St. Paul 8/20/2012 07:59 AM GMT (TransWorldNews)
EAGAN AND ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA - As proponents of early interceptive treatment, St. Paul pediatric orthodontist Dr. Jennifer Eisenhuth says two reasons top the list.
- Addressing underbite (Class III malocclusion)
- For self-esteem betterment
A malocclusion such as underbite frequently can be corrected in a nonsurgical manner with braces and other appliances if diagnosed and treated early.
Underbite describes the condition where a child's bottom jaw extends out in front of the top jaw. Correcting it before age 10 means a kids orthodontics specialist can use the child's to their benefit. Early intervention can eliminate the need for surgical correction.
"What parent wouldn't do everything they could to prevent their child from needing surgery?" asked Eisenhuth, who also is a Mendota Heights braces expert.
Another early treatment reason is when a child is teased or bullied by classmates because of her teeth.
Orthodontic treatment brings a child out of her shell, instill new confidence and enable her to smile without feeling self-conscious. Parents of children getting hassled at school, should schedule an orthodontic consultation so diagnostic information can be gathered and corrective treatment can be discussed.
"Early treatment is not right for every child, nor is it always necessary," Rosemount braces pro said. "Sometimes we have to wait for more adult teeth to erupt, while in others, the crowding is so slight, we wait until the teenage years to start treatment."
But it's good to know the difference, and that is only determined by having the child assessed by an orthodontist by age 7, which is recommended by the American Association of Orthodontists.
For more information about early evaluations or to schedule a free consultation with Rosemount orthodontist, Dr. Jennifer Eisenhuth in Mendota Heights or Eagan, visit her website: http://doctorjennifer.com; or call (651) 406-8100. Dr. Eisenhuth's office is located at 3340 Sherman Ct. in Eagan.
About Dr. Jennifer Eisenhuth
Dr. Eisenhuth attended the University of Minnesota Dental School and graduated in the top of her class. She earned the Minnesota Association of Orthodontic Achievement Award and several academic achievement awards. She entered her orthodontic residency at the University of Minnesota and earned a certificate in orthodontics and a Master of Science degree.
Dr. Eisenhuth is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.
She takes pride in caring for the orthodontic needs of residents in the Twin Cities and Eagan, Minnesota.
Her office is located at 3340 Sherman Court, Eagan, Minn., 55121.
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