Early Orthodontic Treatment in Flushing, NY
Proactive steps are required to prevent moderate to severe dental alignment issues. At Regal Orthodontics, Dr. Aaron Milchman provides early orthodontics to reduce or eliminate the amount of orthodontic treatment young patients need later in life.
To schedule your child’s initial exam and consultation for phase one orthodontics in Flushing, contact us today.
What is Early Orthodontic Treatment?
Early orthodontics is the first step to ensuring ideal smile comfort and aesthetics for your child. Dr. Milchman provides a thorough examination of a child’s bite at their first consultation. The results of this initial exam determine what treatment plan will best benefit your child, and how we can provide non-invasive care that straightens their smile without the need for extraction.
This first exam also helps us provide you with an insight into the possible developments of your child’s dental health, and steps you can take to ensure that their smile grows as healthy as possible.
Non-Invasive Care to Correct Your Child’s Bite
Once it has been determined which appliances or treatments will benefit your child, we schedule a follow-up appointment to begin their early orthodontic care. Treatment often comes in the form of space maintainers and palate expanders. Space maintainers are bands placed between individual teeth to keep them from becoming crowded. Palatal expanders are affixed to the teeth of the upper arch and are regularly adjusted to widen the upper jaw and allow the adult teeth to erupt comfortably.
We also provide patients with space retainers, headgear, and Distal Jet appliances. Space regainers are used to adjust alignment when baby teeth have been lost too soon. Distal Jet appliances are able to correct molar rotation and, when necessary, we can use headgear to make comprehensive adjustments to jaw orientation.
The Benefits of Early Orthodontics
Phase one orthodontics allow us to reduce the amount of treatment your child may require later in life. Early orthodontic care ensures that braces are completed more effectively during phase two care, and sometimes helps to avoid the need for braces altogether.
This form of orthodontic treatment can even help to qualify patients for the second phase at a younger age. Younger patients often find treatment more enjoyable, as braces can be seen as a mark of maturity, and can be customized with their favorite colors.
Contact Regal Orthodontics Today!
Dr. Milchman and our team are committed to providing patients of all ages with comprehensive orthodontic treatment that helps them achieve straight, healthy smiles. Contact us today to schedule your child’s exam and consultation for early orthodontics in Flushing.