Why Pediatric Orthodontics?
Dr. Feller and his staff administer gentle corrective orthodontic treatment to their young and old patients alike. The purpose of orthodontics is to prevent or correct issues with bite or crowding. Dr. Feller treats the following oral issues with pediatric orthodontics, a gentle touch, and advanced technology:
- Cross bites
- Missing teeth
- Crooked teeth
It is best to begin preventing or correcting these kinds of issues when a patient is young. In fact, most orthodontists recommend bringing your child in for his or her first orthodontic screening by the age of seven. Studies have shown that pediatric orthodontics can make many improvements in your child’s life, both present and future. If you choose pediatric orthodontics, your child can become:
- Less likely to have cavities or decay
- More resilient to gum disease
- More likely to have proper jaw growth
- Less likely to grind teeth
- Less likely to have speech problems
- Less susceptible to tooth and jawbone injury
- More confident and happy with their appearance
Dr. Feller would love to talk with you and your child about the best ways to improve and protect your child’s smile. During your visit, he will examine your child’s teeth and gums, as well as do a few X-rays to learn more about your child’s needs. He can then advise you on whether or not your child could benefit from pediatric orthodontics. Even if your child does not need orthodontic treatment right away, it is important to bring them in to make sure they are enjoying optimal oral health and to help them become familiar and comfortable with their dentist. Visiting The Hollywood Park Dentist can only benefit your child and prevent future problems. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.