No Extraction Philosophy at Frazer Dental
Nowadays the emphasis with children’s braces is on avoiding dental extractions as in the past there used to be a general rule that children would have braces later on in their teenage years and often 4 extractions would be required in most cases to align the teeth at this stage.
Dr. Hegarty’s no extraction orthodontic approach is great news for children and parents alike! Our orthodontist Dr. Hegarty is an advocate of early orthodontic intervention to avoid the need for unnecessary dental extractions. We need to assess your child before they have lost all their baby teeth, so usually before the age of 11 in order to allow us plan your child’s orthodontic treatment so that this approach can be adopted. This avoids your child requiring the standard extraction of 4 adult teeth in the majority of cases.
Bring your child to the orthodontist early
We know now that children our best seeing our orthodontist at Frazer Dental at a younger age so that we can prevent the need for dental extractions and use the natural growth of the child’s jaw , by treatment planning children when they are younger , to achieve a wider broader smile in the long term .
What age should I bring my child to the orthodontist for the first time?
If your child is developing any of the following issues ,then we recommend bringing them to see Dr David Orthodontist at Frazer Dental at age 6-8.