CONVENIENT OPTIONS FOR PARENTS, BEAUTIFUL SMILES FOR KIDS

Adolescent Orthodontics

To minimize the time out of school we provide early morning appointments, after school hours, and select Saturdays. We understand how important a beautiful smile is in attaining a positive self-esteem and how it can affect future success potential.

Kids are all about fun. We offer regular contests for our patients to win great prizes!

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that all children have a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7. 

THE REASONS FOR THIS EXAMINATION:

The posterior occlusion is established when the first molars erupt. At that time, one can evaluate the antero-posterior and transverse relationships of the occlusion, as well as discover any functional shifts or crossbites.

Incisors have begun to erupt and problems can be detected such as crowding, habits, deep bites, open bites and some jaw discrepancies.

For some, a timely evaluation will lead to significant treatment benefits; for others, the principal immediate benefit is a parent’s peace of mind.

The AAO does not advocate comprehensive orthodontic treatment at age 7. However, interceptive treatment may be appropriate in the kinds of problems shown here.

Final treatment decisions should be made among the parent, child’s dentist and orthodontist. 

PROBLEMS TO WATCH FOR
Anterior Crossbite
Anterior Crossbite
Posterior Crossbite
Posterior Crossbite
Crowding
Crowding
Open Bite
Open Bite
Protusion
Protrusion
Ectopic Eruption
Ectopic Eruption
Complete Class III
Complete Class III
Diastema
Diastema
Oral Habits
Malocclusions, like those illustrated above, may benefit from early diagnosis and referral to an orthodontic specialist for a full evaluation.