Our Rising Star program provides children ages 5-10 with complimentary, high-quality early care that prepares them to reach their full smile potential. Our orthodontists at Lanzetta Orthodontics will monitor and guide patients’ development, all in a fun, friendly environment.

Why Should My Child See An Orthodontist?

Early treatment aims to intercept the developing challenge, eliminate the cause, guide the growth of the jaw and facial bones, and provide adequate space for incoming permanent teeth. Some orthodontic issues may be easier to correct if they are found and treated early. A patient may require a second course of treatment after all permanent teeth have come in to move those teeth into their best positions. Some common early corrections include:

  • Cross Bite
  • Deep Bite
  • Protrusion
  • Spacing
  • Open Bite
  • Underbite
  • Crowding
  • Oral Habits

When Should My Child See An Orthodontist?

Because kids have a mix of baby and permanent teeth around age 7, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that children see an orthodontist around this time. Orthodontists are uniquely trained to evaluate children’s growth and the exchange of baby teeth for permanent teeth. At Lanzetta Orthodontics, we will be able to determine whether a problem exists or if one is developing.