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Early Orthodontics in Levittown

Correcting Serious Problems at an Early Age

In the past, orthodontic treatments were mainly provided to teens. Today, dentists and orthodontists are watching children’s oral development from a much younger age. At Little Smiles of Levittown, Dr. Lee monitors the development of your child’s bite and recommends early orthodontics in Levittown when it is needed.

If you have questions about early orthodontics or want to schedule an appointment, please contact our office at (516) 217-8910. 

When Early Orthodontics Is Recommended

Early orthodontics are treatments that are performed when a child still has some of his or her baby teeth. Increasingly, children as young as six or seven are having orthodontic treatment for a variety of reasons. The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that all children have an evaluation by the time a child is seven years old or when a possible problem is recognized by the child’s dentist or parents.

Early orthodontics may be recommended for:

  • Crowding
  • Crossbites
  • Extra teeth
  • Underbites
  • Excessive spacing

The specifics of early orthodontics vary from patient to patient. In some cases, an appliance or device is used to make changes to the bite, position of the jaw, or hold space where it is needed for teeth to grow in properly. In some cases, this may be the only treatment that is needed. However, often, kids will still need braces when all their teeth grow in, but early treatment can shorten the treatment time in the future.

Monitoring Your Child’s Oral Development

Dr. Lee will watch your child’s oral and jaw development during regular dental checkups as well as take X-rays to make sure the new teeth are emerging correctly and there are no problems that need to be addressed. When a problem is found, Dr. Lee will provide treatment to guide the growth of the teeth or recommend an evaluation with an orthodontics treatment if early orthodontics is needed.

Contact our office by telephone at (516) 217-8910 to schedule an appointment for early orthodontics in Levittown. We also serve patients across Nassau County and the surrounding areas.

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