Orthodontics in Anaheim, CA
Once your child’s permanent teeth start to come in you may notice that they are coming in a little crooked or that there are gaps between their teeth or crowding. Most children can benefit from an orthodontic consultation by the age of 6 or 7. If your child is this age, our orthodontist Dr. Omid Mehdipour and pediatric dentist Dr. Mona Dousti can examine their smile and determine if braces might be the ideal way to correct and improve the alignment of their teeth.
While getting braces as a child might seem a little premature; oftentimes, correcting these issues early on can prevent further misalignments and other dental issues from occurring. Here at our practice, we understand that every little patient that comes into our practice has different needs. We take all of these needs into account to help you and your child determine the best orthodontic treatment for them, whether that’s traditional metal braces, tooth-colored braces, or clear aligner systems.
Dr. Mehdipour and Dr. Dousti have been providing orthodontic care to children and teens in the Anaheim, CA, area for more than two decades, so your little one’s smile is in capable, trustworthy hands. Getting orthodontic treatment early on can provide your child with a wide range of health benefits, including a straighter and more beautiful smile.
- A straighter smile can also:
- Improve chewing and aid in better digestion
- Prevent speech delays, impediments, and other issues
- Make it easier to keep teeth and gums clean (reduces the risk for cavities and gum disease)
- Reduce risk for cracks, chips, and other damage to the tooth
During your child’s orthodontic consultation, we won’t necessarily start them on treatment right away. We may monitor their smile’s development before determining whether your child should get braces. This is something that we will discuss in further detail during your child’s evaluation.
Of course, nothing is more important than ensuring that your child has a healthy smile, and orthodontic treatment can offer just this. Most kids and teens will benefit from braces, and the sooner issues are corrected the better. Dr. Mehdipour and his team always take the most conservative approach to orthodontic treatment and care.
Smilehubs Orthodontics is the premier orthodontic and children’s dentistry practice in Anaheim, CA. If you are interested in discussing orthodontic treatments for your child or teen, call us at (714) 701-8001 to schedule an evaluation!