Does your child suffer from protruding teeth, also known as buck teeth? If so, did you know that the longer you wait to get orthodontic treatment, the more your child is susceptible to dental trauma? The risk is even greater if your child becomes active in sports as they get older.

A recent study by the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics discovered that children who received early treatment for their severely protruding teeth were less likely to experience dental trauma, like a chipped tooth*. This study proves the need for early, or Phase I, treatment in children, especially those with protruding teeth.

At Great Smiles Orthodontics, we offer early treatment to ensure children’s teeth and bites develop correctly. Our ultimate goal is to help children from developing more serious dental problems later in life. Does your child need early orthodontic treatment? Contact us today for an evaluation and lessen your child’s risk of dental trauma!