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Catching Dental Problems Early

Many parents ask about the best time for their young children to see an orthodontist. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a first orthodontic screening by age 7. This is about the time when baby teeth have begun falling out and adult teeth begin to come in.

During that first exam, Dr. Stephanie Steckel will evaluate the need for early braces treatment. For some children, early treatment means a reduction in treatment time and elimination of the need for possible future extractions. Though many children do not need orthodontic treatment at this time, a thorough evaluation can help you anticipate orthodontic treatment later on.

Early orthodontic intervention may include removable or fixed appliances to ensure better tooth spacing and jaw growth. Early intervention helps Dr. Steckel correct small problems before they become big expensive problems. With timely evaluation and screening, Dr. Steckel can help your child achieve a beautiful healthy smile, just as she has done for thousands of others, right here in Dover, DE.

When your child needs early orthodontic intervention, call Dover orthodontist Stephanie Steckel, DDS, MS, at 302.672.7776. For your convenience, you can also use our online Request an Appointment form. Our early intervention patients come to us from Smyrna, Harrington, Dover, Milford, and nearby Kent County locations.

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