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
    4 weeks 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
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  • Heather Curry
    a month ago
    This is the BEST pediatric dentist in north county! All of the staff is so friendly and welcoming. Their office is small, but very cozy. It is extremely clean and modern and my 4 and 3 year old kids love coming here! They really take great care of their patients and do a great job
  • Erhan Ercan
    a year ago
    Happy as a clam 🙂 Our daughter looks forward to her visits with Dr. Chris and team. Thanks for your diligence, care, and most importantly fun attitude!
    a week 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.
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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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