Giegerich Orthodontics

Early Orthodontics Treatment Galloway, near Stockton College, NJGalloway, NJ

Call Us: 609.652.1900

Set sail for the best smile
you and your child can have

Keeping little problems from becoming big ones

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an orthodontic exam at age 7. This is when permanent teeth begin to erupt and some children already have orthodontic problems such as overbite or underbite. Left untreated, they can be more time-consuming and difficult to treat later in life . . . or may cause significant dental or growth problems.

Young children can face dental development problems

Just one crooked tooth can throw off a child’s bite and cause functional problems as they grow older. These problems include gum disease, cavities and speech disorders. Dr. Giegerich will conduct a comprehensive exam to check for:

  • Overbite and underbite
  • Narrow upper jaw
  • Severe crowding
  • Finger- or thumb-sucking
  • Tongue-thrusting
  • Crossbite of front and back teeth
  • Eruption problems and space management
  • Facial aesthetic problems

Early orthodontic treatment saves you time and complications

Dr. Giegerich always considers a conservative approach. He may simply place your child on periodic observation while the mouth matures. As needed, early orthodontic treatment options may include a palatal expander, partial interceptive braces, custom appliances, selective removal of a baby tooth to forestall crowding – all designed to enable the best development of the mouth. Early detection and treatment can improve tooth eruption patterns, influence proper jaw growth, lower risk of trauma, improve speech, correct harmful oral habits and reduce future treatment time. Call Giegerich Orthodontics today!

Start orthodontic braces early and prevent dental development complications. Come to Giegerich Orthodontics. Call 609.652.1900 or fill out our online Request an Appointment form to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Thomas A. Giegerich. Our patients come to us from Absecon, Brigantine, Egg Harbor City, Galloway and Smithville, near Atlantic Mainland Hospital and near Stockton College in Atlantic County, NJ.