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Fountain Valley Pediatric Orthodontist

Interceptive Orthodontics 92704

The appearance of our teeth and our smile is important to us. We like having a great smile with which to put forward and it instills us with confidence to express ourselves. Often, braces and other orthodontic treatments are used to fix any dental disfigurations or misalignments in order to create straighter smiles, but orthodontics can be used to prevent present or future dental problems as well. The alignment of our teeth can not only affect our appearance, but can affect the effectiveness of our bite and our jaw health, which when problematic can lead to serious dental issues and dental strain. Here at Children’s Dental Group, we provide younger children with interceptive orthodontics in order to solve such issues. At our Fountain Valley pediatric orthodontist, your children will experience gentle and comprehensive dental care.

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Braces 92704

Interceptive orthodontics is designed to prevent future dental issues. Often, braces and other orthodontic procedures are not conducted until a child is around the ages of 12 or 14 but interceptive orthodontics can begin as early as 7 years old. This is done in order to take advantage of a child’s continuing growth and can provide easier and more successful results. If you schedule an appointment for your child here at Children’s Dental Group, you child will see one of our orthodontists who will first conduct a preliminary examination and evaluation to determine your child’s dental needs. It is vital that our Fountain Valley pediatric orthodontist has a thorough understanding of your child’s mouth in order to precisely map their orthodontic treatment. Interceptive orthodontics can resolve issues such as crowding, uneven development of the upper and the lower jaw, crossbite, overbite, underbite, or open bites. Additionally, these methods can help solve issues that develop as a result of chronic thumb sucking or other habits.

Our Fountain Valley pediatric orthodontist can provide your child with interceptive orthodontics plan and procedure that provides them with a beautiful and healthy mouth. A visit to Children’s Dental Group can help ensure that your child’s mouth is in good hands and can develop in a healthy and pain-free way.

Fountain Valley Children’s Braces
2144 South Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704
714-619-6280

Fountain Valley Pediatric Dentist

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At Children’s Dental Group, one of the most common dental issues that our Fountain Valley pediatric dentist treats is the different forms of pediatric malocclusions. A malocclusion is the technical term for having a bad or improper bite. It means that the teeth and jaws are not in an ideal position. Malocclusions can affect your child’s ability to clean their teeth properly, their overall gum health, the development of their jaw, and in some cases, their speech. If you think your child may have a malocclusion, you should bring her in to see our Fountain Valley pediatric dentist. We can also identify a malocclusion during a routine exam at Children’s Dental Group.

Pediatric Orthodontist Fountain Valley

Pediatric Orthodontist Fountain Valley

There are several different kinds of malocclusions. One common type of malocclusion is the underbite. In an underbite, the lower jaw is extended out further than normal, causing them to be in front of the upper teeth. The opposite of an underbite is an overbite, another common type of malocclusion. An overbite is when the upper front teeth are extended out over the lower teeth, which can sometimes make it so that the lower teeth bite into the roof of the mouth. Other common malocclusions include excess spacing and crowding, crossbites, upper front teeth protrusion, open bite, and more.

How each type of malocclusion is treated depends on the individual patient. In most cases, the earlier our Fountain Valley pediatric dentist begins treatment the better, so that we can ensure smoother tooth and jaw development for your child as they grow older. Some common treatments include: braces, retainers, tooth extractions, and more. Again, the treatment will depend on your child’s individual situation and will be tailored to their needs. We are always sure to discuss all available options with our patients and their parents to come to a well-formed decision about treatments.

To learn more about basic dental health topics and the related services that our Fountain Valley pediatric dentist provides, we invite you to browse through the additional information we have made available on the main Children’s Dental Group website. You can also contact our friendly team of staff members directly if you have a specific question or concern, or if you would like to book an appointment. Feel free to contact us by phone or online. We look forward to seeing you and your family soon at Children’s Dental Group.

Orthodontics Fountain Valley
2144 South Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704
714-619-6280