Orthodontists in Palmetto Bay Recommend Children Be Evaluated By Age Seven 

by Pedro Alquizar Sunday, March 17, 2013
MIAMI, FLORIDA - Orthodontists in Palmetto Bay explain that children should see an orthodontist before they turn seven, a stage in dental development when orthodontic problems become obvious.
"Most children have a combination of permanent and baby teeth. We can see bite and alignment issues and diagnose malocclusions," said Dr. Pedro Alquizar who offers pediatric orthodontics.

The ideal time for fixing certain orthodontic problems is while the jaws and mouth are still developing, and getting braces early could help children avoid issues like uneven tooth wear, speech impediments, jaw pain and tooth decay caused by untreated malocclusions.

"Don't assume that children will outgrow problems like protruding front teeth or unbalanced facial features," said Dr. Phillip Kaner, who is a children's and adult orthodontics expert.

Many orthodontic conditions are subtle and develop slowly, allowing the issue to go completely unnoticed by parents or caregivers. The majority of children do not need to start orthodontics at seven years old, but an early evaluation gives parents the option of choosing early intervention. (http://www.miamiorthodontistgroup.com/blog/why-does-my-pre-teen-need-braces/)

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends parents take their children to see an orthodontist sooner if certain symptoms are present, including premature or delayed loss of baby teeth, difficulty chewing or biting, mouth breathing, speech delays or difficulties, protruding teeth and facial imbalance or asymmetry. (http://www.mylifemysmile.org/why-orthodontic-treatment/)

An orthodontic evaluation includes a thorough examination of the alignment and mechanics of the patient's teeth, bite and jaw, plus the overall aesthetics, harmony of facial features and how the lips meet. The doctor diagnoses any malocclusions the child may have and discusses appropriate treatment options with the patient's parent.

"Early childhood evaluations aren't a high-pressure sales tactic," said Kaner, an orthodontist in Palmetto Bay,"It's just an opportunity to give parents more information about their child’s oral health so they can make well-informed decisions about their care."

Learn More
To learn more about Dr. Pedro Alquizar and Dr. Phillip Kaner, call their office at (305) 667-5738 or (305) 279-3968 or find them online at http://www.miamiorthodontistgroup.com/.

About Us
Dr. Pedro Alquizar is a Harvard-trained orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic specialist. Dr. Phillip Kaner did his orthodontic specialty training at the Medical College of Virginia. They offer a full range of orthodontics for children and adults at their practice in Miami, FL.

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