Early Treatment

Hoskinson Orthodontics
Proudly Provides Early Treatment

Dr. Hoskinson and his friendly staff would like to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting our website to learn more about our wonderful practice. At Hoskinson Orthodontics it is our goal to provide our patients with a comfortable and fun environment while giving them the smile they have always wanted. We understand that the entering the orthodontic process can be a bit daunting and that is why we are always available to answer any questions that you may have. If you think your child may be a candidate for early orthodontic treatment then we encourage you to read the information provided below.

Hoskinson Orthodontics
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When Is The Best Time To Begin?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than the age of 7. Not every child is a candidate for orthodontic at this age however this is the most advantageous time to begin treatment should they need it. Entering treatment at this time ensure the greatest results and the least amount of time and money spent at the orthodontic office.

The Optimal Time For
An Orthodontic Screening

We believe that children at the age of seven should be evaluated for numerous reasons. At this age the first adult molars erupt which establishes a back bite. It is during this time that Dr. Hoskinson can evaluate the relationships of the teeth from the front to the back and from side-to-side. The presence of erupting incisors can indicate the following to the orthodontist:

  • Overbite
  • Open bite
  • Crowding
  • Gummy bite

The earlier that a child is screened for an orthodontic evaluation the higher the chances are of an incredible smile as early evaluation provides both timely detection of orthodontic problems and greater opportunity for more effective treatment.

Advantages Of Interceptive Treatment

There are a lot of advantages when it comes to early orthodontic treatment for your child but some of the most direct results of
interceptive treatment are:

  • Creating room for crowded, erupting teeth
  • Creating facial symmetry through influencing jaw growth
  • Reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth
  • Preserving space for un-erupted teeth
  • Reducing the need for tooth removal
  • Reducing treatment time with braces
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While orthodontics does give patients the smile they have always wanted, they also resolve issues revolving around malocclusions. These malocclusions occur as a result of tooth or jaw misalignment and affect the way your child smiles, chews and feel about their smile. Bringing your child in for an early evaluation can help prevent the negative effects of these malocclusions for your child.

We Hope To
See You Soon!

It may be possible that your child is not a candidate for early treatment but we encourage all parents to bring their child in for an evaluation. If you think that your child may be a candidate for orthodontic treatment please don’t hesitate to contact our office in Scotia, New York. We encourage you to browse the remainder of our website for more information on our orthodontic practice. If you have any further questions about early treatment, our practice or simply wish to book an appointment, just contact us! We hope to see you soon.


The NYS Dental Association has closely monitored all developments with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

As we are aware the COVID-19 situation in New York is one of the most serious in the nation.  At this time it is highly recommended that dental offices only provide emergency care for our patients; and close for a minimum of 3 weeks.  As a professional office we want to be responsible and slow the spread of COVID-19. We will follow this urgent recommendation- the office will be closed for patient care starting Wednesday 3/18/2020.  As of now the office plans to tentatively reopen 4/13/2020.  Dr. Hoskinson will be available to see emergency patients –  a patient experiencing discomfort. The office will reach out to our patients and  reschedule all appointments once we know an exact date for reopening.

This is an extremely fluid, unprecedented event in our country.  We are being faced with many unknowns and personal challenges at this time.

Happy & Healthy Wishes to all,

Hoskinson Orthodontics

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