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Orthodontics
Pediatric Dentistry
San Francisco
Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm  •  Saturday By Appointment
Orthodontics 415.316.0829    Pediatric Dentistry 415.316.0830

Orthodontics for Children
San Francisco, CA


Child that may need bracesToday, orthodontic treatment is being taken more seriously at a younger age than it was when we were kids. In our day, it was normal to see the orthodontist for the first time during our teen years and to go through high school with metal braces. Today, the recommendation is to see the orthodontist as soon as a child's permanent teeth come in, which could be around the age of 6 or 7.

Why the Earlier Treatment?


Orthodontists today consider the time that a child's bone structure is still developing to be the best time to determine changes that need to be made. This does not mean that all kids will receive orthodontic treatment immediately following this first appointment; it is simply a good idea to get things started early in order to determine the best treatment plan for your child.

In addition, orthodontic treatment that takes place early in a child's life, while their jaw is still developing, can help to prevent overcrowding. Since this is such a prevalent problem in children, it can be an amazing treatment for some kids. This could prevent the need to extract teeth, which was the more traditional treatment method when going through braces. The ability to help the jaw expand and permanent teeth to erupt in their correct positions is a step forward for orthodontic treatment and could help many kids today avoid those awkward teenage years with braces.
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Mon – Fri: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: By Appointment

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Orthodontics
801 Taraval Street
San Francisco, CA 94116

Ph 415.316.0829
Fax 415.681.8501

Pediatric Dentistry
823 Taraval Street
San Francisco, CA 94116

Ph 415.316.0830
Fax 415.661.8330

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Orthodontics Pediatric Dentistry - OPDSF, 801 Taraval Street, San Francisco, CA, 94116 - Tags: Orthodontics San Francisco CA / Dr. Peter Lee San Francisco CA / pediatric dentist San Francisco CA / Orthodontics: (415) 316-0829 Pediatric Office: (415) 316-0830 / www.opdsf.com / 11/16/2017