Today pediatric and adolescent orthodontics is changing. There is now a consensus among orthodontics that it is important to diagnose potential orthodontic problems early, and provide early treatment. This usually helps ensure that when the child becomes an adolescent he or she will need less treatment. Needing less orthodontic treatment is much better for your child, as it will be much less stressful. And less treatment will benefit you, the parent, as well. As less treatment means lower orthodontic bills coming your way. When it comes to orthodontic care, the consensus now is that an ounce of prevention is well worth a pound of cure. When your child needs kids braces in Harlem, and early orthodontic treatment, you will want to visit us at Central Park North Orthodontics where we provide the finest orthodontic care.
At our orthodontic process, Dr. Washington and his staff provide expert and highly-trained treatment for children who might need kids braces in Harlem. He also treats adults with all kinds of orthodontic problems. In fact, The American Association of Orthodontists now recommends that children have their first orthodontic screening around the age of seven. This allows our dentist, Dr. Washington, to recognize potential problems in the early stages, and correct them before your child develops a serious orthodontic issue. Early interceptive orthodontic treatment allows for potential problems to be diagnosed and treated early. This treatment can help many situations including: creating room for crowded teeth; creating facial symmetry by influencing proper jaw growth; reducing the risk of trauma by protruding front teeth; reducing the need for tooth extraction; and dramatically reducing the need for extensive treatment with braces later on in the child’s oral development.
When you first bring your child for examination for kids braces in Harlem, we will first schedule an initial consultation. We will look for any obvious problems that need to be addressed. If it is determined that treatment is necessary for a problem like crowding, an underbite, or a gummy smile, we will create a detailed treatment plan and then let you know about our recommendations. We are here to answer any and all of your questions, and are happy to offer that your child receives a complimentary initial consultation by Dr. Washington. The initial oral exam will let you know that your child’s orthodontic needs are being met at the correct time – when treatment is effective, preventive and cost-effective. If you would like to have your child visit our office, contact us at Central Park North Orthodontics for an appointment.