Orthodontic Care for Kids
If you’re here right now researching orthodontics for your child, it’s usually for one of two reasons. Either your dentist suggested you seek an orthodontic consultation or you’re looking at your kid’s teeth thinking those things are a mess! However you found us, you can relax and feel confident that the team at Newman Orthodontics will educate you as to what is the best treatment for your child.
For every child there is an optimal time to begin orthodontics. For this reason, we believe in the guidelines set by the American Association of Orthodontics to be followed. They recommend all children be seen by an orthodontist by ages seven. While most will not require treatment at this age, Dr. Seth Newman will be able to determine when would be the most appropriate time for your child.
Some children can benefit from early (Phase I Treatment) usually between ages 7 to 9. Most kids however are not undergoing comprehensive orthodontics until all their adult teeth come in usually at ages 11-12. If you are searching for children orthodontics in Roslyn Heights, NY, we welcome your child to our office and our team looks forward to working with you!
If you have noticed kids seem to be getting braces younger than ever before, you are not alone. Amazing things can happen if we treat our young patients (usually between 7 to 9 years old) with certain malocclusions early rather than later. While it is true that many young patients do not require interceptive orthodontic therapy, for those that do the results can be dramatic.
If you close your eyes and picture a child in braces, you’re probably thinking about comprehensive orthodontics. This is when all the adult teeth have braces placed, guiding them into an ideal position.
For those who have already undergone Phase I treatment, this important Phase II is often necessary to optimize esthetic and functional results. While it’s true not all patients who undergo phase I treatment require a second phase, most can benefit from phase II orthodontics.