Your Child’s Smile: A Lifelong Investment In Their Health

At Goodman Orthodontics, we emphasize the importance of early orthodontic assessments for children. Our treatment options, specifically tailored for younger patients, focus on intercepting and addressing potential dental issues early on. 

This proactive approach, guided by Dr. Goodman’s expertise in crafting precision smiles, utilizes child-friendly techniques and technology. Our goal is to set the foundation for a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles, while ensuring a comfortable and positive experience for our youngest patients.

As a parent, you want the best for your child in every aspect of their life, including their oral health and smile. While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind, orthodontic care for children is an essential component of their overall well-being. Early orthodontics, also known as interceptive orthodontics, is a proactive approach to ensure your child’s smile develops correctly and remains healthy throughout their life. At Goodman Orthodontics, we believe that every child deserves the opportunity to grow up with a confident and healthy smile.

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Why Early Orthodontics for Children?

Proactive Smile Development

Early orthodontic evaluations are essential to monitor the development of your child's teeth and jaws. This proactive approach can identify any potential issues and allow for timely intervention if necessary.

Preventing Future Problems

Addressing orthodontic issues during childhood can prevent more severe problems from developing in adulthood. By taking action early, you can save your child from more extensive and invasive treatment down the road.

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Improved Confidence & Self Esteem

A healthy and attractive smile contributes significantly to a child's self-esteem and confidence. Early orthodontic treatment can ensure that your child's smile develops beautifully, setting the stage for a lifetime of confidence.

Enhanced Function

Properly aligned teeth and jaws help with essential functions like chewing and speaking. Early orthodontics can improve your child's ability to eat, speak, and maintain good oral hygiene.

Benefits of Early Orthodontic Treatment

Early orthodontic treatment can address various issues in children, including:

Spacing and Crowding

Correcting alignment issues to ensure adult teeth have sufficient space to grow.

Bite Problems

Addressing bite problems like overbites, underbites, and crossbites.


Helping children overcome harmful habits that can impact their oral development.

Impacted Teeth

Addressing impacted or blocked teeth to allow for proper eruption.

Breathing and Airway Issues

Correcting orthodontic issues related to breathing and sleep apnea.

When to Visit the Orthodontist for the First Time

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that children have their first orthodontic evaluation by the age of seven. At this time, adult teeth are starting to emerge, allowing Dr. Goodman to identify any potential issues and create a treatment plan if necessary. While not all children will require treatment at this age, early evaluations are crucial for monitoring and planning.

Investing in your child’s oral health and smile is one of the most rewarding gifts you can give them. Early orthodontics can pave the way for a lifetime of confidence, excellent oral health, and a beautiful smile.

At Goodman Orthodontics, we’re committed to ensuring your children receive the best possible care. Dr. Goodman’s expert orthodontic treatment is complemented by an unparalleled patient journey. If you believe your child could benefit from early orthodontic treatment or want to schedule their first evaluation, please don’t hesitate to contact our practice. Together, we can help your child unlock a brighter future with a healthy, beautiful smile.