Children’s Orthodontics in Murrysville, PA
Your Child Deserves the Benefits of a Lifelong Healthy Smile
The many benefits of bringing your child in to see an orthodontist include prevention and early detection of any issues. The American Association of Orthodontists urges all parents to have their children evaluated by a trained orthodontic specialist at the age of seven. When your child visits us for children’s orthodontics in Murrysville, PA, you begin the process of giving him or her the advantages of a lifelong healthy smile.
The Importance of Early Evaluation
Bringing your child in for early evaluation does not necessarily mean treatment is involved. During the visit, Dr. DeMaria takes the opportunity to examine your child’s bite and jaw alignment. This enables him to see if any preventive treatment is needed that could reduce the severity or expense of treatment after all of your child’s adult teeth have grown in. In most cases, parents who take their child in for an early evaluation leave with peace of mind knowing that orthodontic treatment can wait or won’t be needed at all. If your child does need early treatment, Dr. DeMaira will follow the process below.
The Benefits of Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment
Dr. DeMaira can both straighten your child’s teeth and align their jaw with little to no invasive treatment through our two-phase orthodontic treatment. This treatment works by guiding your child’s growth before their jaw has fully developed, ensuring that your child has a healthy and attractive smile.
Children age seven and older who have issues such as teeth crowding or a misaligned jaw are candidates for early treatment. As we all know, children grow rapidly, and guiding the alignment of the upper and lower jaws is easier than trying to correct a jaw after it is already grown. Early orthodontic treatment sets a good foundation that provides sufficient room for your child’s permanent teeth.
Additionally, two-phase orthodontic treatment can prevent later removal of permanent teeth to correct overcrowding and/or surgical procedures to align the upper and lower jaws.
Give Your Child a Beautiful Smile in Two Phases
During the first phase, certain appliances determined on a case-by-case basis will develop your child’s jaw size to accommodate his or her permanent teeth and align the upper and lower jaws.
In the second phase when your child’s permanent teeth are in, wearing braces is typically required for up to two years, followed by retainers to ensure lasting results. When each tooth has an exact location in the mouth that is in line with the lips, cheeks, tongue, and other teeth, your child’s teeth will function together correctly and your child will have a healthy, beautiful smile.
Schedule your child’s complimentary appointment today to see if treatment is necessary for their developing smile. After a thorough evaluation, Dr. DeMaria will determine which type of treatment is best suited to your child’s needs. He will also take the time to educate you and your child on what to expect from their treatment, plus answer any questions you have before starting the process.
Learn More About Children’s Orthodontics in Murrysville, PA
To experience our 5-star orthodontic treatment, schedule your Complimentary Dr. DeMaria Smile Assessment today by calling 724-537-5570 or clicking here for our convenient online form. Your appointment includes:
- Discuss Your Goals & Concerns
- Thorough Exam
- Smile Simulation & Digital X-Rays As Needed
- Discuss Custom Treatment Plan & Flexible Financing
- A $275 Value, Yours For FREE!
After your assessment, you have the option to start your treatment right away and can even walk out with same-day traditional braces! We look forward to helping you achieve your best smile!
As one of the premier orthodontic practices in Greensburg & Latrobe, PA, our doctor and team at DeMaria Family Orthodontics also provide 5-star orthodontic care to patients from Hempfield, Ligonier & the surrounding areas.