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Early Orthodontics

When is it Time for Braces? — Treating Orthodontic Issues Early in Davie

When is it Time for Braces? A mom in Davie is visiting her family dentist for her seven-year-old daughter’s check-up. Though her daughter is young, it’s becoming clear that she is developing quite an overbite. Her daughter still has many of her baby teeth, though, and the mom isn’t sure if her daughter’s permanent teeth will be crooked. The mom in Davie tells the dentist that she and her husband both had braces, and she thinks their daughter will need them one day too. “When will I know if it’s time for braces?” the mom asks the dentist. The dentist explains that although children don’t usually wear braces until they’re older, there is something she can do now to set the groundwork for effective orthodontic treatment later: get an early orthodontic treatment evaluation from an orthodontist.

The American Association of Orthodontics recommends visiting an orthodontist with your child as soon as any orthodontic issues become evident. Once children have their first permanent molars and incisors, they can be evaluated for bite issues and other dental problems that may require braces. At Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, we help patients of all ages get straight, healthy smiles. We provide early orthodontic treatment to young patients from Davie and throughout South Florida.

Early Orthodontic Treatment

Early orthodontic treatment from Dr. Maria Yazji has two phases. Phase one treatment is done to create conditions that will allow the best possible jaw development for your child. This phase of treatment starts before a child has all of their permanent teeth. During phase one treatment at the Miami, Brickell or Weston offices of Dr. Yazji, a comprehensive dental record for your child will be created, with:

  • Photos
  • Dental x-rays
  • Models of teeth

After phase one treatment is complete, we’ll take a break and give your child’s permanent teeth time to come in.

Once the permanent teeth have erupted, phase two of early orthodontic treatment from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics can begin. During this phase, Dr. Yazji will use your child’s comprehensive dental records to diagnose their orthodontic needs and develop a treatment plan for them. At Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, we create customized treatment plans based on each patient’s unique dental bite and individual orthodontic needs. Our customized orthodontic treatment helps to create ideal tooth alignment and balance between a patient’s teeth, mouth, and facial features. Phase two treatment includes full upper and lower braces being fitted. These braces will usually be worn for around two years to help your child get a straight smile and a properly aligned bite.

At Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, we provide orthodontic services to families in South Florida. If you think your child may need orthodontic treatment, contact us to set up an early orthodontic evaluation. Get an early start on your child’s orthodontic treatment in Davie with Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.

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