The best age to have your child’s first orthodontic consultation is by age 7. Catching development of your child’s teeth early is key in correcting their teeth’s position and development. The first permanent molars and incisors usually come in by that time. Crossbites, crowding, and other problems can be evaluated during your initial consultation. During your consultation, a Miami Dental Group dental professional will guide you with proper growth of the jaw and the development of incoming permanent teeth. Early treatment can also control the width of the upper and lower dental arches and gain space for permanent teeth to avoid the need for tooth extractions. Moreover, treatment will also correct thumb-sucking, and eliminate abnormal swallowing or speech problems. For aesthetic options, our office offers traditional and clear/ ceramic brackets to meet your needs.
Orthodontic problems can become evident in a child’s smile from a young age. Providing treatment when they have all or most of their adult teeth, we can help avoid severe problems in the future. This process is known as Phase-1 orthodontics. The treatment will be tailored specifically to your child’s developmental needs. We may use either removable oral appliances or recommend at-home interventions for issues like thumb sucking.
At second phase orthodontic care, the goal is to make sure each tooth has an exact location in the mouth/ jaw. When this is achieved, your teeth will function together properly. Phase two usually involves treatment of upper and lower braces.
At the beginning of phase 1, we diagnosed and plan for phase-2 treatment plan. Certain types of orthodontic appliances are used in phase one to correct and realign the teeth and jaw. Second phase begins when all permanent teeth have erupted, and usually requires braces on all the teeth for an average of 18-24 months. Retainers are worn after treatment in order to ensure your child preserves his or her beautiful smile.
If you suffer with crooked teeth or overbite, it’s never too late for the smile you’ve always wanted. The corrective power of orthodontics is within your reach. It’s not only effective on children, but it also works just as good on adults. A consultation with our office will provide you with treatment options that will help you look your best.
Many adults, particularly working professionals – favor discreet treatment methods. Since inconspicuous treatment is important to our Miami orthodontic patients, Miami Dental Group orthodontic treatments offer options like Invisalign® and tooth-colored braces. Our mission is to make your orthodontic treatment a positive experience for all our patients.
If Invisalign is not an option for you, we proudly offer traditional and clear braces. Your treatment options will vary depending on your teeth, mouth and the correction needed. Miami Dental Group will advise you as to what will work best and how long the different treatments might take. The average treatment plan takes about 12-24 months depending on necessary teeth movement. Ultimately, our goal is for you to reach your orthodontic goals and needs in a fast and predictable manner. Our dental team will make your journey to a beautiful smile a pleasant and comfortable one.