ORTHODONTICS

"For Adults & Children"

Clear braces & splint systems available to accomodate aesthetic requirements 

Early treatment should be initiated for:

  • Habits such as tongue thrusting and thumb sucking

  • A constricted airway due to swollen adenoids or tonsils

  • Mouth breathing or snoring problems

  • A bad bite

  • Bone problems as narrow or undeveloped jaws

Phase One: Is an ideal first step

Functional Appliances (Ages 5 to 12)

Phase Two

Braces (Ages 12 to 14)

  • Teeth are straightened with braces

  • Braces usually take about 1 ½ to 2 years

Two Phase Orthodontic Treatment Available For Children

Your Children Deserve:

Broad Beautiful Smiles

Mouth breathing can cause narrow arches and unattractive smiles. By using functional appliances while children are actively growing, we can help them achieve a broad, beautiful and healthy smile.

An End To Ear Pain

Deep Overbites and receding lower jaws may cause earaches, stuffiness or ringing in the ears. If infection has been ruled out, functional appliances can eliminate these symptoms effectively. If need exists for attention to ear infections or enlarged tonsils or adenoids, the patient will be referred to a ear, nose and throat specialist through the medical doctor.

Healthy Jaw Joints

Many children with narrow jaws, deep overbites

or receding lower jaws have unhealthy jaw joints

which can cause:

  • Headaches

  • Neck pain

  • Dizziness

  • Earaches or ringing in ears

  • Fainting

  • Clicking or locked Jaws

  • Difficulty opening jaws

 

Early use of Functional Appliances can prevent or

eliminate these problems

To Breathe Freely

Mouth breathing can lead to orthodontic problems as well as other problems, such as lack of oxygen and poor sleep habits. This leaves children prone to daytime fatigue, an inability to concentrate in school and headaches.

Your Support

Parents want the best for their children; straight teeth, properly sized jaws, straight profiles and beautiful smiles. By treating problems early, you save money and may prevent the need for more extensive further treatment.

Facilitated Speech Development

Narrow Jaws can confine the tongue and interfere with normal speech. Functional appliances help ensure proper growth and greatly enhances a child’s ability to speak.

Why Are Functional Appliances So Important?

Functional Appliances Can Help Correct:

  • Bite Problems

  • Underdeveloped Jaws

  • Narrow Arches

  • Crowded Teeth

  • Deep Overbites

  • Jaw Joint Problems

  • Airway Problems Thumbsucking Habits

To Eliminate Crowding:

Crowded teeth are caused by narrow arches. By developing the arches at an early age, we may prevent or eliminate the crowding of permanent teeth. Another advantage is that early treatment often eliminates the need to remove any adult teeth.

And Can Often Prevent:

  • Removal Of Adult Teeth

  • Fang-Like Tooth Appearance

  • Lengthy Use Of Braces

  • Speech Difficulties

  • Crowding

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