Comprehensive Orthodontic treatment is best started by the time most adult teeth are present. Sometimes simple interventions can be done earlier to avoid potential surgical interventions or Impactions in the future. American Academy of Orthodontists recommends patients to have yearly Orthodontic evaluations starting at 6 years of age. All consultations with Dr. Amini are complimentary.
If upper Jaw is narrow, sometimes a rapid palatal expander can be used in order to expand it laterally without doing any surgical procedures, Dr. Amini will discuss this with you if needed.
Baby teeth are great at holding space for adult teeth. However they can be lost prematurely, or extracted due to different reasons. If this is the case a space maintainer can be used to hold the space for future permanent teeth. Sometimes a Nance space maintainer is needed in conjunction with braces in order to correct severe overjet, Dr. Amini will discuss this with you if needed during your complimentary consultation.
A habit appliance can be used in order to get rid of a thumb sucking habit or tongue thrust.
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