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Early Orthodontics

As pediatric dentists, we monitor the child’s facial, jaw, and teeth development from a young age; therefore, we can spot or predict developing malocclusion such as bite problems, crooked or crowded teeth and intervene to guide the teeth properly as they emerge into the mouth.

Space maintenance: Space maintainers are appliances custom fit to your child’s mouth to hold open the empty space left by a lost tooth. This will prevent the remaining teeth from tilting or drifting into the empty space causing future orthodontic problems.

Minor tooth movement: Removable appliances and retainers that are custom fit to quickly and comfortably move specific teeth into proper alignment.

Bite correction: Appliances that are temporarily cemented in the mouth which expand the upper palate to correct cross bite problems.