Category: Children’s Orthodontics

The Benefits Of Straightening Your Teeth

  Braces, Invisalign, and other means of achieving a straight smile are very common in today’s world. Having a symmetrical smile is often desired because it may look more appealing and boost your confidence. There are several benefits to having properly aligned teeth. Shirley Orthodontics and Pediatrics in New York can help patients achieve this…. Read more »

What To Know Before Starting Braces

  The orthodontic process may start sooner than you realize. Before braces, or Invisalign, can begin, your little one may need to have some treatments done beforehand. At their initial consultation, your Shirley Orthodontics team will complete a thorough examination and take X-rays for records. Then, they can determine if any other treatments will be… Read more »

What To Know About Premature Tooth Loss

Losing baby teeth is a normal part of growing up for your child. However, if this happens too soon, it can cause problems with their alignment. Premature loss can be caused by accidents or health conditions. When this happens, it is essential to have a space maintainer inserted as soon as possible to prevent the… Read more »

Fight Tooth Decay With Fluoride And Sealants

  Your child’s dental health is just as important as your own, maybe even more. We know how difficult it can be to get your little one to take proper care of their smiles. As they learn how to brush and floss, they may miss some areas and end up with cavities. To keep their… Read more »

Your Child’s First Dentist Visit

You may already know that your little one’s dental care is just as important as your own. Although they will lose their primary set of dentition, it is important to take care of these to create the best habits and prevent dental problems. Your Shirley Orthodontics and Pediatrics in New York is here for your… Read more »

Need A Second Opinion? We’re Here To Help

Have you recently been told by another orthodontist that your child does not need braces? If you would like a second opinion, we offer free consultations. Braces can be an investment, so it is important that you feel comfortable with the treatment plan before moving forward. At Shirley Orthodontics and Pediatrics in Shirley, New York,… Read more »

Is Your Little One Ready For Braces?

Nearly half of all young people in the US will need some form of orthodontic treatment during their life. Going through this process as a pre-teen or teenager has many benefits. They will be able to correct their smile alongside their classmates and aligning the teeth can help with speech and many other problems. At… Read more »

Why We Use Space Maintainers

The process of aligning smiles starts before braces are put on. If your little one is in the pre-planning stages, your dentist may recommend space maintainers being placed. These are inserted in the gaps left after losing baby teeth early and help their permanent set of teeth come in correctly and can reduce the need… Read more »

Orthodontics Begins Before Braces

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Did you know that orthodontics starts before braces and other straightening methods? Phase One is the step used before the alignment process begins. This helps examine the oral cavity and determine the best treatment plan for the patient. Today, your Shirley Orthodontics and Pediatrics staff is here to tell you what to expect when going… Read more »

A Straighter Smile For Your Little One

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As your child grows into their smile, you want to make sure that they have everything that they need to find lasting dental success. When their smile is out of alignment, it can pose serious problems for not only their appearance, but also for their ability to keep their teeth clean. Crowding and overlapping within… Read more »