Dr. Richard Rowan started his career in dentistry because he strives to provide quality orthodontic care to kids, teens and adults.
MERCED, CA, December 05, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Interceptive orthodontic treatment is the first step towards a straighter, happier smile. Before malocclusion starts doing damage to the alignment of teeth, visit Dr. Richard Rowan, orthodontist in Merced, CA, for interceptive treatment.
"Interceptive orthodontic treatment is the key to a better bite and function in later years. Without early interception of potential malocclusion issues, a patient may increase treatment time," said Dr. Richard Rowan, orthodontist in Merced.
Most people probably remember seeing friends or family wearing braces in their teenage years. However, The American Association of Orthodontists recommend patients see an orthodontist before permanent teeth have all come in, typically by the age of six or seven. If Dr. Rowan detects malocclusion while a patient still has his or her primary teeth, he can proceed with a treatment to help reduce or eliminate malocclusion problems. It's in the best interest of the patient because it will save him or her time. Plus, cutting down treatment time makes it more affordable for the patient.
What's the basic procedure for interceptive orthodontics? It begins with the analysis of a patient's oral health and position of the primary teeth. Tooth decay is a common dental issue for kids, which is why early prevention and treatment can keep primary teeth healthy. Tooth decay can result in tooth loss, which also can affect the position of the teeth. Regular dental checkups and interceptive orthodontic treatment can guide the each permanent teeth into a proper position. More orthodontic work might be needed, but the treatment will be less extensive if malocclusion is caught early on.
Plus, an exam can determine the growth of the jawbone. A child' jaw is still developing, so Dr. Rowan can identify if the jaw is too small for the number of permanent teeth bound to erupt. Dr. Rowan will be able to detect if a child has extra teeth, lost teeth, impacted teeth or abnormally shaped teeth.
Correct alignment and bite boosts oral health because it's easier to clean straight teeth. Without orthodontic treatment, misaligned teeth can catch food debris and bacteria between teeth and near the gum lines, and a patient might have a hard time properly cleaning each tooth. Optimal oral health is the key to keeping natural teeth throughout a life time, and Dr. Rowan and his dental team can make sure to fix teeth for that purpose. To schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Rowan, call 209-384-3223 or visit his comprehensive dental website at www.mymerceddentist.com
. Dr. Rowan's friendly dental staff will be in contact as soon as possible. Dr. Rowan and his dental team look forward to meeting new patients because he always gives a patient a winning smile! Call today!Media Contact:
Dr. Richard Rowan
544 W. 26th Street
Merced, CA 95340
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