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Children’s Orthodontics

Preventative Care for Your Child's Best Smile

Parents are usually relieved to learn that early orthodontics is not about getting braces. It’s about setting your child up for a lifetime of optimal oral health, which is affected by the proper alignment and symmetry of their smile, jaw, and face. Your child’s early evaluation with Dr. Herzberg for kids orthodontics is not simply for aesthetics but will help guide the growth and development of their jaw and teeth – preventing more serious problems later.

When Should My Child See an Orthodontist?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that your child’s initial orthodontic evaluation occur by age 7 – the time when adult teeth are erupting. We evaluate erupting teeth to detect issues such as a possible overbite, open bite, crowding, or gummy smiles. We can tell if your child will benefit from early treatment, as many potential problems may not be visibly apparent until prevention is too late. Beginning treatment at this optimal time not only ensures the greatest result but also means less time and expense down the road.

Not sure if your child would benefit from an orthodontic evaluation? We are here to answer any questions you may have about the process!

Signs That Your Child Needs an Orthodontic Assessment

Treatment at this early stage may not even be necessary. However, it is especially important to schedule a screening with our orthodontist if you notice any of the following conditions in your child:

  • Crowded or misplaced teeth
  • Difficulty in chewing or biting food
  • Early loss of baby teeth
  • Mouth breathing
  • Finger or thumb sucking
  • Jaws that “pop” when opening and closing
  • Misaligned teeth that close abnormally or without touching
  • Jaws and teeth that are not in proportion to the rest of the face

What Is the Benefit of Early Treatment?

While parents don’t need to rush into obtaining braces for their young children, some oral health issues can be avoided with early screening and treatment, including:

  • Open bites – when the upper and lower teeth are unable to physically touch each other when the jaws are closed
  • Crossbites – when the two rows of teeth don’t meet correctly. A misaligned bite can cause tooth decay, gum disease, stress on the jaw muscles, headaches, and more
  • Speech impediments
  • Injury to protruding teeth

Adolescent Orthodontic Options

Should you choose to forego an early evaluation for your child, we recommend bringing your child in for a consultation once all of their adult teeth have erupted, around age 12. Waiting until this time will ensure any issues they may have can be addressed without having to risk the chance of retreatment at a later age.

Our Process

When your child comes in for their complimentary appointment, our team will perform a thorough evaluation of their smile and bite. This will allow our experts to determine which type of treatment will be best suited to their needs. We will also take the time to educate you and your child on what to expect from treatment, plus answer any questions you may have prior to beginning treatment.

Schedule an Appointment for Kids Orthodontics in New Rochelle, Scarsdale, Eastchester, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Pelham, Bronx, Rye, White Plains, Harrison, Yonkers, Mount Vernon, Bronxville, or Surrounding Area.

To benefit from Dr. Herzberg's expertise, schedule your Complimentary New Patient Consultation today by calling (914) 632-2955. You may also use our convenient online form.

Your appointment includes the following:

  • Discuss Your Goals
  • Thorough Exam
  • iTero Optical Scanner & Photographs
  • Custom Treatment Plan
  • Finalize Finances & Start Improving Your Smile

During your appointment, we will take the time to answer all your questions about our advanced treatments and technology, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us!

Thank you for my beautiful smile. J.W.
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What To Expect At Your First Visit Experience A No-Pressure Consultation & Have Your Questions Answered
  • Discuss Your Goals
  • Thorough Exam
  • iTero Optical Scanner & Photographs
  • Custom Treatment Plan
  • Finalize Finances & Start Improving Your Smile
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