One of your best weapons against tooth decay and other dental problems is your toothbrush. Moreover, brushing your teeth at least twice a day is recommended to keep your teeth healthy and strong. Because your toothbrush helps in protecting your teeth against plaque buildup and tooth decay causing bacteria, it is important to properly maintain its condition. In doing so, you can continue using your toothbrush while ensuring that it functions properly the way it is designed to. (more…)
As your child’s adult teeth begin to make an appearance, you may notice the development of common dental issues, like crooked or crowded teeth. Orthodontics is the specialty of dentistry focused on the diagnosis and treatment of dental and associated facial irregularities. The orthodontic treatment results can be dramatic: beautiful smile, improved dental health, and an enhanced quality of life for your child.
Early orthodontic treatment allows our orthodontists to correct potentially severe problems before they can impact your child’s oral health and function. In addition, it also helps ensure that your child’s permanent teeth have space to erupt properly in their mouths. Here at Superkids Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, our goal for your child’s orthodontic treatment is to improve the alignment of the teeth, an improvement in how the teeth function, and an improvement in the facial balance and smile for children with jaw size discrepancies.
Reasons Why Kids Get Fitted with Orthodontic Devices
Straightening out irregularities will improve your kid’s appearance and their ability to speak and chew well. To do so, orthodontists and their staff members will need to use braces or other orthodontic devices. This corrective treatment can fix several types of problems:
- Crossbite, open bite, and buck teeth problems
- Overbite and underbite issues
- Crowded teeth
- Jaw misalignment that results in an uneven bite
- Gaps between teeth
- Misaligned Dental Midlines
These are conditions that, if not treated, can lead to other problems. Orthodontists are trained to move teeth with a wide variety of tools, including various types of braces, removable appliances (active retainers), bonded appliances (such as palatal expanders), clear plastic aligners, etc. The gentle but effective treatments of early orthodontics can guide and mold a child’s developing jaw and facial bones into place. Our expert orthodontists evaluate your child’s teeth during a comprehensive exam to determine which type of braces will work best to treat their existing issues.
Monitoring Your Child’s Orthodontic Health
As your child grows older, he or she will undergo significant dental development. Given this, it’s important that you closely monitor their orthodontic health and watch for signs of problems. The most common signs are the following:
- Premature or delayed loss of baby teeth
- Difficulty biting or chewing food
- Regularly breathing through the mouth
- Asymmetrical or unbalanced facial aesthetics
- Chronic habits
- Crowded or crooked teeth
- Bite issues
- Bruxism (teeth grinding)
There are multiple ways to move teeth into position, many of which we offer at our office. Orthodontic solutions include:
- Spacers and Expanders
- Metal Braces
- Invisalign® clear aligners
Orthodontic treatment will help your child bite and chew and contribute to clear speech. All of our orthodontic solutions at Superkids Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics utilize the latest technology and most effective approaches for creating a straighter smile. Following on from this, your child will have ongoing orthodontic evaluations at their regular six-monthly maintenance visits.
At Superkids Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, We Provide Quality Orthodontics You Can Trust!
Here at Superkids Pediatric Dentistry, we understand that there are several common orthodontic problems that should be corrected with limited treatment at a young age to reduce the need for more invasive and extensive treatment as an adolescent. We offer free orthodontic examinations and consultations for new patients. We also specialize in treating orthodontic problems with Invisalign. Our orthodontist can provide a cost estimate after developing a treatment plan.
Contact us at SuperKids to make an appointment at one of our locations!
5204 Dawes Ave, Alexandria, VA 22311 Phone: 703-931-4400
46175 Westlake Drive Suite 430, Sterling, VA 20165 Phone: 703-774-0014
10220 River Road, Suite 305, Potomac, MD 20854 Phone: 301-299-4400
15020 Shady Grove Road, Suite 360, Rockville, MD 20850 Phone: 301-762-2236