At OneDent Kids, our pediatric dentists work closely with our orthodontist to ensure that all your child’s dental needs are met in a single convenient location. Orthodontic evaluations are a normal part of pediatric dental services, and help to identify any orthodontic issues early, before they begin to cause problems with your child’s oral development. We invite you to contact us at 914-996-7786 to learn more about orthodontics for children in Purchase, New York, and schedule your child’s orthodontic evaluation with OneDent of Westchester.
Orthodontists are dental specialists who treat irregularities in the teeth and jaws. Some of the problems our orthodontist may work to correct include:
- Misaligned teeth
- Malocclusion (bad bites) – including overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites
Early detection of orthodontic treatment is extremely important, as it can affect the treatment options available to your child, and the length and effectiveness of the corrective treatment. The ages at which children may begin orthodontic treatment range from 3 to 12 years of age, with the average length of treatment being about 24 months. Orthodontic care for children, pre-teens, and teenagers is shorter in length than similar treatments provided for adults, due to the fact that the bones in a child’s face are still developing, and can be more easily moved into their proper positions.
The most common orthodontic treatment is braces, but other options may also be available to your child. Please contact our practice to schedule an orthodontic consultation and learn more.