Top rated pediatric dentistry
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Orthodontics involves teeth straightening while maintaining proper jaw alignment, combining beauty and function. Overlapped, crooked or rotated teeth are not only a cosmetic concern but also create daily cleaning challenges. Identifying problems when your child is growing up makes treatment easy and helps them look and feel better.

Common orthodontic treatments include traditional braces, clear aligners, and removable retainers. If you're unsure about traditional braces for your child, don't worry—invisible methods work exceptionally well in many cases. Our team of experienced dentists can help you explore the best possibilities for straight, even-looking teeth.

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At LuxDen Kids, we are dedicated to helping your child get a beautiful smile, one that would light up their face. Our top rated pediatric orthodontists provide innovative orthodontic solutions for straightening your child’s teeth and transforming their appearance!

What you need to know about orthodontics?

As your children grow, their mouth, jaw, and teeth also develop. Abnormalities such as crooked teeth, bite patterns, and jaw misalignment can be corrected or even prevented by a pediatric orthodontist. Orthodontic treatment gives your child a cosmetically perfect smile and can enhance their facial profile by guiding tooth and jaw development.

Why is orthodontic treatment necessary?

Orthodontic treatment focuses on the growth and development of the teeth and jaw. It ensures proper spacing and alignment that allows an attractive as well as a healthier smile. Properly aligned teeth make brushing and flossing easier, and reduce the risk of decay, injuries or fractures.

Pediatric orthodontic treatment helps to correct facial and jaw alignment and improve airway flow, reduce pain, and enhance self-esteem of growing children by correcting uneven teeth or gaps in their mouth.

What are the benefits of early orthodontic treatment?

Early orthodontic treatment can prevent a developing problem from worsening, eliminate its cause, and guide the growth of the facial and jaw bones to prepare space for the permanent teeth. Orthodontics can assess potential tooth and jaw problems in children and ensure these problems are addressed at the earliest stage possible.

What common conditions can be treated with orthodontic treatment?

Several common conditions in children can be treated with orthodontic treatment. They include:

  • Overbite – when the front teeth overlap the bottom teeth
  • Underbite – when the bottom teeth overlap the top teeth
  • Crossbite – when the upper teeth do not descend directly in front of the lower teeth
  • Openbite – space between the chewing surface of the teeth when the jaw is closed
  • Misplaced midline – when the center of the upper front teeth does not align with the center of the lower teeth
  • Spacing – unexpected gaps or spaces between teeth
  • Crowded Teeth – teeth pushed too tightly together, or overlapping teeth
  • Difficulty biting or chewing food
  • Mouth breathing
  • Thumb-sucking

The experienced orthodontics and pediatric dentists Brooklyn recommend the best treatment to keep your child’s smile bright and happy. They explain the process and discuss your best options.

How long does it take to perfectly align my child’s teeth?

For most children, it takes about 6 months to 2 years to correct mild to complex cases of misalignment and poor bite, and perfectly straighten or align their teeth. Your child’s orthodontist can tell you which treatment option would work best and how long it would take to work.

How many types of braces are there?

There are several types of braces. The most popular ones include:

Traditional metal braces

They are the most common option that have steel ties to hold the brackets in place. Children can choose color bands for this style of braces to make them fun.

Damon braces

These braces are held together by the brackets and do not require steel ties to hold wires in place.

Invisalign or clear aligners

These are clear, removable aligners that fit over the teeth discreetly. They exert pressure on the teeth and move them little by little into their final position.

Our pediatric office in Brooklyn offers orthodontic Invisalign. However, we are happy to discuss options that would work best for your child.

How do traditional braces work?

Braces are a common treatment option for crooked and deformed teeth, pushing or pulling them into the correct position. The wires apply firm pressure, which aids in shifting the teeth into a straighter position while the rubber bands fix alignment problems. Wearing braces corrects malocclusion, reduces the crookedness of teeth, fixes bite issues, as well as the excess space in between, which results in better oral health and overall appearance.

How do clear aligners orthodontic or Invisalign work?

Clear aligners use a series of custom-made trays to straighten your child’s teeth over time. Wearing a set of aligner trays for most of the day and night slowly shifts the teeth into their correct positions. Each set of trays is designed for approximately two weeks. These trays are swapped out for the next in the series, to exert gentle pressure on the teeth and gradually guide them into the correct arrangement as determined by the orthodontist.

What is the right age for orthodontic treatment?

There is no fixed age for orthodontic treatment. The orthodontist will decide when is the right time after examining your child’s teeth. Usually, children between the ages of 9 and 14 can go for orthodontic treatment as they will have some permanent teeth at this point.

Are braces and Invisalign painful?

Braces and Invisalign can cause pressure, sensitivity or discomfort, but they are not painful. Your pediatric dentist will explain the procedure and what to expect.

Can braces help with jawline?

Yes. Braces improve your child’s jawline by making their face more symmetrical, as they correct any misalignment. They make good changes, resulting in a more balanced, natural appearance. At LuxDen, our orthodontic dental treatments ensure your child’s permanent teeth grow aligned.

Do not let crooked or misaligned teeth take away the beauty of your child’s smile and resign them to a lifetime of dental and cosmetic problems. Schedule an appointment with the best pediatric orthodontist Brooklyn for excellent results.

We help your child achieve that dream smile you love seeing on them! or Invisalign work?

There is no time like now to straighten your child’s crooked teeth. Visit the top rated pediatric dentistry & orthodontics Brooklyn, NY to help your child enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile for years to come.

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If you want to know more about when to see a pediatric orthodontic and how a pediatric orthodontic treatment in Brooklyn can benefit your child, don’t hesitate to reach out. Call us at 718-717-8866 now or book an appointment online for the best dental care in New York City.

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