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Does My Child Have to Wait to See an Orthodontist?

Does My Child Have to Wait to See an Orthodontist?

It’s a popular misconception that a child needs to have all their permanent teeth in place before going to see an orthodontist for the first time. There are a great many things occurring in your child’s mouth at a young age, and many of those things are hidden by the gums. There might be signs such as difficulty with chewing, or problems with…

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Types of Malocclusion Explained
Types of Malocclusion Explained

Malocclusion is a medical term used to misalignment of teeth which can lead to oral complications such as overcrowding, overbite, crossbite, and underbite. Upper East Side Orthodontics explains the different types of malocclusions as follows: Overcrowding – This is the most popular form of malocclusions especially in adults. It refers to the crowding of teeth due to insufficient space. This…

A Perfect Smile: Your Child and Braces
A Perfect Smile: Your Child and Braces

Children benefit from orthodontic treatment when they have a “bad bite.” Their teeth might be crowded or crooked, or the jaws might be misaligned. Your New York dentist might recommend braces to correct the problem, which results in a beautiful smile and healthier mouth. An abnormal bite can contribute to many dental problems, including; Tooth decay Tooth loss Gum disease…

Teeth Injury in Children: Impacted Teeth
Teeth Injury in Children: Impacted Teeth

Impacted teeth are a somewhat common occurrence for children’s teeth and gums as their teeth grow in. If not corrected in time, they can escalate to dental health complications such as infections, or bite misalignment. Fortunately, the team at Upper East Side Kids Dentist can help correct them and keep your child smiling. Teeth and gum injuries arise from complications…

The Importance of Early Orthodontic Intervention for Your Child
The Importance of Early Orthodontic Intervention for Your Child

There truly is no “right age” for a person to start orthodontic treatment. Healthy teeth can be treated and improved by an orthodontist at any age. Whether a patient is a teenager or an adult, the best time to consider orthodontic treatment to help your teeth look and work their best is now. Current recommendations by the American Association of…