It is never too early to schedule and orthodontic consulation. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children have a check-up with an orthodontist no later than age 7 in order to identify growth related problems and determine the appropriate time for treatment, specific to each patient.
We offer consultations for all age groups including:
- Early Orthodontic treatment in the primary dentition (ages 3-6)
- Early Orthodontic treatment to the mixed dentition (ages 6-12 with a mixture of baby/primary and adult teeth)
- Teenage/Adolescent Orthodontic treatment (ages 12-18)
- Adult Orthodontic treatment (ages 18+)
Your initial exam and consultation appointment will give you the opportunity to meet Dr. Komoroski, learn more about orthodontics, receive a complete exam, and find out which treatment options will best meet your needs. We specialize in many different types of orthodontic treatments including, but not limited to, Braces, Invisalign™, Dentofacial Orthopedics, Removable Retainer Therapy, and Surgical Orthodontics. During your initial exam, we will:
- Review your dental and medical history forms
- Provide an orthodontic exam and review any radiographs provided. Panoramic radiograph may be recommended and reviewed.
- Discuss your potential treatment options
- Discuss financial information
Our team will be glad to answer any questions you may have, and we will provide all of the information that you need to determine which treatment is right for you. Please contact our practice to schedule your initial exam.
A Note About Early Treatment
By age 7, most children have a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth, making it easier for the orthodontist to diagnose and correct tooth and jaw problems sooner and without surgery. Early treatments allows us to:
- Correct and guide the growth of your child’s jaw to help the permanent teeth come in straight
- Regulate the width of the upper and lower arches
- Create more space for crowded teeth
- Avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions later in life
- Correct thumb-sucking and help improve minor speech problems
For parents, it’s not always easy to know if your child may need orthodontic treatment and your family dentist an excellent resource to help you decide if an orthodontic consultation is needed. Some signs that could indicate your child may need to see an orthodontist include:
- Early or late loss of baby teeth
- A hard time chewing or biting food
- Mouth breathing
- Finger or thumb sucking
- Crowded, misplaced, or blocked teeth
- Jaws that pop or make sounds when opening and closing
- Teeth that come together abnormally, or do not come together at all
- Jaws and teeth that are not proportionate to the rest of the face
- Crowded front teeth around age seven or eight
Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment for an orthodontic evaluation.