Kids Orthodontics Treatment in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles & Las Vegas
Early treatment may prevent or intercept more serious problems from developing and may make treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated. In some cases, Dr. Alpan will be able to achieve results that may not be possible once the face and jaws have finished growing. Orthodontic treatment can be started on certain types of tooth problems even before all permanent teeth have erupted. Through an early orthodontic evaluation, you’ll be giving your child the best opportunity for a healthy, beautiful smile.
With early orthodontic evaluations and treatment, Dr. Alpan will be able to:
- Guide jaw growth
- Lower the risk of trauma to protruded front teeth
- Correct harmful oral habits
- Improve appearance
- Correct Crossbites that can lead to facial asymmetric growth
- Guide permanent teeth into a more favorable position
- Create a more pleasing arrangement of teeth, lips and face
- Possibly reduce the need for further treatment when patients are older
Treatment at a young age (7-9 years) usually takes 12-18 months and a variety of appliances may be used to correct specific problems. Dr. Alpan and his team will discuss options with you to provide the best care and treatment program for you and your child.
At Aesthetic Orthodontics, we offer several treatment options for kids:
Rapid Palatal Expander
This special appliance widens the roof of the mouth, to correct crossbites and allows room for crowded teeth to grow in naturally. It may also expand the upper jaw to fit more closely with the lower jaw.
Removable Dentofacial-Orthopedic Appliances
These appliances are designed to redirect jaw growth. Correct front to back jaw problems (bucked teeth with a small lower jaw or a large lower jaw) or facial asymmetric growth (crooked lower jaw)
This is an appliance that fits on the inside of the lower teeth, from molar to molar, as a space maintainer to help develop the lower jaw and improve some minor crowding.
Traditional braces may be placed on the upper and lower permanent teeth to solve a variety of issues including crowding and excess spacing.