Long Island Orthodontics

Comfortable, Balanced, Straight Smiles

The Right Start for Straighter Teeth

As your child grows and permanent teeth come in, it is important to examine his or her smile. If your child’s teeth don’t come together smoothly, or if any of his or her teeth are not lined up properly, orthodontic treatment may be needed.

Why Are Straight Teeth Important?

Straight teeth do more than boost confidence; they’re easier to clean, which reduces your child’s chances of decay and cavities. Even if your child’s teeth look straight, an orthodontic evaluation might be in order. Malocclusion, or a bad bite, might not be apparent in the appearance of the teeth, but if it is present, it could affect a person’s health and comfort for life.

How Do Orthodontic Issues Affect My Child?

Orthodontic issues can affect breathing and even cause health problems, such as sleep apnea. These problems often have far-reaching effects, fostering poor concentration, headaches, chewing and digestive difficulties, tooth decay, gum disease, and bone decline. A poorly aligned bite can contribute to tooth loss, chipped teeth, speech impairments and other dental injuries.

Our orthodontic treatments are designed to straighten teeth, align the bite, correct asymmetry and remedy any other orthodontic issues your child might have, for a lifetime of comfort and health.

Call us today to find out more about our orthodontic treatments or to schedule an orthodontic consultation.