When your child needs orthodontic treatment, Dr. Marine Martirosyan, Glendale Invisalign provider, is ready to help with treatments to meet their needs. Braces and other orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign are often best performed while the jaw is still growing. Some types of treatments can even be started in early childhood to guide the growth of the jaw. Finding the right treatment for your child can give them greater confidence in their smiles and healthy teeth and gums for life.
Among the orthodontic treatments that Dr. Martirosyan offers for kids are Invisalign, retainers, porcelain braces, and metal braces. Correcting your child’s bite can result in less pressure on their teeth and jaw joint, which reduces the risk of TMJ disorders and wear and tear on the teeth. Straightening your child’s teeth can make each tooth easier to clean, which means less gum disease and general decay. Braces can be extremely effective in complex cases, and Invisalign can be a great choice for older teens who tend to be self-conscious about their appearance, and may be nervous about covering their teeth in brackets and wires. Invisalign, by contrast, is practically invisible.
Glendale Kids Orthodontist
At your child’s appointment, Dr. Martirosyan will evaluate their teeth and bone structure. Dental X-rays and other imaging tests may be taken so that we can recommend a specific treatment strategy to straighten their teeth and improve their smile. Orthodontic treatment does not just straighten teeth but also aligns the upper and lower jaw for easier speaking, chewing, and biting.
Without orthodontic treatment, maloccluded bites can increase the risk of gum disease, tooth decay, tooth loss, eating difficulties, speech impediments, abnormal enamel wear, and jaw problems. Dr. Martirosyan can create an orthodontic treatment plan to correct the malocclusion. The amount of time your child’s treatment will take varies based on the issues being treated. Average treatment length can range from 12 to 24 months and starts between the ages of eight and 14. Adults can also benefit from orthodontic treatments like Invisalign.
Call us today to learn more about orthodontics or to schedule an appointment.