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Early Orthodontics

February is the Month for Your Child’s Dental Needs!

Children’s Dental Health Center in Miami – Did you know that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month? The American Dental Association established this campaign to promote healthy dental habits to children across the country. From the time your child’s first tooth emerges, promoting healthy oral care is very important. Teaching children to brush and floss is a habit that should be taught from an early age. Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics understands the importance of healthy dental habits, however, she also understands that sometimes even the healthiest of habits can’t fix everything. Sometimes, medical intervention is needed even you’re your child is still growing. Luckily, Yazji Orthodontics offers a few different services depending on your wants and the needs of your child.

To try to prevent future problems, Yazji Orthodontics offers free, customized mouth guards for kids! Children, especially those who are involved in sports, are very likely to experience an oral injury. Many of those injuries will require extensive dental treatment. Just like you, Dr. Maria Yazji wants to protect your child. Every child under twelve years old can receive a free mouth guard to protect them from future injury.

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Early Orthodontics

If your child has already experienced an injury or if you have worries about their jaw/tooth development, Yazji Orthodontics also offers early orthodontic treatment for children. There are two phases when addressing early orthodontic intervention. Phase one targets healthy development. This phase of the treatment process focuses on the bone structure as your child continues to develop. The phase begins before your child’s adult teeth have emerged. The goal of phase one is to allow beautiful, natural emergence of your child’s adult teeth. The second phase of the treatment addresses all the issues following the emergence of your child’s adult teeth. Phase two commonly involves braces depending on each child’s specific needs. Although some kids may be nervous about the idea of braces, Yazji Orthodontics offers many different and unique options for you and your child to choose from such as WildSmile and Invisalign! Children’s Dental Health Center in Miami.

Solving issues early leads to an easier treatment process that is cost-effective! If you have concerns that your child needs or will need dental assistance, the time to act is now! February is the perfect time for your child to achieve a beautiful and healthy smile. 2019 is the year to “brush and clean in between to build a healthy smile.” From preventative mouth guards to an in-depth orthodontic treatment, Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics can help any child achieve beautiful and healthy teeth! February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. It is the perfect time to address your child’s dental needs! Dr. Maria Yazji and her colleagues are excited to help children maintain healthy teeth! Call them today for a consultation!

Early Orthodontics

Early Orthodontic Treatment is Paramount to a Child’s Oral Health

Early Orthodontic Treatment is Paramount – Maintaining the health of your child is one of the most important responsibilities as a parent. Your child’s health and happiness is paramount to their overall well-being.  Encouraging healthy eating and fitness, making sure your child gets enough sleep, limiting their sugar intake and providing regular checkups and immunizations at the pediatrician’s office are central to their care. An additional aspect to a child’s health is their oral health, including both dental and orthodontic care.  Regular dental exams and cleanings are essential for the maintenance of healthy teeth.  Orthodontic care is also central to ensuring your child’s future oral health.

Orthodontic care in young children is known as interceptive orthodontics and can start as early as age 6 or 7.  Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, serving Miramar children and their families, is an expert on early orthodontic treatments for her youngest patients. While you might commonly see braces on kids in their preteen and teenage years, the value of early orthodontic treatment is immeasurable.  Dr. Yazji has 22 years of providing orthodontic care in South Florida and she can pinpoint issues with your child’s jaw and dental arch development. If identified at an early age, functional appliances can improve or even fix these orthodontic problems.

Miramar’s leading orthodontist for early intervention, Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, follows a two-phase approach to the treatment of young children.  The overall goal in the first phase of treatment is to create conditions conducive to allowing the proper development of a child’s upper jaw – accommodating all of their permanent teeth and improving their dental bite. When treatment is started before all adult teeth have emerged, it’s known as Phase One Treatment. Successful first phase treatment will have created room for permanent teeth to find an eruption path, so it’s best to allow them some freedom of movement.

Once your child’s permanent teeth have erupted, the second phase of treatment begins. Phase Two goal is to ensure each tooth is perfectly located within the mouth. Using the information learned during Phase One, Miramar’s leading family orthodontist, Dr. Maria Yazji, will establish a diagnosis and treatment plan if warranted.  Phase Two usually includes full upper and lower braces on all teeth for an average of 24 months.

Just as you wouldn’t delay your child’s immunization shots to protect your child’s physical health, ensuring your child’s oral health shouldn’t be delayed either. We invite you to contact Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics for a consultation and evaluation for your young child at (954) 217-3737 or visit our website. A healthy smile is a gift every child deserves!

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