Category: Children’s Orthodontics

Phase One Orthodontics For Children

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Did you know that we can treat uneven smiles for kids as young as age seven? At this age, we can use Phase One orthodontics to treat kids and help guide the growth of their smile. In today’s blog, your Shirley, NY, pediatric dentist and orthodontist talks about our approach to this first phase of… Read more »

Preventing Cavities With Dental Sealants

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For children, avoiding cavities can be tough. Some have risk factors that make the chance of developing tooth decay particularly high, and for nearly all young children brushing and flossing is difficult due to limited dexterity. So, to help protect their smiles, your Shirley, NY, pediatric dentist and orthodontist will place a protective coating in… Read more »

Helping Kids Enjoy Good Oral Health

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With routine care each day, children can avoid issues like tooth decay and gingivitis, and you help instill good oral habits. In today’s blog, your Shirley, NY, pediatric dentist and orthodontist will talk about brushing and flossing, orthodontic care, preventive treatments, and more to help safeguard a child’s smile.

How Phase II Helps Correct Misalignment

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Our first phase of orthodontic treatment helps young children, and guides the growth of their smile. But what about Phase II? This starts when the children are older, and could involve the use of metal braces or even Invisalign® aligners. In today’s blog, your Shirley, NY, pediatric dentist and orthodontist talks about Phase II treatment.

Starting Phase I Treatments For Your Children

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We offer care for children as young as age seven, helping guide their smiles’ growth and addressing misalignment. We start this process with a phased approach. But what can you expect from your Shirley, NY, dentist’s approach to Phase I orthodontics? When should you bring your little one in for an exam and diagnosis?

What Happens During Phase I Treatment?

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We offer orthodontic care for kids of all ages, not just teens! Which means your Shirley, NY, pediatric dentist and orthodontist can often start treatment early, for kids as young as age seven. Starting early with a phased approach could help limit how long kids need braces or aligners in the future, and guide the… Read more »

Should Your Child Receive Traditional Braces?

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Traditional braces are a method for addressing more severe cases of misalignment, helping kids enjoy straighter smiles and avoiding the poor oral health caused by uneven teeth. In today’s blog, your Shirley, NY, pediatric dentist and orthodontist talks about when kids should receive traditional metal braces, or possibly ceramic ones!

How Soon Does Orthodontic Treatment Begin?

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Orthodontic care helps correct the alignment of the teeth to improve oral health and function, and also boosts overall smile beauty. But how soon can we start orthodontic treatment? In today’s blog, your Shirley, NY, dentist talks about how we use orthodontics to start transforming smiles for patients as young as age seven!

Preventing Major Misalignment With Space Maintainers

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When your children lose baby teeth early due to tooth decay and infection, this could eventually lead to major misalignment later in life! Which is why we want to use teeth spacers, also known as space maintainers, to help prevent misalignment. In today’s blog, your Shirley, NY, dentist will talk about children’s orthodontic care!

The First Phase Of A Child’s Treatment

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When children undergo orthodontic treatment, we take a phased approach. The first phase helps limit the severity of misalignment and guide a smile’s growth. In today’s blog, your Shirley, NY, orthodontist and pediatric dentist talks about what to expect from the first phase of your child’s orthodontic treatment.