Orthodontic treatment is the practice of aligning teeth and treating malocclusions, or bad bites. At the offices of Quinn, Mariotti and Abod Orthodontics, we can correct a malocclusion in Scranton PA as well as provide patients with general and cosmetic dentistry. Our offices provide a fun and relaxing atmosphere and our specialist is experienced in all types of braces.
To correct a malocclusion in Scranton PA we’ll first have patients come in for a full exam to check the teeth and supporting structures. The teeth and gums need to be healthy and in good shape before we recommend the right kind of braces. For kids, it is important to prevent future problems and for your child to receive early interceptive care if necessary. Children should have their first orthodontic exam as early as possible, so that we can look for future problems and correct bite problems before they become more serious and cause more damage and potential future expensive dental bills. A child’s first orthodontic exam should be no later than age 7. This allows us to create room for crowded and erupted teeth and reduce the need for tooth extraction.
Interceptive orthodontics also helps with reduced treatment time for braces. This means braces come off sooner rather than later. Before we correct a malocclusion in Scranton PA we will first determine whether or not your child is a candidate for treatment. The main goal of orthodontics is to prevent a bad bite. Bad bites can affect the way kids eat, chew and even smile. If left untreated, a bad bite can result in protruding or crowded teeth and speech impediments. It’s important to take care of these problems early enough before crowded teeth cause problems that result in tooth decay. Untreated tooth decay may result in gum disease, bone loss and tooth loss.