Early Treatment

Orthodontic Care For Kids in the Honolulu & Aiea

Dr. Dung, Dr. Tom, and their team are dedicated experts in providing early treatment orthodontic care. Here are some answers to our most commonly asked questions about early treatment. If you have any other concerns, please feel free to call our office, we’re always happy to help!

When should my child first visit Dung Orthodontics?

The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that children see an orthodontist for a consultation at age seven. Beginning your orthodontic journey this early allows Dr. Dung and Dr. Tom to form a treatment plan that is preventative and to help ensure oral health far into the future. Treating these problems early can help prevent more costly and lengthy treatment in the future. Sometimes, treatment is not immediately necessary in younger patients, but an orthodontist can watch and plan to begin treatment at the appropriate time. 

What are the benefits of early treatment?

Getting treatment early has numerous benefits. First and foremost, it allows Dr. Dung and Dr. Tom to work with your child’s bite while it is still possible to guide the growth of the teeth and jaw. This results in improved bite function, healthier teeth, and easier oral health routines. Early treatment will allow your child to have a beautiful smile as soon as possible. 

Schedule an appointment today!

At Dung Orthodontics, we’re committed to providing quality orthodontic care for you and your family. We offer many treatment options, including Invisalign and Invisalign Teen. If you have any questions or concerns about any of our treatment options, contact our office today. We are here to help and look forward to hearing from you!