Early Treatment

Your Premier Local Middletown, Centerville & Springboro Orthodontist

EarlyTreatment2Sprowls Orthodontics is the premier office to visit for your orthodontic care. We pride ourselves in providing the highest quality treatment for you. Dr. Matthew Sprowls and his staff offer adolescent and adult orthodontic treatment, traditional and clear braces, Invisalign, lingual braces, retention, and various other procedures for common problems. Many parents have questions about when they should begin considering orthodontic treatment for their children and we are always happy to answer their questions. Read on to learn more.

When is the best time to begin orthodontics?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an evaluation at the age of 7 at the first sign of orthodontic problems. While Dr. Sprowls can improve a smile at any age, it’s best to begin treatment before problems become more severe and costly to treat. Beginning treatment during the optimal time, can help ensure the best result possible with the least amount of time and money spent.

What are the benefits of early orthodontic evaluation?

Early evaluation helps monitor and prevent future problems so that and allows for more effective treatment. We can help guide jaw growth and development or simply monitor it if no intervention is necessary and begin treatment when it is ideal.

Why is age 7 the optimal time for orthodontic screening?

By the age of 7, the first molars erupt which establishes the back bite. Dr. Sprowls can then evaluate the relationship between the teeth front to back and side to side. Early screenings allow for detecting overbite, open bite, crowding, or gummy smiles.

What are advantages of an early orthodontic treatment?

  • Allowing room for crowded, erupting teeth
  • Influencing jaw growth and creating facial symmetry
  • Reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth
  • Creating space for unerupted teeth
  • Reducing the need for tooth removal
  • Reducing treatment time with braces

Are you a candidate for orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontic treatment can help improve bad bites (malocclusions) and tooth or jaw misalignment as well as improving the aesthetics of a smile. Malocclusions affect the way you smile, the way you chew and clean your teeth, and even your self-esteem. Dr. Sprowls will determine if you have a malocclusion and recommend the best course of treatment

Why should malocclusions be treated?

The American Association of Orthodontists states that untreated malocclusions can result in:

  • Crowded teeth, which are harder to brush and floss and can lead to tooth decay and/or gum disease
  • Protruding teeth which are easier to accidentally chip
  • Crossbites which can cause unfavorable growth and uneven tooth wear
  • Openbites which can cause tongue-thrusting habits and speech impediments

Contact Sprowls Orthodontics

Sprowls Orthodontics does more than make a pretty smile – we create a healthier you. We encourage you to call our Middletown, Centerville or Springboro orthodontic office during our business hours and we will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. We look forward to seeing you soon!