Orthodontics

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Orthodontics

Growth Modification Treatment

Growth modification treatment is utilized in the first phase of a two-stage interceptive orthodontic treatment for children with misaligned teeth and bites. During the growth modification process, we use special appliances to correct the shape, position, and/or width of the jaw bone(s). Growth modification is used when bones are still in the growing process and is most effective during a child’s growth spurts.

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Interceptive Ortho

Interceptive Orthodontics identifies children’s teeth that are coming in crooked or crowded, usually by the age of 7. This is the best time to begin to correct problems such as dental crowding, too much space between teeth, protruding teeth and extra or missing teeth and sometimes jaw growth problems. By creating the necessary room for teeth early on, you can significantly reduce or even completely avoid the time and cost necessary for orthodontics later in life.

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Interceptive Ortho-Other

Correcting orthodontic issues using interceptive orthodontics while your children are young (3 to 13 years old) has been proven to stop the onset of more complex orthodontic problems later on. Through interceptive orthodontics, we’re able to help guide the proper development of teeth. By creating the necessary room for teeth early on, you can significantly reduce or even completely avoid the time and cost necessary for orthodontics later in life.

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Orthodontic Retainers

A dental retainer is a custom-made orthodontic appliance used to keep teeth in place after dental braces are removed. Once your braces come off, your teeth need to settle into the jawbone and soft tissue that hold them in place. Made of wire and plastic, retainers keep your teeth from wandering and they help maintain the corrective effect of your braces.

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Two-phase Orthodontic Treatment

Two-phase orthodontic treatment refers to two separate times when a child receives orthodontic treatment. The first phase of treatment is done while the child still has many or most of their primary or “baby” teeth. The second phase takes place when the child has most or all of their permanent teeth.

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