If you’re wondering when it is time to take your child to the dentist, the answer is probably as soon as possible. It is never too early to start caring for your child’s teeth. Parents can wipe down babies gums after feeding with a damp wash cloth or a moist piece of gauze to keep babies gums clean and healthy. When their first tooth appears, usually at about six months, it is time for their first appointment with your local East Elmhurst orthodontist for a pediatric dental examination. As your child grows into their smile, you may begin to consider interceptive orthodontistry with Dr. Rekha Gehani, DDS to stop key problems before they can cause any damage to your child’s smile.
Many of us remember geting braces well into our teens. However, today your East Elmhurst orthodontist has recognized the advanced research that has been done over the past decade, which proves the benefits of beginning treatment with orthodontic braces at a much younger age. If your child has a malocclusion or bite problem, it can be very beneficial for both you and your child to begin your son or daughter on braces or other types of children’s orthodontics at about the age of seven years old. By beginning treatment at this age Dr. Gehani can prevent many problems your child could face as they grow up. Childhood orthodontics works to insure that teeth grow in correctly the first time, making sure that erupting molars emerge exactly where they should. This prevents overcrowded teeth, a problem that would require further treatment. It even corrects gaps, allowing teeth to develop perfectly for a beautiful smile they can grow into.
With interceptive orthodontic treatment Dr. Rekha Gehani, DDS and the staff your local East Elmhurst orthodontist can work achieve results that are simply not possible with delayed treatment. The American Association of Orthodontics stands by the research and recommends that all children receive no less than an orthodontic evaluation at the age of seven, and highly promotes the many benefits of early treatment. Childhood braces can save your child from injuries caused by protruding teeth that have grown incorrectly, and improve their speech patterns into adulthood by correcting bite problems as the jaw is still growing.
Dr. Rehka Gehani has been providing beautiful smiles to her local community as your trusted East Elmhurst orthodontist for over thirty years. She proudly participates in the Give Kids a Smile program to promote healthy smiles for children of all ages. Dr. Gehani is truly dedicated to the health and happiness children, and prides herself on building warm and lasting relationships with all of her patients. The welcoming and knowledgeable staff at the offices of Dr. Rehka Gehani, DDS can work with you and your family towards maintaining beautiful smile for a lifetime.