Children are not just tiny adults, and when they need dental care, they often have needs that can vary a bit from their parents’ needs. Dr. Martirosyan, our Glendale childrens orthodontist, understands children’s needs and has the skills and experience to address those needs.
Kids should have their first orthodontic evaluations by the time they are seven. While they may not need braces this early, this is a good age to spot potential problems while their jaws are still actively growing. Dr. Martirosyan, our childrens orthodontist in Glendale, can use a variety of early orthodontic treatments, to guide the growth of the jaw. This can then minimize the need for later treatments and help your child discover a new confidence in her smile.
Glendale Childrens Orthodontist
Orthodontic treatment is used to create a healthy relationship between the upper and lower jaw and ensure proper spacing and alignment of the teeth. Dr. Martirosyan, our Glendale childrens orthodontist, can help you and your child find the best treatments for his teeth so that he can enjoy better dental health now and for a lifetime. These treatments can include special spacers that ensure proper jaw development as well as more conventional treatments such as metal braces, porcelain braces, Invisalign and retainers.
Dr. Martirosyan, our childrens orthodontist in Glendale, will begin with a comprehensive evaluation of your child’s teeth and bone structure. We may take dental X-rays and other dental images to better understand her needs. We will recommend a specific treatment strategy that takes his individual case into consideration. With proper treatment, your child’s ability to speak, bite and chew will all be improved, and he will feel more confident about his smile.
Untreated orthodontic problems can increase the risk of speech impediments, eating problems, abnormal wear patterns, tooth decay, tooth loss, gum disease and jaw problems. Correcting the underlying malocclusion will also generally reduce the risk of these issues. The average treatment time for children’s orthodontic treatments is between 12 and 24 months. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our kids dentist in Glendale.