Early Orthodontics For Children

At Central Park North Orthodontics, THE Orthodontic Practice In Upper Manhattan, we enjoy helping children work towards a more confident smile as they get older. We recommend that parents schedule their child’s first orthodontic screening around seven years of age. At this stage in their dental development, our team can find potential problems and correct them before they become harder to fix down the road. By addressing your child’s teeth alignment, you can help improve their oral health. If you are interested in pediatric orthodontics in New York, NY, call our team today to schedule your child’s first visit!

Central Park North Orthodontics For Your Family

If you are looking to get your child started on an orthodontic treatment, then finding a skilled team and modern practice will help ensure positive results and a great experience. Here at Central Park North Orthodontics, we have treated thousands of pediatric orthodontic cases, giving children all through Manhattan a beautiful smile that will grow with them. We strive to always make the orthodontic process simple for your children, and can do so through digital technology. This means there are no messy, gag-inducing impressions, no injections, and no long waits.

Additionally, Dr. Bradford Washington has gone the extra mile when it comes to caring for your little one’s smile. He has lectured at Mount Sinai, helping other pediatric dentists learn from his years of experience. Dr. Washington and our team are also well-versed in orthodontic appliances that can help shape your child’s future. If your child needs a palate expander, space maintainers or a lower lingual holding appliance (LLHA), then we have the skills, technology, and experience to help!

Phase 1 – Interceptive Treatment

Phase 1 in orthodontic treatment is finding problems early and addressing them right away. By doing this, we can help your child have less orthodontic needs when they reach their teen years. Other goals of phase 1 treatment include:

  • Creating room for crowded, erupting teeth
  • Creating facial symmetry
  • Reducing the risk of trauma from protruding front teeth
  • Reducing the need for tooth extractions
  • Reducing the amount of time braces will need to be worn
  • Boosting confidence with an improved smile

What To Expect With Pediatric Orthodontics

The first step in early orthodontic treatment is your child’s initial consultation. During this visit, our team will examine your child’s smile and look for any problems that can be addressed including crowding, a gummy smile, overbite, crossbite or underbite. In some cases, early treatment is not needed. At other times, treatment in the early stages of their dental development could dramatically improve the condition of their teeth alignment as they head into their teen years. Once any necessary treatment has been determined, our team will show you step-by-step how we can use simple treatments to improve your child’s teeth alignment. Call today to schedule your child’s consultation and help them take the proper steps towards a better smile!

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