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Early Treatment in Chapel Hill & Pittsboro, NC & Its Benefits

Even though the majority of patients our orthodontists see are teenagers and adults, it’s important for everyone to understand the significance of early treatment in Chapel Hill and Pittsboro, NC. Many parents put off orthodontic evaluations for a variety of reasons, but if you have a child, it’s crucial to providing them with a lifelong healthy smile and increased self-confidence.

What Is an Early Evaluation?

If you take a look around, you may notice that many more children have braces today than in past years. This is largely due to advancements in the world of modern orthodontics and the rise of early evaluation treatment. Also known as interceptive orthodontics, early evaluation offers treatment that begins while a child is still growing. Our experienced orthodontists use early evaluation to help a child’s teeth grow into the proper position, plus address any dental problems or jaw irregularities early on, while the primary teeth are present.

When Does Your Child Need an Early Evaluation?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children see an orthodontist by the age of seven. Why age seven? This is the age when bite issues become noticeable as permanent, adult teeth begin to erupt. You may notice your child’s teeth growing in crooked, overcrowding, or even extra space between teeth. There are also certain cases when teeth may protrude or even be missing. These dental issues can happen naturally or as a result of oral habits, like thumb-sucking and mouth breathing. Early evaluation allows an orthodontic professional to assess your child’s specific needs.

Contact Our Orthodontists for Early Treatment in Chapel Hill & Pittsboro, NC

In many cases, braces are still needed later in life, but early evaluation can shorten and simplify the process. It’s important to note that not all dental issues are treatable through early orthodontic evaluation, so contact our office for more information or to schedule a consultation for your child. We’re always ready to help you or your child achieve your best smiles!

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other orthodontic topics, feel free to contact the practice of Dr. Tammy R. Severt by clicking here or by calling 919-929-2365.

Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Orthodontist in Chapel Hill & Pittsboro, NC

"Dr. Severt and her staff are incredible. They have always been very professional and caring of your needs. She has handled dental care for my daughter and me. If you are in need of dental care, then I highly recommend this team."

- Sonia L.

"My family has been well served by Dr. Severt and her team for a few years now. I am grateful that they have been a part of watching our kids mature over the course of their orthodontic treatment. They provide great results for adults, too!"

- Kelly B.

"Both of my girls had orthodontic treatment with Dr. Severt and both experiences were great. The office staff are friendly and helpful. We never had a difficult time getting an appointment when we needed one and their payment plan made treatment affordable for our family. We highly recommend Dr. Severt!"

- T. Jones

"Dr. Severt is the best and her staff is first rate. Everyone is friendly and patient. My daughter feels very comfortable whenever she visits."

- Jim M.

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Tammy Severt DDS. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

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Our Chapel Hill Office
101 Conner Dr., Ste. 401
Chapel Hill, NC 27541

Phone: 919-929-2365

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35 Thompson St., Ste. 103
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Phone: 919-542-5481

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