Traditionally orthodontics has been used to help children, but nowadays it’s possible to apply advanced techniques even earlier than before. Our dental practice is able to offer early interceptive orthodontic treatment for children, including the use of functional orthodontic appliances from as early as age 6 or seven. This might seem amazingly young but it can be a highly effective approach, maximizing treatment potential by taking full advantage of your child’s growth and development. The use of functional orthodontic appliances can help guide the growth of your child’s jaws, ensuring there is sufficient room for their adult teeth to erupt normally so it’s far less likely that we would need to remove permanent teeth.
Getting an Early Orthodontic Evaluation
At Envy Smile Dental Spa, we offer more than just braces for kids. We have a unique and highly effective approach for early interceptive orthodontic treatment for children. By using Functional Appliances at age of 6-7, we are able to work with your child’s growth and development and guide the jaws to their proper size. The use of functional appliances can also reduce the time your child must wear fixed braces as well as reduce the need for the extraction of permanent teeth.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but vigilant examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment.
Early evaluation provides both timely detection of problems and greater opportunity for more effective treatment. Prudent intervention guides growth and development, preventing serious problems later. When orthodontic intervention is not necessary, an orthodontist can carefully monitor growth and development and begin treatment when it is ideal.
Signs of Orthodontic Problems in Children
At Envy Smile Dental Spa, you can be confident that our orthodontist is highly trained and knowledgeable when it comes to correcting malocclusions (or poor bites) and effectively aligning your child’s smile. The following symptoms are possible indications that your child may have a poor bite and needs an orthodontic evaluation:
• difficulty chewing due to improperly aligned teeth
• facial muscle or jaw pain
• headaches and ear aches
• teach grinding at night
• permanent teeth coming in (erupting) out of their normal position
• problems with biting the cheek or roof of the mouth
• speech difficulties
• functional appliances (habit breakers) or case of:
– Thumb sucking habits
– Airway constriction
– Tongue thrust habits
– Lip sucking habits
– Bruxisme (headache, grinding, clenching)
If you are looking for a kids orthodontist in Brooklyn who is qualified and experienced to care for your child’s smile, you can turn to Envy Smile Dental Spa. We provide the latest in orthodontic treatment for patients of all ages, including children, teens and adults. You will find that our orthodontist for kids upholds his commitment to providing personalized and advanced dental care in a caring and relaxing atmosphere. We understand the importance of making your child’s orthodontic treatment experience as comfortable and rewarding as possible.
Contact our Kids Orthodontist at Envy Smile Dental Spa today to learn more about our personalized and effective approach to orthodontics. Our practice is currently welcoming new orthodontic patients and we accept most dental insurance plans. For affordable financing in braces for kids, we offer CareCredit to qualified patients.