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Title: Parents guide to orthodontic treatment Philadelphia- Shadyside Orthodontics


1
A Parents Guide to Starting Orthodontic
Treatment for Children
  • Shadyside Orthodontist- Orthodontist treatment
    Philadelphia
  • Dr. Maria OReilly

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The Straight Facts Its Time to See the
Orthodontist!
Orthodontic experts estimate between 70 and 75
percent of the American population can benefit
from treatment for crowded teeth, misalignments
or other more severe dental issues that cause
serious challenges involving speech or eating
The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
recommends that all children have an orthodontic
examination by age 7.
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A visit with an orthodontist around age 7 is much
different than an appointment with the pediatric
dentist. A pediatric dentist is focused on the
patients Hygiene Fluoride levels
Cavities Education on brushing and flossing
An orthodontist is skilled at determining
whether an orthodontic problem exists through
this developmental stage. An orthodontist is
specialized in Recognizing alignment issues
Preventing crowding problems Identifying
serious complications as permanent teeth emerge
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Benefits to Early Screening
  • There are several advantages to seeing an
    orthodontist during this early stage of
    development. They include
  • Specialized prognosis of how permanent teeth
    will develop
  • Correction of habits that cause developmental
    problems, including thumb sucking or tongue
    thrusting
  • Early intervention of correct bite problems,
    such as open bite or crossbite
  • Guidance of growth of the jaw to accommodate
    emerging permanent teeth, while primary teeth are
    still in place
  • Decrease of the risk of damage to any protruding
    teeth
  • Alleviation of the need for future and,
    possibly, more invasive dental correction
    procedures
  • Creation of more pleasing and functional
    arrangement of teeth, lips and face -- builds
    self esteem and confidence

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When Does Treatment Start?
  • Options for treatment vary considerably, based on
    the issues associated with your childs smile.
  • If we dont recommend immediate treatment for
    your child, we will encourage periodic
    appointments to keep an eye on development. We
    will schedule appointments to monitor your
    childs teeth and growth periodically.

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Two Phase Treatment Plan
  • Phase One The goal of phase one is to help your
    childs jaw development grow to accommodate all
    of the permanent teeth. Our efforts will improve
    the way the upper and lower jaws fit together.
    Symptoms of a narrow upper jaw or one that is
    growing too much are recognizable at an early
    age.
  • Resting Period During the resting phase, we will
    allow the remaining permanent teeth to emerge,
    uninterrupted. We feel its best to allow the
    existing permanent teeth some freedom of
    movement.
  • Phase Two The goal of the second phase is to
    make sure each tooth has a precise location in
    the mouth where it is in harmony with the lips,
    cheeks, tongue and other teeth for optimal
    function and appearance. This phase may include
    full upper and lower braces or other orthodontic
    appliances. Phase two spans an average period of
    24 months.

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Contact Us
  • Shadyside Orthodontics
  • 626 Snyder Ave,
  • Philadelphia, PA 19148
  • Phone 267 940 0300
  • www.shadysideorthodontics.com

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  • Thank You
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