A Wonderful Blend of Preventative Dentistry and Braces.
Orthodontics is the diagnosis, prevention, interception, guidance and correction of alignment issues in the mouth. The purpose of orthodontic treatment is to create a healthy bite where the teeth are straight and properly meeting the opposing teeth on the opposite jaw. A healthy bite makes it easier for you to bite, chew, speak and ultimately SMILE!
At the office of Brent J. Porter, D.D.S., your Santa Cruz Children’s Dentist, we treat children and teens for many alignment problems, including crowding, overlapping teeth, and problems with growth and development of the jaw. Some of these alignment problems may be caused by tooth decay, early loss of baby teeth, accidents to the teeth, or habits like thumb sucking. Teeth that do not fit properly together are harder to keep clean and are at risk of tooth decay and periodontal disease.
Braces, appliances and retainers are used to help straighten a person’s teeth and correct the way the jaws line up. Depending on the severity of the problem being addressed, early orthodontics may be recommended for your child. Brent J. Porter D.D.S., your Santa Cruz Children’s Dentist will continually monitor the growth and development of your child to plan for orthodontic treatment if needed.
There are many benefits of orthodontic treatment including a healthy bite, a self-confident appearance, and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime. For more information, please see the following topics to learn more about and how to prepare for your child’s orthodontics.
Please contact our friendly team today if you have questions or would like to schedule a visit with Brent J. Porter D.D.S., Santa Cruz Pediatric Dentist at (831) 459-9802. We look forward in hearing from you!