The installation of braces is the most common form of orthodontic treatment performed by our Pasadena pediatric orthodontist. Whether traditional metal braces or the more innovative Invisalign, braces help straighten your child’s teeth, remove gaps, and corrects malocclusions, such as overbites. Sometimes used with other orthodontic appliances, like headgear and expansion appliances, braces encourage the growth of teeth in our younger patients. Retainers are normally worn to help keep teeth in their new position after braces have been removed. At Children’s Dental Group, our experts recommend that children have their first orthodontic consultation by the age of 7 to assure proper health and growth. After the initial evaluation and treatment is decided on, orthodontic therapy can last as few as six months, but can take over three years to complete in more severe cases.
A type of dentistry dedicated to the correction of irregular bites and tooth abnormality, orthodontic treatment straightens out your child’s smile but also helps to prevent tooth decay and other problems. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, orthodontists make up the largest group of dental specialists and our Pasadena pediatric orthodontist helps patients of all ages fix malocclusions and jaw problems. In addition, we also assist those younger patients who may need cosmetic improvements as well. At Children’s Dental Group, we specialize in correcting many dental problems, including difficulty chewing, crowding of teeth, missing teeth, protruding teeth, difficulties with speech, irregular bite and facial imbalances.
We know that proper dental hygiene is sometimes an issue with children so when it comes to orthodontic treatment, proper planning is important since straight teeth are much easier to keep clean. Straight teeth also promote better biting, chewing, and speaking, than teeth with abnormalities. Parents of our younger patients also report their children having fewer dental complications later in life after orthodontic treatment is complete. After your child’s initial consultation with our Pasadena pediatric orthodontist, their treatment plan will be discussed and, with your input, the best plan of action decided on. We use the latest, state-of-the-art equipment and modern technology to follow through with the treatment plan to best enhance your child’s smile.