Skilled Orthodontic & Orthotropic Treatment in Newport Beach
If your child is between the ages of 10 and 18, it's crucial that misalignment issues with their teeth and jaws are addressed. At Newport Center Orthotropic Orthodontics, we're proud to improve adolescents' dental and overall health through skilled orthodontic and orthotropic services. We leverage extensive treatment options to correct problems and ensure proper dental and jaw development.
Our practice has provided skilled orthodontic and orthotropic treatment to Newport Beach and its surrounding areas since 1970. Led by Dr. William B. Brady, our team takes the time to get to know you and your child personally. We look forward to meeting you and learning how we can help your child get the healthy and beautiful smile they deserve. Contact us today to schedule your next visit with our team!
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What Is Adolescent Orthotropics?
Adolescent orthotropic treatment addresses jaw-related growth issues to create an effective resting oral posture while assisting with proper facial development. The definition of resting oral posture is that the lips are comfortably close, the teeth are together, and the tongue rests against the palate.
Jaw development during adolescence is characterized by a reduction in skeletal bone growth and the fixed position of permanent teeth, which calls for more extensive and effective treatment options. We offer primarily fixed appliances, as removable appliances are better suited for early orthotropic treatment.
What Is Adolescent Orthodontics?
Adolescent orthodontics is a treatment that uses appliances to straighten your child's smile and ensure proper dental development. Dental misalignment issues like crossbites and unwanted tooth gaps can impair your child's ability to properly speak, chew, and bite. Depending on your child's unique needs, we have extensive experience with orthodontic options like traditional metal braces and Invisalign® clear braces.
We try to make treatment as enjoyable as possible, including changing the color of your child's elastic bands each adjustment visit. Additionally, we take the time to answer their orthodontic questions during each visit so that they feel engaged with their treatment. Once your child's treatment is complete, we'll provide them with a comfortable retainer that helps their smile remain straight and aligned.
3 Signs Your Child May Need Treatment
There are numerous signs that your child may require orthotropic or orthodontic treatment. Additionally, some signs are less noticeable than others. Our Newport Beach orthotropic and orthodontic team is here to help you spot potential complications with your child's dental development. If you're unsure whether your child is dealing with issues that can be addressed with orthotropic and orthodontic treatment, our team will give you the information you need. Some common signs of complications include:
- Difficulty Breathing at Night: If your child has trouble getting a good night's sleep, it can be caused by a narrow airway that interrupts breathing. Treatment helps open their airway and makes it easier to sleep without breathing problems.
- Trouble Speaking: Orthodontic problems can lead to your child slurring their words and mispronouncing them. Orthodontic treatment straightens your child's smile and helps eliminate speech-related problems caused by out-of-place teeth and issues with jaw alignment.
- Improper Chewing & Biting: Dental misalignment issues like overcrowding can make it difficult for your child to chew and bite without difficulty. Our team offers excellent orthodontic and orthotropic treatment for adolescents that make it easier to bite and chew without feeling discomfort or pain.
How We Can Help
During your child's initial appointment at our office, we'll begin by conducting an extensive oral exam. Using technology like x-rays, we'll look at the position of their teeth and jaws to determine whether they're dealing with alignment issues. We'll decide which of our services is right for them and lay everything out in a personalized treatment plan. We're more than happy to make any adjustments to your child's plan to fit your comfort level and budget.
A crucial component of our orthotropic and orthodontic services is education. That's why we'll take the time to explain each treatment option to you and your child. Additionally, we'll help you understand what foods, drinks, and habits they should eliminate from their daily life. Our staff is skilled at breaking down complex concepts into easy-to-understand terms so that you never feel like you're being left in the dark about your child's treatment.
Your Place for Orthotropic & Orthodontic Treatment in Newport Beach
Whether your child requires orthodontic or orthotropic treatment, our practice is here for you. We have the skills and capabilities to handle both simple and complex orthodontic and orthotropic cases for adolescents. Our staff has an in-depth understanding of treatment options and techniques to help your child avoid dental misalignment and oral health as they age.
We look forward to meeting you and beginning a personal and professional relationship you can depend on for years to come. Call Newport Center Orthotropic Orthodontics today to take the first step toward getting your child high-quality orthodontic and orthotropic treatment in Newport Beach!
CALL US: (949) 706-2224 REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT