Start Early to Care for Your Child’s Teeth
An Evaluation to Determine Orthodontic Treatment
An initial exam lets Chelsea OrthodonticsThis link leads to Home page evaluate your child’s orthodontic needs. Many children don’t need treatment at age seven, and Dr. Mika and our staffThis link leads to Doctor's page keep an eye on them until their permanent teeth erupt. However, some children require early treatment to address issues that can develop into bigger problems as they get older. Orthodontists are trained to spot and address problems during a child’s development. We evaluate jaw growth patterns and step in with treatment when children need it. We can evaluate overbites, underbites, deep or open bites, crossbites, spacing or crowding issues, finger or thumb habits, and skeletal or dental protrusions during exams.