Orthodontics

Pediatric Dentistry

Orthodontics

Braces can be a scary, painful and expensive time in a child’s life. At Happy Kids, our approach to orthodontics is fun, thorough and transparent. We believe in monitoring our patient’s oro-facial development from their early years. Instead of jumping straight to braces, we like to modify the growth and development of every individual’s teeth. Then, if the time comes and braces are needed, we will re-evaluate to make the best plan.

One more thing that makes Happy Kids stand out is how we care for your teeth during your time with braces. While we strive to keep alignment of teeth a top priority, we also focus on preventing cavities. All cleaning appointments are scheduled in conjunction with orthodontic checkups to maximize efficiency and give our dentists access to better clean our patient’s teeth. Ultimately, we’re saving everyone a lot of time running between appointments that typically occur with traditional orthodontic care!

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Why to Choose Braces at Happy Kids Dentistry?

Here at Happy Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics we monitor a child’s oro-facial development from their early years.

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Here at Happy Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics we monitor a child’s oro-facial development from their early years. We interfere by modifying the growth and development of the child at the appropriate time in order to improve the final outcome of the treatment, to un-complicate difficult cases, and to cut the treatment time shorter than usual.

Orthodontic treatment (Braces) go hand and hand with caring for the cleanliness of the teeth. Here at Happy Kids we strive to keep the patients focused not only on the alignment of their teeth, but also on preventing cavities from starting. All of our professional cleaning appointments are scheduled in conjunction with the orthodontic check appointments maximizing efficiency and giving us access to better clean the child’s teeth while minimizing visits for the parents.

Why do Braces at Happy Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics?

Because we are your knowledgeable resource for combined total oral health care and orthodontics at the same time throughout the growth and development of your child.

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Early Treatment V.S. Late Treatment

Families often ask us why some children start their dental treatment so early and how early is really too early these days.

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Families often ask us why some children start their dental treatment so early and how early is really too early these days.

In pediatric dentistry, early treatment is considered treatment performed before the child loses all of his or her baby teeth, which can range from 6 to 12 years old.

When evaluating a patient, we take into consideration some criteria to prompt us to start the treatment early, including:

— Crossbite, which is when the top teeth bite inside bottom teeth. This is because a crossbite can affect growth pattern for the child’s jaws and, if not treated early,can lead to irreparable damage.

— Psycho-social considerations where the child perception of herself affects how she is dealing with the world.

— Risk of trauma for some active children with pronounced front teeth.

We believe all children should be screened and evaluated to determine if early treatment would be beneficial or if treatment can wait until the child loses all of his or her baby teeth.

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Happy Smiles / Before & After Gallery

We are happy to display our results. Check out the beautiful smiles we have helped create!

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