Our board-certified orthodontists provide customized treatment plans to resolve developmental issues and treat existing problems. During patient consultations, orthodontists identify the most appropriate treatment methods for individual orthodontic cases.
The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends children be seen for their first orthodontic evaluation by age 7. The goal of childhood and adolescent orthodontic treatment is to establish optimal function and proper alignment of the jaws and the teeth.
If one of our orthodontists determines early orthodontic treatment is not needed, they will advise parents about what type of treatment may be needed for their child in the future. Our orthodontists invite growing patients, who are not ready for orthodontic treatment, to join the “Growth Observation Program” in our office so they can monitor craniofacial growth, dental development and optimally time your child’s future orthodontic treatment.
What is board-certification from the American Board of Orthodontics?
Orthodontists must complete an intensive residency program where they learn the techniques of proper, safe tooth movement as well as guided dental, jaw, and facial development. Through formal and hands-on training, orthodontists are equipped to diagnose, prevent, correct and treat dental and facial irregularities in patients of all ages.