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Early Orthodontic Treatment Creates a Healthy Smiles in Davie

Davies Family-Centered Orthodontist – Whether your child has been or continues to be a thumb sucker or their teeth appear crowded or crooked, it is vitally important that your child is evaluated by an orthodontist at an early age.  The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children see an orthodontist as early as age seven. At this young 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.

Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics believes that a healthy smile is a gift every child deserves. Davie’s Family-Centered 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 children. Some of the concerns that should warrant parents’ attention include:

  • Thumb sucking after the age of five
  • Crowded front teeth (permanent teeth)
  • Speech impediments
  • The timing of the loss of baby teeth
  • Poorly aligned teeth

The age of 7, or when kids are typically in first grade, is an ideal time for their initial orthodontic evaluation.  At this point, most children will have some of their adult permanent front teeth as well as their first set of adult molars. When these key dental “landmarks” are in place, Davie’s Leading Orthodontist, Dr. Maria Yazji, and her highly trained team can evaluate and identify how a child’s bite is likely to develop in the coming years.

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Early Orthodontic Treatment

Davie’s renowned 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 why a child should be evaluated by the age of seven. It is critical to determine that the conditions exist that will allow your child’s jaw to develop so that their mouth can accommodate all of their permanent teeth. This is the primary goal of treatment during Phase One. An added benefit is to also improve their dental bite. Davies Family-Centered Orthodontist.

The second phase of childhood orthodontic care begins once your child’s permanent teeth have erupted.  Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics focuses on smiles for a lifetime! 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. Innovation is an integral part of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.  Utilizing 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 of as a child, Dr. Yazji affords parents a wide menu of orthodontic treatments for your children.

An evaluation by Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics will determine your child’s orthodontic needs such as crowding, cross bites, and other alignment problems. Dr. Yazji will provide the expertise and skill to deliver a healthy smile to cherish. For a free consultation, we look forward to hearing from you today (954) 217-3737 or visit our website to schedule an appointment.

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The Best Early Orthodontic Treatment for Children in Tamarac

Interceptive orthodontics is a phased treatment plan for young children between the ages of 7 to 11 years. Early orthodontic treatment is believed to result in less treatment later and is used to correct bite and other alignment problems while the teeth and jaw are still growing and more receptive to realignment. Orthodontic Treatment for Children in Tamarac!

Tamarac residents choose Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics to diagnose and correct crooked and misplaced teeth at any age. Using the latest technologies and advances in orthodontics, Dr. Yazji offers the best children’s orthodontic treatment in Tamarac.

The American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends that all children receive an orthodontic assessment by age 7 or sooner if a problem has presented itself. Dr. Yazji has the skills and experience necessary to conduct a comprehensive children’s orthodontic evaluation of the alignment of your child’s teeth and jaw. Malocclusion refers to the imperfect positioning of the teeth when the jaws are closed, and is the focus of early orthodontic assessment.  Some of the malocclusions that Dr. Yazji will evaluate include:

  • Misaligned teeth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Uneven bite
  • Teeth crowding
  • Uneven development of upper and lower jaw
  • Extreme tongue thrust habits
  • Narrower dental arches

 

Interceptive orthodontics refers to early orthodontic treatment, which is beneficial because it “intercepts” a developing problem early on and can correct the underlying cause by guiding the growth of the jaw and facial bones.  Interceptive orthodontics for Tamarac children can provide more space for the growth of incoming permanent teeth while ensuring that a child’s permanent teeth are aligned properly as they come in.

Although some malocclusions are genetic, others can be the result of accidents or habits such as thumb-sucking. Whatever the root cause, Dr. Yazji can assess and recommend an individualized orthodontic treatment plan for children to bring about their healthiest and happiest smile.

Orthodontic Treatment for Children in Tamarac

Orthodontics for Kids

To set up an orthodontic assessment for your child, or if you are interested in learning more about Dr. Yazji’s treatment options for Tamarac residents, please call Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics at (954) 217-3737 or visit her website for more information.

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