Parents sought help from Dr. Frost, Creve Coeur orthodontist, to correct their young daughter’s top and bottom teeth.
When Sarah arrived at Frost Orthodontics, she was suffering from severe dental crowding of the upper teeth. As this is a very common problem in children her age, we knew that braces were the right orthodontic treatment. We were prepared to provide high quality results as we have done so many times before for children and young adults all across St. Louis!
Two of her upper teeth were removed in order to establish a normal bite and to better align the teeth. Braces were then applied and well-maintained over the course of her treatment, which lasted little more than a year and a half.
Here was Sarah before starting treatment:
… and here she is after the braces were removed!
What a result! Sarah is very happy with her newly transformed smile, and all thanks to her parents seeking help from Dr. Frost early on.
Early intervention is important when making the decision to fix your child’s teeth. A straight smile not only looks nice, which can help boost your child’s self esteem, it also makes it easier to take care of them.
There’s a reason why braces have always been associated with early teen years (sometimes even younger and younger). This is because children and young adults are in the optimal braces stage due to the fact that they are still growing. Your child should be brought in around this age because their jawbones are softer and more malleable, often requiring less time to straighten teeth than older individuals.
Correct your child’s smile now so they won’t have to worry about issues down the line, such as worsening dental crowding, gum disease, early loss of teeth, and more. Now is the time to contact our office and schedule a free orthodontic consultation for braces in Creve Coeur with Dr. Frost and his team. After examining your child’s unique situation, we will be able to determine whether the child is a good candidate for orthodontic treatment, as well as provide a time and cost estimate.