A specialist in orthognathic surgery, Dr. Vic Schacher recommends parents notice irregular jaw alignments in their young children and not wait until the child is older before they seek an examination. The announcement highlights the benefits of early orthognathic examinations and interventions, which in many cases can help the patient avoid surgery.
More information is available at https://www.myorthodontist.ca/orthognathic-surgery
Orthognathic surgery, also known as jaw surgery, corrects jawbone irregularities and realigns the teeth with the jaw to improve function and appearance. With its recent updates, Schacher Orthodontics helps parents get the diagnostic solutions they need should their child appear to be developing these types of oral health issues.
Dr. Schacher says he is concerned about a misconception among parents that can have them put off necessary exams for their children because they’ve either read, or been told a child should wait until their jaw has stopped growing before anything can be done to correct irregularities.
In fact, the opposite is true. Some children that develop a prominent jaw can be treated as early as age four because this type of irregularity is related to the jaw and not the teeth. Early intervention can also prevent a poor self-image that can develop from oral and facial irregularities left to take their course.
Dr. Vic Schacher and his orthodontic team use state-of-the-art technologies and the most up-to-date procedures to correct misalignments of the teeth and jaw, preventing speech defects, and difficulties chewing and maintaining necessary oral care.
Dr. Schacher explains, “Sometimes when a parent notices their child’s jaw or teeth seem misaligned, they don’t know what to do. Some doctors will use this opportunity to pressure parents into committing a significant amount of money toward exams, appointments, and more. At Schacher Orthodontics, I treat people the way I would like to be treated. Parents don’t have to pay any costs associated with initial exams, x-rays, or impressions that are needed to determine the best treatment plan for their children.”
With an update in services to include an educational component that helps parents understand what early orthognathic intervention is and why it’s necessary, and complimentary exams that can point to or rule out the need for corrective treatments, Dr. Schacher and the team at Schacher Orthodontics are helping parents make the best decisions for their children.
Visit https://www.myorthodontist.ca/orthognathic-surgery to find out more.
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