Do I Need Orthodontic Treatment?

American Association of Orthodontics logoThe 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”Protruding front teeth
Over-bite (Deep Bite): The upper teeth cover the lower teeth wearing down the enamel of the lowersDeepbite
Under-bite: The lower teeth cover the upper teeth. This may be the result of a jaw growth discrepancy and/or tooth problem.Underbite
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.Openbite
Crowding: Jaws are too small or teeth are too large causing crowded or misaligned teeth.Crowding
Spacing: Teeth are too small or jaws are too large causing space between teeth.Spacing
Crossbite: Upper teeth are inside the lower teeth.Crossbite

The information provided in this blog is not to be taken as medical advice.

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