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
Posterior Crossbite
Crowding
Open Bite
Protrusion
Ectopic Eruption
Complete Class III
Diastema
Oral Habits
Malocclusions, like those illustrated above, may benefit from early diagnosis and referral to an orthodontic specialist for a full evaluation. 
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Drs. Joseph Janowski, Matthew Mayers, Brendan O'Neill, and Kevan O'Neill specialize in orthodontic treatment for adults, teens, and children in Northwest Ohio (Lima, Celina, Ottawa, and surrounding areas). Orthodontic treatment provided includes adult, adolescent and early orthodontic treatment, surgical and craniofacial orthodontic treatment. 

We can perfect your smile with our invisible orthodontic options or with every color of the rainbow. We know that every patient has a unique personality and orthodontic needs. Treatment options include Invisalign, clear braces with clear wires, gold braces with gold wires, traditional braces with silver wires, or any combination of Invisalign and braces. Call today to schedule an appointment.

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