Our Treatments

Adolescent Treatment

The majority of orthodontic treatment involves the alignment of the dentition in the adolescent population. The establishment of a well-aligned, proper bite at a younger age contributes to a healthy, functional dentition moving forward. Esthetic options such as Invisalign Teen and clear braces are both common options for adolescents seeking a more cosmetic approach to their orthodontic treatment.

Orthodontic Emergencies

Orthodontic emergencies range from broken appliances to poking wires, to injuries sustained during physical activity. Upon the initiation of treatment, topics such as care for appliances and issues that may arise during treatment are thoroughly reviewed. Should an emergency arise, please call the office and follow the instructions provided on the voice message. You will be advised on the appropriate course of action.

Early Orthodontic Treatment

Many parents ask, when should my child first visit an orthodontist? Commonly, children visit the orthodontist for the first time when their general or pediatric dentist identifies a developing dental or jaw problem and recommends an orthodontic evaluation. In general, it is recommended by the American Association of Orthodontists that a child have their first visit to an orthodontist no later than age seven, regardless of whether or not an obvious orthodontic problem is present. This allows the orthodontist to begin monitoring the patient’s dental and skeletal development while creating a relationship with the patient. When necessary, the orthodontist may intervene to guide the eruption of teeth and alter the relationship or growth of the jaws.

Common problems addressed through early orthodontic treatment (interceptive orthodontics) orthodontics include excessively protruded teeth, digit habits, under-bites, deep bites, severe crowding, excessive spacing, and space loss or collapse following the premature loss of baby teeth.