Children & Orthodontics
Malocclusions, or misalignments of the teeth, can be recognized as early as 2 to 3 years of age. Often, early steps can be taken to reduce the need for major orthodontic treatment at a later age. We can help identify these issues in your child.
Making Kids Comfortable With Dentistry
We understand that children have different needs & sensitivities than adults & we address them all. Adults want the best technology, the most informed doctors & the highest-quality care. While all these are important when caring for kids, they also require special attention in order to feel comfortable & respected. We offer the best of both worlds.
Our dentists have extensive experience working with children & teens, so we can make the dental experience more enjoyable for everyone. By making kids comfortable with dentistry at a younger age, they’ll have the correct knowledge to provide them with a lifetime of excellent dental health! Call us for your child’s appointment today!
Early Treatment: This period of treatment encompasses ages 2 to 6. At this young age, we are concerned with underdeveloped dental arches, the premature loss of primary teeth & harmful habits like thumb-sucking. Treatment initiated in this stage of development is often very successful & many times (though not always) eliminates the need for future orthodontic or orthopedic treatment.
Mixed Dentition: This period covers the ages of 6 to 12, when the permanent front teeth (incisors) & 6-year molars come in. Treatment deals with jaw misalignment & dental realignment problems. This is an excellent stage to start treatment, when indicated, as your child’s hard & soft tissues are usually very responsive to orthodontic or orthopedic forces.
Adolescent Dentition: This stage deals with the permanent teeth & the development of the final bite relationship.
We’re happy to work with your child at each of the above developmental stages. Call today to schedule an orthodontic consultation for your child.