La Mirada Pedodontist
The natural development of a child’s mouth isn’t necessarily written in stone. Orthodontics can be used to rewrite the blueprint of a child’s mouth, especially if the dental science is applied at an early age. Our La Mirada pedodontist ay Children’s Dental Group uses a two-phase approach to correcting malocclusions in children that offers advantages over the traditional one time approach.
The two-phase treatment used by our La Mirada pedodontist begins at an earlier age than the traditional one-shot approach. Our doctor recommends that all children should have their mouth and bite evaluated by a pedodontist by age seven. If orthodontic treatment is needed our practice will begin the first phase of the treatment by age of 8 or 9 instead of age 11-12 in traditional orthodontic treatment. The aim of this first phase, called interceptive orthodontics, is to help the jaw develop to accommodate all the permanent teeth and improve the bite. Often young children show signs of bite problems, such as an upper jaw growing too much or too little. Our doctors will plan the treatment process and discuss all details of your child’s treatment with you. During this phase the growth pattern of the jaw will be adjusted to allow it to have sufficient room for the full complement of permanent teeth. Appliances may be used to help accomplish this. This will usually prevent or lessen the need for extracting teeth at a latter age or even jaw surgery, which can be the consequence of starting orthodontic intervention at a later age.
After phase I has been completed the child will go through a resting period in which no further treatments are given and all the permanent teeth are allowed to erupt normally. Our La Mirada pedodontist will monitor this resting phase closely. Phase II usually involves the use of upper and lower braces and possibly other appliances. The use of these appliances is generally for a shorter period of time because of the work done in phase I. Please get your child evaluated at an early age when orthodontics can help save tooth extractions and more invasive treatments later.
Children’s Dental Group
14119 Pioneer Blvd
Norwalk, CA 90650
Norwalk Kids Dentist
If you are looking for an expert dental practice that offers a wide range of pediatric dental services, then you will definitely want to bring your child to visit us at Children’s Dental Group. At our dental practice, we specialize in providing dental services for children. Our Norwalk kids dentist is located at Children’s Dental Group of Norwalk at the corner of Rosecrans & Pioneer.
Our office has been providing exemplary dental services for Norwalk and our surrounding communities since 2000. At our dental office, we not only offer dental services but also orthodontics/braces services for children. Our Norwalk kids dentist will make sure that your child’s teeth remain healthy so that your child will be able to have a beautiful and healthy smile that lasts them for a lifetime. It is generally recommended that your child comes in for his or her first dental visit when their first baby tooth erupts, or when they reach one year of age – whichever occurs first. Just one of our expert pediatric dentists at Children’s Dental Group is Dr. Rosanne Berger.
At our dental practice, we provide comprehensive children’s dental care. Our Norwalk kids dentist will be able to help ensure that your child has a long-lasting, beautiful and healthy smile. It is very important that children’s teeth remain healthy, even if they are just the first set of teeth – known as baby or primary teeth. The child’s baby teeth provide three important services for your child. First of all, they make sure that spaces are held for permanent teeth which have yet to erupt. When baby teeth fall out prematurely, our dentist may need to provide your child with a space maintainer so that the permanent tooth will not have to push other teeth out of its way in order to erupt. This type of tooth problem can cause orthodontic issues down the road. Baby teeth also help your child develop clear speaking habits, as well as allow him or her to thoroughly chew food. Our dentist will provide dental cleanings for your child and treat any cavities. We offer oral sedation, or intravenous sedation when needed to ensure your child’s comfort. We also offer fluoride treatments to help strengthen your child’s tooth enamel and help to reduce the number of cavities. We also offer dental sealants which are used primarily on the flat chewing surfaces of your child’s back molars. These dental sealants act as a physical barrier between your child’s teeth and harmful cavity-causing substances in your child’s mouth. Dental sealants are actually painted onto the teeth after the teeth are cleaned and dried. For an appointment to meet with our Norwalk kids dentist, contact us today.