Development Supervision

What is Development Supervision?

Development supervision is ideal for children who may need to undergo orthodontic treatment later on. Development begins when a baby first begins to get their primary teeth. We monitor the development of baby teeth as well as the permanent teeth that come in once the first set have fallen out. Issues like under bites, over bites and open bites are measured and monitored for proper treatment analysis.

Why does your child need Development Supervision?

Development supervision can help prevent a problem from getting worse if it is in its early stages. For example, open bites are typically caused by thumb sucking and pacifiers and if we’re able to notice a problem, the habit can be kicked to prevent the open bite from getting worse. Space maintainers can be used to prevent crowded and crooked teeth from developing. Our goal is to provide your child with a full, beautiful mouth no matter their age.

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  • Deepa Patel
    3 months ago
    I have taken my daughter to Peak for the past year and our experience has been awesome. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. My daughter actually enjoys going to the dentist! Dr. Chris is great with her and keeps me updated on any issues we may encounter in the future. Their costs are very reasonable
  • Nicole Flynn
    a week ago
    Took my daughter in today, saved us hundreds in what we thought was an infected tooth that needed to be extracted. Turns out The Super Dentists aren’t so super, because these dentists informed us it wasn’t even infected what so ever! I’ve taken my daughter to super dentists for 5 years and spend thousands in
  • Eva Long
    a month ago
    Best. Dentist. EVER. Even though my little is still on the younger side (she’s one) and we only see them every six months right now, the two times we’ve been there, they have been AMAZING! The whole staff is amazing and so friendly! And, they try and make the parent(s) and child so comfortable and
    2 months ago
    Dr Dixon and his staff have always been so thoughtful and conscientious with our children. He has always been available to us when there’s been an emergency. I appreciate that he is supportive of our choices as parents to be cautious as times, and having a “let’s monitor it and see” approach at other times.
  • Vanessa Tatum
    in the last week
    I was referred to Dr.Dixon, here at Peak Pediatric from our Orthodontist. I’m so happy they were able to quickly fit all 3 of my children in for a cleaning. The staff took their time to show all of us around and get to know us before starting any x-rays. Staff and Dr.Dixon are so
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What makes your child a good candidate for Development Supervision?

Every child is a good candidate for development supervision. In fact, development of the teeth is monitored at each of their checkup appointments. Notes are made on your child’s chart and will be used at the next appointment to check for changes. If treatment is needed, we will discuss your options at another appointment.

What can you expect with Development Supervision?

Development supervision is as simple as monitoring the growth and development of the teeth. This is done with the help of an exam as well as x-rays. X-rays allow us to see the permanent teeth coming in underneath the primary, or baby, teeth. We will recommend orthodontics if it is needed as your child’s permanent teeth begin to come in. There are many other treatment options that may be suitable to keep your child’s teeth looking straight and uniform. Your child will benefit greatly from routine development supervision performed by Dr. Chris.

If you think your child would benefit from Development Supervision, call us today so that we can get you in for a quick and convenient appointment


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