Parkinson Butler Orthodontics Recommends Early Orthodontic Assessments For Children Beginning At Age 7

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Early orthodontic assessments can prevent potential future problems from arising and can be done through a free consultation, with no dental referral required, at Parkinson Butler Orthodontics.

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Parkinson Butler Orthodontics Early Orthodontia Treatment & Care

There are several benefits to early orthodontia evaluations and treatment for children that can help correct not only the physical aspect of their oral health, but also the psychological impact resulting from issues with their malocclusions. - Dr. Butler

With summer vacation just around the corner, Dr. Chris Parkinson and Dr. David Butler from Parkinson Butler Orthodontics recommends that it is important to add to the list of activities planned for your child a consultation with a local orthodontist for an assessment, especially if the child is aged 7 or older.

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that children be evaluated by an orthodontist by age 7 to create a baseline for monitoring their “dentofacial” growth and development. Such an evaluation should be performed by a qualified Orthodontic specialist who can determine if the child requires treatment and when the best time to start would be without requiring a referral from a dentist.

There are several signs that the child may need orthodontic treatment, such as losing baby teeth either too early or too late, they are experiencing issues with speaking and/or chewing, or even noticing they have excessive breathing through an open mouth. In addition, if the child’s teeth appear to be crowded, if they have a prominent over or under bite, it is important to have the child see an orthodontist as soon as possible.

Preventative orthodontia care can help correct problems before they become worse and could result in extended treatment plans, susceptibility to tooth decay and gum disease.

To schedule a free consultation with Parkinson Butler Orthodontics today, visit their website at or call 509-946-7689.

About Parkinson Butler Orthodontics
Dr. Chris Parkinson and Dr. David Butler treat each and every client with the intent to not only straighten teeth, but in changing lives by enabling each patient to gain in self-confidence with a positive self image. This personalized orthodontic care has positioned Parkinson Butler Orthodontics as the leading clinic in Richland, Kennewick and Pasco and outlying cities here in Washington state in providing the best in class orthodontic treatment.

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Patricia Mosley
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