Early Orthodontic Intervention in Important for A Life-time Healthy Smile
At Coral Gables’ leading orthodontist, Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, we believe that a healthy smile is a gift every child deserves. If thumb sucking was an issue during their toddler years, their permanent teeth have been delayed in coming in, or their teeth appear crooked or crowded, it’s important to have your child evaluated by an orthodontist at an early age. Ideally, this evaluation should take place by age seven. At this early age, the evaluation may yield one of three plans – no treatment is necessary; treatment will be needed in the future; or an initial treatment is needed now.
Coral Gables’ Most Trusted Orthodontist, Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, welcomes the opportunity to meet and evaluate your child, detail her findings, and outline a treatment plan should it be warranted for your child. While you most often notice braces on teenagers, hence assuming that that is the appropriate age to begin the orthodontic process, it is actually important to begin years earlier! The age of 7 is “magical”, since for most children some of their adult, permanent front teeth have come in as well as the first set of adult molars. When these key dental "landmarks" are in, Dr. Yazji and her highly trained team can identify how a child's bite is likely to develop over the following years. An evaluation by Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics’ “trusted orthodontic care” will determine any possible concerns such as crowding, cross bites, and other alignment problems.
Coral Gables’ prominent children’s’ orthodontist, Dr. Yazji, recommends a two-phase approach to your child’s orthodontic care. The initial Phase One will focus on your child’s jaw development, the number one factor in why a child should be evaluated by the age of seven. Creating the conditions that will allow your child’s jaw to develop so that their mouth can accommodate all of their permanent teeth is the primary goal of treatment during Phase One. The additional benefit is to also improve their dental bite.
The second phase of childhood orthodontic care begins once your child’s permanent teeth have erupted. Dr. Yazji will create a customized treatment plan after she determines the best course of action. Most children within Phase Two receive both upper and lower braces over a course of approximately two years. Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics utilizes state-of-the-art orthodontic technologies and innovative treatment options including Invisalign and Invisalign Teen (clear braces) and Incognito (hidden braces), as well as the traditional metal braces that most parents knew as a child.
To learn more about orthodontic treatment for your child, call today (786) 220-7802 or visit our website. Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics will provide the expertise and skill to give your child a smile of a lifetime. We welcome the opportunity to serve your family.