The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that parents understand the early warning signs of an orthodontic problem and recommend kids be evaluated by an orthodontist by age 7 – 8. Early evaluation provides both timely detection of problems and a greater opportunity for more effective treatment. Well-timed intervention guides growth and development, preventing serious problems later. When orthodontic intervention is not necessary, an orthodontist can carefully monitor growth and development and begin treatment when it is ideal.
There are many different types of malocclusions or bite problems that require orthodontic treatment. Below is a list of the most common orthodontic problems seen today in children, teens, and adults. At Oyster Bay Orthodontics, we can help treat the issues below with several orthodontic treatment options. These include metal, ceramic, invisible and lingual braces. Surgical orthodontics is also offered depending on your treatment plan and needs.
Contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zohreh Rasouli to determine how we can help you with your orthodontic needs. It is not necessary to have a referral from your general or pediatric dentist to take advantage of this complimentary service we provide to all our patients. We’re here to help you Discover Your Best Smile!
|Overjet: Upper teeth protrude over the lower teeth. Often called “Buck teeth”|
|Over-bite (Deep Bite): The upper teeth cover the lower teeth wearing down the enamel of the lowers|
|Under-bite: The lower teeth cover the upper teeth. This may be the result of a jaw growth discrepancy and/or tooth problem.|
|Open Bite: The upper and lower front teeth do not come together. Often the result of a finger habit, allergies, or enlarged tonsils and adenoids.|
|Crowding: Jaws are too small or teeth are too large causing crowded or misaligned teeth.|
|Spacing: Teeth are too small or jaws are too large causing space between teeth.|
|Crossbite: Upper teeth are inside the lower teeth.|