Simply put, the answer is… it depends! That being said, there are situations where “early intervention” is the best choice rather than waiting for all or most of the permanent teeth to erupt.
Many developing orthodontic problems can be “intercepted” and corrected if diagnosed and treated at an early age. Early treatment is often referred to as interceptive or Phase 1. The critical decision to treat early should be based on very specific diagnostic guidelines. Continue reading When Is The Best Time to Begin Orthodontic Treatment?
It’s so important to have a clear understanding of orthodontics if and when you are considering starting your journey to a beautiful smile. You would be amazed at some of the beliefs that people have about the entire orthodontics and braces experience. So, in the spirit of accuracy let’s take a look at some common misconceptions.
First off, at Mark Feinberg Orthodontics we offer orthodontic care that will make your orthodontic experience easier, faster and more comfortable than most other practices in Connecticut. That’s a pretty big claim but our patients will and have testified to that, please read our amazing Google reviews.
At Mark Feinberg Orthodontics serving Shelton, Stratford, Monroe, Trumbull, and all surrounding communities, we specialize in braces and aligner therapy like Invisalign and SureSmile. We help our family of patients better understand their options and provide an accurate overview of all concerns in regards to orthodontics. Learn more about the facts surrounding orthodontic care and treatment by contacting us at www.feinsmiles.com/contact-us/
Continue reading 4 Things You Need To Know About Orthodontics From Your Top Rated Orthodontist In Shelton, CT
Let me answer a popular question we are frequently asked at Feinberg Orthodontics by our parents in the Shelton, Stratford, Trumbull, Monroe area when considering orthodontics for their children. “When is the best time to have my child seen by an orthodontist?
Orthodontics is the specialty of dentistry dedicated to realigning your teeth into a beautiful smile, aka… moving your teeth and even jaw from a less favorable position to the most favorable position possible. Orthodontic treatment is beneficial at any point in someone’s life but there are more advantageous times than others when it comes to shifting teeth. The juvenile and adolescent growth spurts(age 8-12) can be a very significant and beneficial time to provide orthodontic intervention. Continue reading Did You Know Clay Sculptures and Orthodontics Have A lot In Common?
What Can Go Wrong at an Early Age?
As a parent, you may believe that you can look at your child and see if there is a problem with their bite. If the problem is very obvious, than perhaps it will be possible. However, in most instances it is prudent to rely on the trained eyes of a specialist to detect a problem. And this is why it is important for a child to see an orthodontist for an exam.
Here are some of the possible problems that can go wrong at an early age:
- Difficulty with chewing and/or biting
- Early or late loss of baby teeth
- Teeth that are crowded, misplaced, or have been blocked out
- Upper and lower teeth that do not meet properly
- Improper jaw alignment
- Impacted teeth
- Severe crowding, with stripping of the teeth through the gum tissue
- Tongue thrusting and grinding or clenching of teeth Continue reading 10 Early Orthodontic Warning Signs Every Parent Should Know
Orthodontics: Smiles Are Our Specialty
In an age when we are seeing so many advances in the Health Sciences it is not surprising that Dental Medicine has also participated in this technological leap forward. In fact, our patients have always associated Feinberg Orthodontics with cutting edge orthodontic technology. Given the overwhelming amount of knowledge that is necessary to become a progressive general dentist how can a dentist also become an expert in orthodontics. Well, the short answer is that this is not possible. The reason that I am devoting this blog post to appreciating the difference between an orthodontic specialist and general dentist is because this is one of the more common questions that our patients ask us. In fact, the question is sometimes posed this way, “Dentists and orthodontists are all the same, right?” Continue reading Orthodontist Vs Dentist by Dr. F