At Lineberger Orthodontics, we treat patients of every age, but some conditions are best addressed as part of an early treatment program. Dr. Matt Lineberger, Dr. Megan Lineberger, Dr. Claire Fedore and Dr. Bhaven Sayania, offer early treatment in orthodontics for the residents of Charlotte, Elizabeth, Huntersville and surrounding communities in North Carolina.
What is Early Treatment in Orthodontics?
Braces are part of the teenage years just as much as prom and football games, but your children may need orthodontic work well before adolescence. Issues identified in young children whose teeth and jaws are still developing may cause more challenging complications when they reach the teen years.
What are the Benefits of Early Treatment with Orthodontics?
- Improves the position of permanent teeth
- More cost effective than waiting until the teenage years
- Helps develop healthy confidence and self-image
- Compared to teenagers, children tend to see orthodontics as more fun
- Reduces the number of social challenges related to crooked teeth and wearing braces
- Helps children overcome tongue pushing and thumb sucking
Is Early Treatment with Orthodontics Right for My Child?
Your pediatric dentist can be a valuable resource when it comes to your child’s teeth. A dentist not only checks for cavities, but also watches the development of your child’s teeth and jaw. At L.O., we may recommend a two-stage orthodontic treatment plan [LINK], beginning while your child still has baby teeth. This is the best time to correct any issues with jaw development and work to promote proper positioning of the permanent teeth.
What Should I Expect from Early Treatment with Orthodontics?
We always focus on making early treatment exciting and engaging for our youngest patients. The process can be overwhelming for children, so we work with parents to find ways to keep children involved, confident and comfortable.
How Much Does Orthodontic Early Treatment Cost?
We understand the challenges faced by families trying to keep their budgets in check. We focus on finding creative ways to provide the most affordable, highest quality early treatment available. Our in-house financing is a great option for many parents.
Does Insurance Cover Early Treatment with Orthodontics?
Some dental insurance does allow for orthodontic work and early treatment. Let us know what insurance you have, and we will help uncover the many ways to maximize your benefits and minimize your out-of-pocket costs.
Early treatment is recommended for some children to prevent complications from becoming more challenging in the teen years. Lineberger Orthodontics offers early treatment in orthodontics for the residents of Charlotte, Elizabeth, Huntersville and surrounding communities in North Carolina. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.