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S: Early Orthodontics Yarmosky Pediatric Dentistry

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FC: Early Orthodontics Yarmosky Pediatric Dentistry

1: How do I know if my child needs Early Orthodontics? - Are the permanent teeth too big for the space available and/or are they crowded or overlapping? - Is there excessive spacing or protruding of the front teeth? - Is there a noticeable under-bite or overbite? - Is the jaw receded or too far forward? - Does the jaw shift to the side when closing or is the smile crooked? - Does your child have difficulty chewing food? - Does your child avoid smiling or is he/she excessively self conscious about his or her teeth? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, your child may benefit from early orthodontic care.

2: Early Orthodontics uses children's natural growth potential to develop room for crowded teeth, full wide smiles and well-balanced esthetic faces. As pediatric dental growth and development specialists, we have used early orthodontics to treat 7, 8 and 9 year olds for over three decades with excellent long term results.

3: Phase I Treatment Early orthodontics gently creates room for crowded teeth by reshaping and developing the bony dental arch from a V shape to a more natural U shape. Because a young child’s facial bones are much more “plastic” than that of an adolescent’s, active treatment most often is completed in 12 months or less. Braces are followed by an easy-to-wear nighttime retainer that actually guides the remaining permanent teeth into their proper place. Early orthodontics can truly create full wide smiles that can last a lifetime.

4: B E F O R E | Constricted palate resulting in retruded lower jaw.

5: A F T E R | Expanding and aligning teeth allows for proper facial balance.

6: When the lower teeth overlap the upper teeth causing the lower jaw to protrude forward, this is commonly known as an "under-bite". | Before

7: After | The upper arch is opened and widened, allowing the lower jaw to achieve it's proper balanced position.

8: B E F O R E | Early orthodontics started at age 7 15 months of active treatment.

9: A F T E R | A well-balanced esthetic face and beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. NO SECOND PHASE NEEDED

10: Lower teeth are crowded. In other words, tooth bulk is greater than bony arch length. | Before | Upper anterior teeth are also flared. | When the upper teeth overlap the lower teeth by 50% or more, this is classified as a deep bite.

11: After | Patient's bite has been opened and now the upper teeth overlap the lower teeth by 10%-20% which is ideal. | Upper anterior teeth are no longer flared. | Mandibular bony arch has been expanded to equal tooth bulk. A lingual arch is placed to maintain balance as permanent teeth erupt.

12: Before | Teeth "crowded" with no room for lateral incisors to erupt.

13: After | Space created by expanding bony arch resulting in a beautiful, full smile that will last a lifetime!

14: B E F O R E | Severe crowding with no room for lateral incisors.

15: A F T E R | Room created to allow for a wide full smile that lasts a lifetime!

16: B E F O R E | Started early orthodontics at age 7.

17: A F T E R | Ideal result. NO SECOND PHASE NEEDED

18: After braces are removed, an occlusal guide retainer is given to the patient to help guide erupting permanent teeth into the proper position. This is worn at night during sleep. Your child may also need a lingual arch which holds space allowing permanent teeth to erupt in the proper positions as primary teeth shed.

19: Phase II Treatment In some cases a second phase of treatment is required if the remaining permanent teeth erupt in an unsatisfactory position. This can occur due to lack of retainer wear, unusual growth patterns, or genetically controlled tooth eruption patterns. Early treatment always makes this second phase of treatment easier and usually shorter in duration than the typical full treatment started later in development. Also if a second phase is needed we give you a dollar for dollar credit for the entire early orthodontic treatment.

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