.490.0900, our Gainesville orthodontic office at 352.371.3200. To use our convenient online appointment request form, click here.
Our 5-Star-Rated Children’s Orthodontist in Chiefland, FL & Gainesville, FL, Provides Exceptional Children’s Orthodontic Care in Chiefland, FL, Gainesville, FL, Jonesville, FL, Newberry, FL, Williston, FL, High Springs, FL, Alachua, FL, Cross City, FL, Old Town, FL, Trenton, FL, Bell, FL & Archer, FL