As a parent, you notice how your child plays and what and why they put things into their mouth. Some children take to a pacifier to occupy or to soothe themselves, while other children may suck on their thumbs or another part of their hand for comfort. By two years old, many children have begun talking. Since pacifiers and thumbs tend to get in the way of a child’s need to express themselves, many children shed these comforts of habit at an early age. But sometimes they don’t. Prolonged thumb-sucking can lead to damage to the structure of their mouth. By 6 or 7 years of age, it is recommended that your child receive a dental appointment to evaluate the development of their mouth, teeth, and jaw, especially if they are a thumb-sucker.
The benefit of seeing a dental professional is to determine early on if there are any problems that need attention in order to prevent structural issues at a later date. Orthodontic concerns can be addressed much more easily at a younger age while the child’s bones are still soft enough to make corrections with dental appliances instead of surgery.
Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics understands the conditions of any upcoming problems and she and her team know how the permanent teeth should develop and align. By age seven, children may have habits that could be causing developmental problems. Thumb-sucking or tongue pushing are just two causes for concern.
An experienced orthodontist like Dr. Mari Yazji can detect bite problems like an open bite, crossbite, or deep bite and they know exactly what has to be done to correct the problem by using innovative dental appliances and other approved orthodontic treatments. Today’s dental appliances can effectively guide the growth of the jaw to accommodate emerging teeth while also lowering the risk of damage to any protruding teeth. Dr. Maria Yazji has been treating patients at Biscayne Park and knows how to improve your child’s smile and appearance. A great smile can help develop self-esteem and lessen the chance of being self-conscious or even bullied by other children due to an awkward grin.
Our orthodontists are treating Biscayne Park patients every day as they create a more pleasing and functional arrangement of teeth, lips, and face. Early Orthodontic Treatment can alleviate the future, and possibly more invasive, dental corrections such as surgery and is a necessity for many orthodontic patients in Biscayne Park.
An appointment and consultation with an orthodontist near Biscayne Park will provide you with information about orthodontic treatment options and how they can create the perfect smile for your child. An initial appointment and interview at Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics’ warm and friendly office will make your child want to return again and again. Sometimes orthodontic issues can develop such as crowding or spacing as the teeth grow in, or teeth may not emerge in the right sequence. Sometimes accidents happen and children may end up with a missing or broken tooth that needs attention. Don’t wait to fix these problems. Call Dr. Yazji today!
Dr. Maria Yazji has three convenient locations in Weston, Brickell, and Miami. If you are from the Biscayne Park area. please call Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics to set up an appointment! We look forward to meeting you and your children!
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