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Orthodontics for Children
Ensure your child’s permanent teeth grow aligned for a healthy and long-lasting smile.
What is Early Orthodontics?
Dental irregularities such as misaligned teeth are easier to spot and treat in childhood. Early orthodontics helps to ensure your child’s permanent teeth grow aligned and in the right shape.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first check-up with an orthodontist no later than age 7. By that age, a child will have a mix of baby and permanent teeth, and the orthodontist will be able to recognize orthodontic problems (“malocclusions”) even in their earliest stages.
Early orthodontics involves guiding permanent teeth by intervening in a developing dental problem for better results in the future. Early orthodontics in Fort Lee, New Jersey takes place in two main phases.
Phase 1: Early Problem Focused Treatment
This phase is for children most commonly between ages 7 and 10. Phase 1’s primary aim is to treat early disturbances with jaw, teeth, and spatial relations that are more easily treated as the child’s jaw and teeth are still developing. Its primary aim is to correct potentially damaging bites, to create space for permanent teeth to erupt in crowded jaws, and to allow for a smoother, more efficient growth and development. These efforts aid in proper jaw development and prevent undesirable growth patterns. Alleviating early problems to make Phase 2 orthodontics with adult teeth more effective, efficient, and favorable has enabled teenage patients to have shorter treatment times with traditional braces/clear aligners and have more favorable esthetic and functional outcomes. What may have been treated with extractions in the past can be avoided with appropriate Phase 1 treatment, by creating space when the child’s growth is still developing.
Phase 2: Adult Teeth
This stage is for patients most commonly 11 and older. The major goals of this phase include correcting crossbites and malocclusions, straightening misaligned or rotated teeth, creating space for impacted adult teeth, realigning wayward jaws, and creating both functional and esthetically beautiful smiles. In this age group, the visual enhancements after successful orthodontic treatment can have significantly positive benefits to a young patient’s confidence and self-esteem.
This phase also involves using appliances, either removable or fixed. It is imperative to note that these appliances do not affect the usual teeth and mouth functions such as speech and chewing. The two most common routes of Phase 2 Orthodontics are braces and clear aligners, such as Invisalign and Spark.
What are the benefits of Early Orthodontics?
Encourages healthy oral habits
It is common for children to develop harmful dental habits such as thumb sucking. However, if they don’t quit in time, it may lead to problems associated with alignment.
Lowers the risk of other dental issues
Crooked and misaligned teeth may be very difficult to clean properly. This makes them more susceptible to infections and other dental diseases.
Boosts confidence and appearance
Kids are mindful of their appearance and may struggle with esteem issues growing up. Having crooked or misaligned teeth may make them feel insecure about their smile.
Early orthodontics in Fort Lee, New Jersey help straighten their teeth and boost their confidence.
Waiting until all your child’s permanent teeth and dental structures have matured makes it difficult to correct irregularities. Book an appointment for early orthodontics in Fort Lee, New Jersey to give your child a beautiful and healthy smile from a young age.
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I started my Spark treatment at Beam City Dental with Dr. Jason Lin. I read multiple reviews online prior to my visit that Dr. Lin is well experienced with such treatments, and from the way Dr. Lin walked me through the process, I felt confident that I will be satisfied with my results. He assured the process will go on until I am fully content. On my first visit, I got a 3D scan of what my teeth will look like after the given duration, and was able to receive my first set of trays on my second visit. After I had the bondings attached to my teeth, I noticed what seemed to be a minor gap in one of them. I called the office to ask if that's ok, and they suggested I come in to get it fixed. I was able to immediately schedule an appointment, and Dr. Lin was kind to explain it doesn't pose an issue, but he re-did it for my peace of mind. I would recommend this dentistry and Dr. Lin to anyone looking to get orthodontic treatment. The nicely decorated office and friendly staff members also add to an amiable wholesome experience.
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