Pediatric dentistry encompasses a variety of disciplines, techniques, procedures, and skills that share a common basis with other specialties, but are modified and adapted to the unique requirements of infants, children, adolescents, and those with special health care needs.
By being an age-specific specialty, pediatric dentistry encompasses disciplines such as behavior guidance, care of the medically and developmentally compromised and disabled patient, supervision of orofacial growth and development, caries prevention, sedation, pharmacological management, and hospital dentistry, as well as other traditional fields of dentistry. These skills are applied to the needs of children through-out their ever-changing stages of development and to treating conditions and diseases unique to growing individuals.
Children and Infant Exams
Preventative Cleanings & Fluoride Treatments
Esthetic Fillings & Crowns
Therapeutic Pulpal Treatment
Space Maintenance for Premature Loss of Teeth
Interceptive Growth Modification
Trauma Management & Treatment
Oral Health Education with Helpful Tips for Children & Parents
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Orthodontics focuses on the treatment of malocclusions, or "bad bites" and facial imbalances. Everyone wants a great smile and orthodontics is the way to make your smile the best it can be. Straight teeth not only look good, they also provide you with a proper functioning bite. Your upper and lower teeth fit together the way they are supposed to when your teeth are straight, so it's easier to bite, chew, and speak. A great smile can help you feel better and more confident about yourself. It can literally change how people see you and the way you see yourself.
An orthodontist is a specialist who has 2-3 years of additional education and training, and is an expert in straightening your teeth and choosing the treatment that's best for you. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends all children get a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7.
Complimentary Orthodontic Evaluation (recommended by age 7)
Click to view: Problems to Watch for in Growing Children
X-rays: Panoramic and Lateral Ceph
Study models of teeth
Clinical diagnosis with customized treatment plan
Phase I Orthodontic Treatment (Interceptive Growth Modification) should be considered for:
Space Maintenance for early or late loss of baby teeth
Crossbites of front teeth or back teeth
Open bites/Deep bites
Oral habits (thumb sucking or finger sucking).
Difficulty in chewing or biting
Biting the cheek(s) or the roof of the mouth
Grinding or clenching of the teeth
Phase II Orthodontic Treatment
Metal Braces/Traditional Braces
Ceramic Braces (tooth colored braces)
Invisalign (clear aligner trays)
Fixed and Removable retainers
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