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Orthodontics

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Part of having a healthy mouth and beautiful smile is early diagnosis and successful treatment of developing malocclusions. Historically orthodontic treatment was completed primarily on adolescent patients. Skeletal, muscular or dentoalveolar abnormalities might better be treated before eruption of the full permanent dentition with interceptive (early) orthodontic treatment. If our board-certified pediatric dentists notice the following early orthodontic issues they will refer you to our in-house orthodontist for a free consultation:

  • Oral habits and crossbites
  • Crowded incisors
  • Ectopic permanent teeth
  • Arch length shortage
  • Adverse skeletal growth
  • Extra (supernumerary) or missing permanent teeth