Save Time & Money With Preventive Orthodontics in Powell

Although your child’s baby teeth fall out, protecting them is still important. When these teeth come in and fall out naturally, adult teeth erupt without alignment problems. However, environmental and genetic factors can lead to orthodontic needs in the future. That’s when preventive orthodontics in Powell can help. It will:

  • Help your child avoid braces later on in life
  • Guide the growth of facial and jaw bones
  • Ensure there is adequate room for adult teeth
  • Reduce your orthodontic costs
  • Boost their oral health now and in the future

Call 865-685-9939 for an appointment. Join our Advantage Program for savings on treatment!

Prevent Future Orthodontic Problems for a Healthier Bite

Orthodontic intervention helps your child avoid oral and overall health issues as an adult. Without treatment, it can increase their risk for obstructive sleep apnea. It can also make it more difficult to chew or bite their food. We advise you to bring in your child no later than 7 years old for preventive orthodontics. The earlier we can monitor the growth of their smile, the better.

If we spot orthodontic concerns that require treatment, we may recommend:

  • Myofunctional Therapy – We’ll teach your child mouth exercises to help them maintain ideal tongue position, mouth rest posture, and proper breathing techniques. This treatment encourages proper jaw development and gives room for their adult teeth to grow.
  • Palate Expansion – This orthodontic device expands the upper or lower jaw. It aligns their upper and lower teeth, so their bite functions properly.

Signs Your Child Needs Preventive Orthodontics

There are a variety of signs that indicate your child will need preventive solutions. You’ll want to look for:

  • Early or delayed loss of baby teeth (your child will start losing their teeth around 5 years old and should have all their adult teeth by 13)
  • Chewing or biting difficulty
  • Breathing through their mouth rather than through their nose
  • Thumb sucking beyond the age of 5
  • Top or bottom teeth that extend away from each other

Call 865-685-9939 for an appointment if you think your child may need preventive orthodontics in Powell. You can also schedule online