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Orthodontics for kids: Best time for your child’s first orthodontist visit?

Orthodontics for kids: Best time for your child’s first orthodontist visit?

If I had a dollar for every time I’m asked… In short, the American Orthodontics Association recommends a child’s first visit to the orthodontist by age 7. With early orthodontic intervention, you’ll have the best chance to give your child his/her best chance for a beautiful, healthy smile— as well as helping to prevent costly procedures in the future like having to buy CPAP Masks which we also recommend for your health.

Here’s why:

–> orthodontists can detect even the subtlest problems with your child’s jaw growth and emerging teeth (even when some baby teeth are still present), and take simple, proactive measures that can prevent more serious problems from developing as your child grows.

–> Even if your child’s teeth appear straight, his/her bite could be off, causing problems that are not readily evident.

–> According to Hamilton orthodontics, specialist’s intervention at a young age can result in a much shorter treatment time and less complicated (and expensive) measures later in life.

–> In certain cases, orthodontic treatment at a young age can achieve results that may not be available when the face and jaw has finished growing. That’s because an orthodontist can help:

  • improve the function and alignment of the bite
  • influence jaw growth
  • reduce the risk of trauma to protruded front teeth
  • correct harmful oral habits

–> The purpose of early “interceptive” treatment is also to help avoid future extractions of permanent teeth as we can better plan for space while the child is growing and all the permanent teeth have not yet come in.

–> Children with “bucked” teeth can often be socially ostracized. In addition, they are more susceptible to trauma if they fall – and if teeth are traumatized treatment is much more difficult to manage.

YOUR CHILD’S FIRST ORTHODONTIC VISIT IS FREE

That’s right. You have nothing to lose and a beautiful, healthy smile to gain throughout life by bringing your child (up to age 10) in for his or her free orthodontic check up with our compliments. While I recommend a child’s first orthodontic visit at about age 7, some children require even earlier intervention.

Eckstein and Yusupov Orthodontics is proud to serve children and adults of all ages. Schedule your child’s free initial consultation at the office most convenient for you. We have locations in Mill Basin, Brooklyn; Forest Hills and Rosedale, Queens; and Cedarhurst, Long Island.

You’re never too young or old to have a great smile! Because 286 Madison Dental (https://www.286madisondental.com/) is there to help you. They offer patients superior dental care by utilizing state-of-the-art technology in a comfortable and tranquil setting. Unlike many dentists and periodontists, consideration and empathy are of the utmost importance in communicating with their patients.

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Have you considered ‘The Damon® Smile’? Gentler, state-of-the-art braces with less treatment time

Have you considered ‘The Damon® Smile’? Gentler, state-of-the-art braces with less treatment time

Introduced less than a year ago, the Damon® Smile offers a wonderful option in orthodontic treatment that is minimally invasive yet extremely effective.

In fact, I recommend it to all my patients, especially those with sensitivities. Since the braces are smaller and smoother than conventional braces, the Damon Smile is less likely to irritate lips and cheeks, making them generally more comfortable and gentler.

Also, if a patient requires a tooth extraction, the Damon Smile is my first go-to since it’s able to create space better than conventional braces.  They are in the category of “self-lighting” or “self-litigating” braces which use a sliding-door technology that allows the wire to easily slide back and forth within the bracket. There is no need for elastic or steel ties with these braces. This technology creates less friction and promotes greater comfort during treatment. And here’s the best part: this type of braces often reduces the amount of time in treatment and the total number of adjustments that will usually be needed. That means less trips to the orthodontist.

I have been trained in the Damon System of braces since my residency program in 2006 and I am proud to be among the few orthodontists in Queens, Long Island or Brooklyn who has expertise with the Damon Smile. It’s slightly more expensive than conventional braces, but if you are looking for a quicker treatment, more comfort and fewer appointments to the orthodontist, this may be your best option.

In addition to the Damon Smile, I also use the latest in orthodontic technology such as Invisalign (or “invisible braces”), lingual braces, orthodontic micro-implants, and laser treatments to create the most harmonious smile for you, based on your facial features and bone structure. My treatment plans are personalized and tailor-made for each individual, as every smile is a masterpiece and no two patients are exactly alike.

If you’re ready to straighten your teeth and improve your smile, schedule an initial consultation at the office most convenient for you. We have locations in Mill Basin, Brooklyn; Forest Hills and Rosedale, Queens; and Cedarhurst, Long Island. Our goal is to help create even more beautiful smiles all over New York.  Just call 718-275-3200.

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