Are you looking for an expert dentist who is able to provide young patients with dentofacial orthopedics for children? If so, you will want to come to our dental practice, Kimodontics. At our dental office, young patients are able to get Las Vegas jaw surgery when needed, to help ensure that the jaw will be able to successfully accommodate all permanent teeth as they grow.
Our expert and highly trained dentist is Dr. Sharon Mia Kim. At our dental practice, we know that children are often the best candidates for dentofacial orthopedic therapy. When your child is at a young age, our orthodontist will examine and monitor your child’s growth to determine when interceptive orthodontic care will be most effective. If it is determined that your child should begin Las Vegas jaw surgery orthodontic treatment before all their permanent teeth have erupted, this is known as phase-one treatment. During phase-one treatment, our dentist will be able to use treatments which can correct your child’s jaw growth, including the use of a space maintainer. These types of treatment will be successful in making sure that the jawbone is properly aligned, before the second phase of treatment begins. This second phase of treatment usually involves braces to straighten the teeth.
Dentofacial orthopedics for children usually takes place between the ages of seven and eleven. This type of early intervention care usually means that your child will need to have less involved orthodontic care when they are in their teens. It also means that they will need to have fewer teeth extractions, because early on room has been made to accommodate all of their permanent teeth. While it used to be that orthodontic care did not begin before all permanent teeth had erupted, it is now known today that the best time for patients to receive much of their orthodontic care is at an early age while the jaw is still growing, and problems can be more easily addressed. Having interceptive orthodontic care also means that you will need to pay less money for your child’s orthodontic treatments over the years. If you would like your child to meet with our dentist to see if there is need for any type of Las Vegas jaw surgery, contact us today.