More Treatment Options Means
more reasons to smile.
Your Smile Deserves The Best.
Get it at Nevada Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry.
These treatment options will make you smile from the inside out.
Phase I treatment gives our littlest smiles a serious head start.
The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that children see an orthodontist as early as age seven. At this age, Dr. Faranesh can evaluate whether your child will need orthodontic treatment or not.
Early treatment (also known as Phase I) typically begins around age eight or nine. Phase II treatment typically begins around age 11 or older with a break in between Phase I and Phase II also known as the resting period.
The goal of early treatment is to correct the growth of your child’s jaw and any bite problems they may have, such as an underbite or crossbite. Early treatment also helps to make room for permanent teeth so that they come in properly, lessening the need for extractions in the future.
How To Tell If Your Child May Need Early Orthodontic Treatment
Early or late loss of baby teeth (children typically start losing teeth around age 5, and have all permanent teeth around age 13)
Protruding teeth (the top teeth and the bottom teeth extend away from each other)
Teeth that don’t come together in a normal manner or even at all
Shifting of the jaw when your child opens or closes his or her mouth (crossbites)
Your child continues sucking his or her thumb after age five
Crowded front teeth around age seven or eight
Difficulty chewing and/or biting
What Causes Orthodontic Problems,
& how will early treatment benefit my child?
Orthodontic problems such as crowding of the teeth, too much space between the teeth, jaw growth problems, protruding teeth, and bad bites can be inherited or caused by injury to the mouth, early or late loss of baby teeth, or thumb-sucking habits.
Most children lose all their baby teeth by age 13, and by the end of their teen years, the jaw bones will harden and stop growing. Orthodontic procedures for adults often take more time and can involve tooth extraction or oral surgery. Receiving early orthodontic treatment as a child can help prevent the need for orthodontics as an adult, leaving little to no chance of extraction or surgery needed in the future.
If your child is between the ages of seven and eight and is showing signs of needing orthodontic care, or if you have been directed by your family dentist to visit an orthodontist, please contact our practice, and schedule an appointment. Our team will provide your child with an initial exam and discuss with you the best options available for your child and their smile. After all, every smile is unique, just like every child.
Then You're Ready for Phase II
The goal of Phase II is to make sure each tooth has an exact location in the mouth where it is in harmony with your lips, cheeks, tongue as well as other teeth. When this equilibrium is established, the teeth will function together properly, and your bite will become more stable. Dr. Faranesh prides himself on aesthetics and takes significant care in designing each individual treatment plan to give you the smile of your dreams. Phase II typically involves full braces, and can often be accomplished with Invisalign® because all the heavy lifting of creating your great smile happened in Phase I.
Phase II only begins when all of your permanent teeth have erupted and are in place. Typically, this takes about 12-24 months. After treatment, you’ll wear a retainer to ensure your smile stays awesome for decades to come.
To find out if this type of treatment is right for you, contact our practice and schedule your free complimentary consultation.
We’ve Got Them All.
Today’s braces are more comfortable, smaller, lighter, and have a lower profile than braces from the past. In fact, they’re lightyears better than the ones your mom had to wear. We have braces for all ages at Nevada Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry.
Smaller. Faster. Lower Profile.
These aren’t your mom’s braces.
Today, metal braces are nothing like the kind kids wore in the ‘80s. Now metal braces are stronger, smaller, and have a lower profile, making them more comfortable. Deciding to go with traditional metal braces is not only less expensive, but they’re also the tried & true solution when it comes to giving you incredible results. Not only that, but most insurance companies also cover traditional braces, making it an even more economical option.
Make Your Smile The Star
not your braces.
Clear, ceramic, and traditional metal braces work in basically the same way. The key difference is that ceramic braces are clear, helping to keep your smile center stage.
These Aligners May Be Invisible,
but you never will be.
Invisalign uses clear custom trays to gradually move your teeth into their optimal position. Every 2 to 4 weeks, we’ll ask you to switch out your aligners for a new set. Then, we’ll monitor your progress every step of the way to ensure that your teeth are moving the right way. The thing about Invisalign that most people don’t know is that you must wear them for at least 20 to 22 hours a day for the treatment to work.