We offer orthodontic treatment in conjunction with pediatric dental care.
At our office, an orthodontic screening is provided at every exam. Our pediatric dentists are trained in evaluating the growth and the development of your child’s face, mouth, jaws, and teeth and can anticipate your child’s need to receive orthodontic treatment. Should orthodontic intervention be in your child’s best interest, our pediatric dentist will recommend an orthodontic evaluation with an orthodontist.
Our orthodontist, Dr. Vaughn Holland, is a specialist trained in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dentofacial irregularities to correctly align the teeth and jaws. Having an orthodontist as part of our team of family dentists effectively increases the efficiency and timing of orthodontic evaluation and treatment.
We offer a complimentary initial orthodontic exam. At this visit Dr. Holland will:
- Discuss your orthodontic concerns
- Identify any growth, bite, tooth, or smile problems that orthodontics can address
- If treatment is recommended, determine the appropriate time to begin treatment
- Provide potential treatment options with the financial investment and estimated treatment length
Orthodontics is one of the best investments you can make in the overall dental, medical, and psychological well-being of both children and adults.
After your initial exam, the next step is diagnostic records. Complete diagnostic records include photographs of the patient’s face and teeth, necessary digital x-rays, impressions for study models, and bite registrations. Diagnostic records may be completed at the initial exam or at an alternative time.
Once all of your diagnostic records have been analyzed, you will have a consultation with Dr. Holland. Dr. Holland will review your case with you and discuss your personalized treatment options, as well as answer any questions you may have regarding your individualized orthodontic treatment plan.
Thank you for choosing our office for your orthodontic evaluation. We are committed to providing excellent orthodontic care in a personal and caring environment. We look forward to working with you, and being part of this wonderful and life-changing experience.
Although an orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there are optimal time periods to begin treatment, as different problems are better treated at different stages of growth.
After evaluating your child, we can make decisions regarding the appropriate time for treatment and the appropriate recall schedule necessary in order to monitor eruption of permanent teeth and jaw and face development.
In a few conditions, early treatment (ages 7-10) is beneficial to help ensure healthy growth and development. The primary objective of early treatment is to address problems impacted by growth to prevent them from becoming more severe.
The majority of orthodontic treatment takes place during the adolescent years when all or most of the adult teeth have erupted.
You are never too old for orthodontic treatment. Modern orthodontic technology and treatment techniques mean that adults of any age can achieve a beautiful smile. Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your appearance and the health of your teeth and gums.
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