Early Orthodontics

Early Orthodontic Treatment in Austin, TX

A common question we’re asked by parents is, “When is the best time to start orthodontic treatment?”

​​​​​​​For kids, there’s an optimal window during which we should begin planning orthodontic treatment. Early evaluation at Poplin Pediatric Dentistry ensures the best long-term results with a minimum of time and expense. The American Association of Orthodontists suggests scheduling an evaluation as soon as we see any sign of orthodontic problems, but no later than age seven.​​​​​​​

Maximize Results with Phase One Treatment

Our Phase 1 orthodontic treatment usually begins when your child's first permanent molars and incisors emerge but may be earlier. This early intervention allows us to address potential issues and guide your child's jaw development, ensuring optimal oral health.

The Importance of Phase One Treatment

Early evaluation and treatment can minimize future orthodontic problems, such as crowded or protruding teeth, dental crossbites, and jaw misalignment. By addressing these concerns early, we can minimize the need for extensive treatment later on.

Reasons for Phase 1 Treatment

Common indications for Phase 1 orthodontic treatment include protruding or crowded teeth, dental crossbites, underbites, overbites, and jaw irregularities. Our goal is to address these issues proactively to avoid more invasive treatments in the future.

Proactive Care for Lasting Benefits

Early intervention not only improves your child's oral health but also sets the stage for a confident smile and improved self-esteem. With Dr. Poplin's expertise and personalized care, your child can enjoy the lifelong benefits of a healthy smile.