You’ve watched your child’s teeth develop since they were a baby and then chuckled when they were the poster child for the old holiday song, “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth”! If your child’s teeth appear crooked or crowded, thumb sucking was an issue during the toddler years, or the replacement for a lost baby tooth hasn’t surfaced, then it’s important to have your child evaluated by an orthodontist at an early age. An orthodontist is a dental specialist with additional years of training in diagnosing and treating problems related to development. Treatment at an early age ensures the best results with the least amount of time and expense, ideally no later than age seven.
At Brickell’s leading orthodontist, Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, we believe that a healthy smile is a gift every child deserves. By age seven, children usually have their first permanent molars and incisors, allowing Dr. Yazji to evaluate crowding, crossbites, and other alignment problems. With early treatment, we can examine and monitor your child’s growth to determine when starting treatment will be most effective. Families have trusted their children’s teeth to Dr. Yazji for years! Brickell’s Most Trusted Orthodontist, Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, will approach your child’s care in a two-phase treatment plan. Phase one focuses on the development of your child’s jaw and helps to create the conditions that allow your child’s jaw to develop in a way that will accommodate all of the permanent teeth and improve the dental bite.
The second phase of treatment begins when all your child’s permanent teeth have erupted. With Brickell’s foremost family orthodontist, our goal during the Phase Two treatment is to ensure that your child’s teeth are perfectly aligned along with a correct bite. Phase Two usually includes full upper and lower braces on all teeth for an average of 24 months.
At Brickell’s 5-Star Rated Orthodontist, if Dr. Yazji finds that your child does need braces, our patient can choose from tooth-colored ceramic or metal brackets. Another fun option is using WildSmiles® braces for kids. With WildSmiles®, your child can actually design their own braces by choosing wires in a variety of colors along with brackets in cool shapes like soccer balls and stars. These small measures make your child more inclined to participate in the orthodontic process and their overall dental health! Adolescence is a challenging stage in which appearances are extremely important at this age! Brickell’s #1 Rated Orthodontist utilizes WildSmiles® braces for kids as one step towards making your child less stressed and more engaged about the orthodontic process.
We invite you to call today to schedule an evaluation of your child’s orthodontic needs at (786) 220-7802. We have three convenient locations in the South Florida area – Brickell, Miami, or Weston! We look forward to meeting your family!
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