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Early Treatment

Promote Positive Dentofacial Growth with Dr. Edgren

We understand that it’s not always easy for a parent to know if their child has an orthodontic problem. Even though your child’s teeth may appear to be well aligned, often the problems are underlying the gums and only detectable through a thorough orthodontic evaluation.

By age seven, 75% of a child’s total facial growth has occurred. By this time, the first permanent molars and incisors should have appeared, establishing the groundwork for their adult bite. Considering the importance of a child’s dentofacial growth to their adult mouth, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children should have an initial orthodontic evaluation by age seven. Orthodontic treatment may not be necessary at this age, but an orthodontist who is properly trained in early orthodontic treatment will be able to determine the best time to initiate treatment.

An early exam provides the opportunity for both the timely detection of potential problems and the opportunity for a more effective treatment. That’s why we encourage our clients to take advantage of our complimentary Early Treatment Exams. During the initial exam, Dr. Brad Edgren will be able to evaluate the condition of common problems like: crowding, developing facial asymmetries, crossbites, underbites, overbites, and vertical bite issues. Sometimes, two phases of treatment are necessary throughout your child’s life; the details of those two phases are addressed during this exam.

The benefits of early orthodontic treatment are immeasurable. Early treatment improves a child’s appearance and thus their self-esteem that benefits from an attractive, healthy smile. Early orthodontic correction also reduces the need for permanent tooth extraction by eliminating impactions and creating space. It also enhances facial symmetry through positive facial growth and diminishes the need for jaw surgery.

The sooner preventative treatment is evaluated, the more effective treatments can be implemented to save money, time, and energy from more, complicated procedures later. Call Dr. Brad Edgren, a Board Certified orthodontist, to schedule an exam for early treatment!

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Well, if you are looking for an experienced orthodontist in the Greeley and Northern Colorado area, you won’t find a more worthy candidate. Dr. Brad Edgren has over three decades of experience and is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists and is board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. Board certification does not indicate more expensive treatment, instead it is an indicator of the hundreds of additional educational hours testing judgment, skill and knowledge to demonstrate the highest quality of orthodontic care.

Aside from being board certified and active membership in numerous dental associations, Dr. Edgren has published a number of articles in several orthodontic journals including the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, The Angle Orthodontist, Orthodontic Practice US and many more.

I absolutely love coming here for so many reasons. I am well taken care of by everyone, the office is always clean, and everyone is so pleasant. The secretary has even been there since I was younger, so it says a lot that even the employees enjoy being there so much!

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