During orthodontic evaluations with our Williamsburg pediatric orthodontist here at Rosenberg Orthodontics, our pediatric patients and their parents are sometimes surprised when we recommend that teeth be removed prior to beginning an orthodontic treatment plan. For pediatric patients, sometimes primary teeth do not fall out around the right time, and so they can inhibit proper development and cause problems that require orthodontic treatment. Removing primary teeth usually does not cause any concern. But in some cases, adult teeth may need to be removed—a recommendation which patients and parents tend to be more wary of. Often, our Williamsburg pediatric orthodontist will recommend that a permanent tooth be removed because crowding is occurring.For some patients, the jaw is simply too small to accommodate all of the teeth properly, and so they begin to crowd and overlap one another. Crooked and crowded teeth are not only less aesthetically pleasing, but they can also be more difficult to clean and so increase your child’s risk of developing common dental issues like decay and periodontal disease. If this is the case, our Williamsburg pediatric orthodontist will recommend removing teeth in order to make room for them to straighten out properly with the use of orthodontic treatment, which may include braces, retainers, and more. At Rosenberg Orthodontics, we are here to provide the most effective care, and so we will make suggestions that we feel work best for your child and her individual needs. All of the treatment plans created for our patients are created on an individual basis, and tooth extractions are sometimes a part of these customized treatment plants in order to create the perfect smile for your child.
If you would like to learn more about how our Williamsburg pediatric orthodontist can be of service to you and your family, we encourage you to visit the main Rosenberg Orthodontics website to browse through some additional information that you might find useful. If you should have any questions or concerns that you would like cleared up, please do not hesitate to contact our staff for assistance. We look forward to working with you and your family soon here at Rosenberg Orthodontics.