Roeder Orthodontics
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22 Medical Park Drive, Suite C
Asheville, North Carolina 28803

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By the age 7 or 8, most children have a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth, making it easier for Dr. Roeder to diagnose and correct tooth and jaw problems sooner and without surgery. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends visiting the orthodontist around age seven, though that can vary greatly depending on the individual child and their unique circumstances.

Early orthodontics for children can:

  • Correct and guide the growth of your child’s jaw to help permanent teeth come in straight
  • Regulate the width of the upper and lower arches
  • Create more space for crowded teeth
  • Avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions later in life
  • Correct thumb-sucking and help improve minor speech problems

Click to view orthodontic before & after photos of child patients

Signs your child may need to see an orthodontist:

  • Early/late loss of baby teeth
  • If your child has a hard time biting or chewing
  • Mouth breathing
  • Finger or thumb sucking
  • Crowded, misplaced, or blocked teeth
  • Jaws that pop or make sounds when opening and closing
  • Teeth that come together abnormally, or do not come together at all
  • Jaws and teeth that are not proportionate to the rest of the face
  • Crowded front teeth around age seven or eight

We can help you decide if your child should seek orthodontic treatment with a no-fee initial consultation. We will sit down with you and your child and discuss any concerns. We are here to listen and to help! Please contact us to schedule an appointment for an orthodontic evaluation. We see children from all around Western North Carolina, and around Asheville.