Early Orthodontics

At Haney Orthodontics, we make it our goal to provide the highest quality of orthodontic care to patients of all ages – even the youngest ones in your family. Dr. Eric Haney and our entire skilled orthodontic team have the knowledge, education, and experience needed to provide a number of effective orthodontic treatments, including our Marin County and San Anselmo braces for kids.Because we place such an emphasis on providing your child with an excellent orthodontic experience, we pride ourselves on our comfortable, stress-free environment that’s designed to ease any fears and anxieties that a child may have.

When to Visit Your San Anselmo Orthodontist

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child visit the orthodontist at around the age of seven. By this age, a child’s adult molars should have grown in, allowing your Marin County orthodontist to be able to detect any subtle orthodontic problems. Additionally, some orthodontic problems can actually be easier to treat when they’re discovered earlier.

Some signs that your child may have an orthodontic problem that requires orthodontic treatment include the following:

  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Teeth that meet abnormally or not at all
  • Jaws and teeth that aren’t in proportion to the rest of the face
  • Jaws that shift or make sounds
  • Difficulty with biting or chewing
  • Thumb or finger sucking
  • Mouth breathing

The Advantages of Early Orthodontic Treatment

An early orthodontic screening doesn’t always mean that orthodontic treatment is needed. However, if necessary, early orthodontic intervention provides an opportunity to:

  • Guide teeth into more desirable positions.
  • Preserve space for incoming permanent teeth.
  • Guide the growth of the jaw.
  • Widen or narrow the upper and lower dental arches.
  • Lower the risk of dental trauma.
  • Correct harmful habits.
  • Improve a person’s appearance

Visit Your San Anselmo and Marin County Orthodontist!

If you’re looking for Marin County or San Anselmo braces for kids, you’ve come to the right place! You can schedule an appointment with us by giving us a call at (415) 453-7880 or by filling out our online appointment request form. We can’t wait to see you and help put your child on the path to a lifetime of healthy smiles!