Early orthodontics at DFC help children’s smiles come in nice and straight, so they’ll grow up smiling!
Sometimes there isn’t enough room for teeth to grow in, a cross bite develops, or the lower jaw grows off to one side. That’s why our pediatric dentists support early palatal expansion. This early orthodontic treatment fixes cross bites and makes room for those teeth which wouldn’t erupt on their own, or would come in really crooked.
For example, we may use a device called a palatal expander to expand a child’s upper dental arch until it’s the proper size. This provides a better chance that the adult teeth will emerge in better, straighter positions!
The cute, natural habits from childhood can sometimes linger.
If your kid is struggling with habit cessation, we’re here to help!
With supportive coaching and guidance, we can let you know when it’s the right time to start working on a habit and how to do it without stress.
No one likes a crowd!
On the occasions where things get really stacked up, we will recommend removing selected baby teeth to guide the grown-up teeth into ideal positions.
This can help prevent tooth impaction and difficult orthodontic treatments later on.
When a tooth is lost too early, it’s important to save that space which belongs to its permanent replacement.
We can insert painless space maintainers into your kid’s mouth to help teeth stay in-line.
Grinding teeth? Jaw pain?
We can help with that.
We can manage jaw pain and protect our patients’ teeth with simple, invisible retainers.
Just a little here and a little there.
When space is restricting the growth of permanent teeth, we are able to make minor adjustments to those baby teeth, giving them some extra room. This ensures the successful arrival of those awesome, new big teeth.