Early Treatment


At Doleski & Wolford Orthodontics, we believe in taking a preventative approach to orthodontics. Our orthodontists agree with the recommendation made by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) that all children should receive their first orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7. At this young age, an orthodontist can identify any potential orthodontic problems before the permanent teeth and jaw are fully developed. This can help reduce the time spent wearing braces and help the child attain the best possible treatment results.

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Advantages of Early Orthodontic Treatment

When a child is seen by an our Erie orthodontists around the age of 7, it is possible to identify common problems like a misaligned bite early on. Experienced orthodontists like Dr. Doleski and Dr. Wolford can determine the best course of treatment to take and the ideal time to start treatment once they've completed a thorough orthodontic examination.

This timeliness helps increase the probability of the child having a life-long, healthy and attractive smile for more self-confidence and better oral and overall health through a less extensive course of treatment. Treating orthodontic problems early before they advance can lessen overall treatment time and complexity.

Some of the main benefits of receiving early orthodontic treatment at our Corry, Lawrence Park, and Erie, PA orthodontic practice include:

  • Preventing crowded teeth by creating space with orthodontic appliances
  • Ensuring the patient has proper facial symmetry
  • Lowering the risk of trauma due to protruding teeth
  • Eliminating or reducing the need to have healthy teeth extracted
  • Reducing the time spent wearing braces

Contact Your Erie PA Orthodontist For Early Treatment

At Doleski & Wolford Orthodontics, we provide high quality, individualized orthodontic care to patients of all ages. Whether you're interested in Invisalign for yourself or early treatment for your child, we can meet all your family's orthodontic needs! Just contact us to learn more about our range of treatment options!

If you would like to schedule your child's first orthodontic evaluation, please request an appointment today. With three offices in Erie, Lawrence Park, and Corry, PA, we make it very convenient and easy for your child to get the orthodontic care he or she needs. We look forward to seeing you soon and providing your child with the best orthodontic care.

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