Pediatric dentists not only examine your child for dental caries and gum diseases but also evaluate his/her bite and growth and development of the jaws. Pediatric dentists make recommendations regarding your child’s orthodontic need.
Orthodontic treatment can improve a person’s oral health, functions, and esthetics. Your pediatric dentist will discuss with you whether your child needs orthodontic treatment and when to see an orthodontist.
Some children benefit from early orthodontic treatment while others can wait until they are older. This is because there are different types of bite problems and different levels of severity.