Since early detection of orthodontic problems (or potential problems) can effect the treatment options available, and the length of corrective treatment, we, at Children's Dental Health Associates, P.C., consider it a normal part of our pediatric dental services to advise parents early of developing orthodontic problems and, when necessary, refer to an orthodontic specialist.
Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dental care that focuses on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. Orthodontic treatment corrects the alignment of teeth, jaws and lips and prevents physical health problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, bone destruction and chewing and digestive difficulties. Orthodontic treatment with children and pre-teens is shorter than an adults' because the bone around a young child's teeth and the jaw bones can still be molded by dental braces as the child continues to grow.
Orthodontic problems, many times referred to simply as malocclusion, meaning “bad bite”, includes problems of missing teeth, extra teeth, jaws which are out of alignment and crowded teeth. Most of these type problems are inherited but some can present as the result of an accident, thumb sucking, or losing baby teeth later in the child's life than normal.
We offer a variety of orthodontic services for the highest quality dental care for our patients. We encourage you to learn more about what we provide and how we can help. If you have any questions, please contact us by calling our Anaheim office at (714) 998-1222 or our Buena Park office at (714) 484-9050. We're always happy to hear from you!