You’ve watched how your baby’s first teeth came in and then as they started losing those very teeth. To keep your child’s teeth healthy, dentists and orthodontists urge parents to teach children the 2-2-2 rule: visiting the dentist TWO times a year, and brushing and flossing TWO times a day for TWO whole minutes!
In addition to embracing the 2-2-2 rule, orthodontic care should be on your radar. Being proactive is crucial! The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that an initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. 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.
North Miami Beach’s Foremost Orthodontist, Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, welcomes the opportunity to provide a consultation and outline a treatment plan should it be warranted for your child. Even though a significant number of young orthodontic patients are treated in the pre-teen and teen years, often earlier treatment benefits a younger patient. The age of 7 is “magical” because it is at this point in development that the first adult molars erupt, forming a child’s backbite. An evaluation by Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics’ “trusted orthodontic care” will determine any possible concerns such as crowding, crossbites, and other alignment problems. At this point, Dr. Yazji can then recommend any needed orthodontic treatments necessary. North Miami Beach’s 5-Star Rated Orthodontist!
North Miami Beach’s 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. North Miami Beach’s 5-Star Rated Orthodontist’s successful first phase treatments will result in creating room for your child’s permanent teeth to find an eruption path.
Once your child’s permanent teeth have erupted, that’s when the second phase of childhood orthodontic care begins. North Miami Beach’s favorite orthodontist will create an individual treatment plan after Dr. Yazji determines the best course of care. 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), in addition to the traditional metal braces that most parents knew as a child.
Dr. Yazji looks forward to scheduling a consultation so together we can put your child on the road to a healthy and beautiful smile. Call today at (786) 220-7802 or visit our website.
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