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Orthodontics for Children and Teens
Healthy smiles start at a young age, and as a preventative orthodontic office, we like to examine your child’s teeth by age 8. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, this early appointment is necessary to advise if any preventative orthodontic treatment is required, and when the best time may be to start. By age 7, the first permanent molars and incisors have usually come in, and prevalent issues such as crossbites, crowding, and ectopic teeth can be evaluated. When treatment is started early, the orthodontist can guide the growth and development of the jaw as well as the incoming permanent teeth.
Other benefits of early/Phase 1 treatment include controlling the size of the upper and lower dental arches, making space for crowded permanent teeth, reducing the likelihood of impacted teeth, correcting digit-sucking and eliminating abnormal swallowing or speech problems. In other words, early evaluation can help prevent the need for more complex treatment in the future.
During this time of active dental growth, orthodontic treatment usually isn’t needed. Children who are not needing early treatment automatically become a part of our Kids Club, where we do follow-up visits every 6 months at no charge, and parents stay informed about their child’s growth and development.
The teenage years are the most common in which patients come into the office seeking orthodontic treatment. At our office, we want our teens to know that they have options for treatment modalities to get the smile they deserve. Esthetic options we offer include Incognito™ lingual braces, Invisalign® teen, and Clarity ADVANCED ceramic brackets.
Visible result – invisible braces
Invisalign® braces are the braces of the future. They utilize a custom series of invisible, removable and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. Invisalign® aligners clear, comfortable, and removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, and as a bonus, your oral hygiene routine is not affected. The aligners fit over your teeth like a glove and have no metal or bulk to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. However, there are mechanical limitations to the Invisalign® system and Dr. Feldman will discuss with you if your case is amenable to this treatment option that will lead to a long term stable result.
Show your smile, not your braces
It’s never too late to get the smile you’ve always wanted. Orthodontic treatment can change your life, at any stage of life. Orthodontics can be successful at any age and as adults we appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile. Perhaps you’ve been concerned about how metal braces will look and feel, but modern smile correction technology has come a long way. At Feldman Orthodontics, we offer esthetically pleasing options for straightening your teeth, including Incognito Lingual braces (hidden) and Invisalign (clear, comfortable and removable).
It’s true–adult orthodontic treatments can be more complex than a child’s, but our highly specialized team of orthodontist, surgeons and dentists can ensure the best treatment process and outcome. We continually study the latest advances in orthodontics, allowing us to treat all kinds of smile irregularities in the most comfortable, effective way possible. We also offer a very personal patient experience from the moment you walk through our door, until your brand new smile is revealed. It’s why people come to see us!
What They Say About Us
Thanks Dr. Feldman!!!
The work she performed for me I called it a miracle because in a few months time she was able to bring bone (vertically) prior to an implant. After the treatment my teeth looked amazing.
Doctor Esther is very sweet and very compassionate, she is very understanding, and she is also a great listener! She is hands down an excellent well rounded professional!
I only miss her now that my treatment is over!
Dr. Feldman cares about her patient’s (not just short-term, but long-term results) well-being and teeth. Admittedly, we’re aware that our teeth are the first thing people will see when we open our mouths, and she’ll guarantee we’re confident in that area.
Truthfully, I look forward to seeing her each visit. Yes, I know, dental office visits could create fears and anxieties, but not with her; she’ll ensure your visit is peaceful and comfortable. In fact, you’ll leave with a smile.
“Thanks Dr. Feldman for your authenticity, goodness, and ingenuity–those are exceptional attributes! I’ll see you soon.”