Pediatric dentistry is a recognized dental specialty involving the oral treatment of infants and children starting as early as when a child receives their first tooth. Pediatric dentists have several years of education beyond their traditional dental schooling that was specifically focused on how to care for issues involving the dental health of children.
Pediatric dentists provide a range of services including:
- Infant oral health exams which include risk assessment for cavities
- Preventive dental care such as cleanings and fluoride treatments
- Assessments for treatments such as straightening teeth and correcting an improper bite
- Repair of tooth cavities or defects
- Care for dental injuries including fractured or lost teeth
- Management of gum diseases including pediatric periodontal disease
We want children to feel comfortable receiving their dental care. Our “Kids Only” treatment rooms are specifically designed to help children stay relaxed, and our gentle approach helps children learn the best way to care for their smile between dental visits.
Phase one orthodontics targets dentition that includes both primary and secondary teeth. By the age of seven, a child’s jaw has matured enough to predict how their permanent teeth will develop. During an examination, Dr. Bradberry identifies any bite issues that may lead to further complications as secondary teeth emerge.
Early orthodontic intervention is suggested for patients with more complicated alignment problems, such as an underbite, overbite, crossbite, or severe crowding. Treatments are constructed to use the least invasive solutions, such as:
Expanders, metal appliances that widen the palate and guides proper upper jaw development to make space for incoming primary teeth and improve the way upper and lower teeth fit.
Spacers, rubber bands or metal appliances used to generate space between molars before braces are administered.
Extractions, which removes extra teeth that may cause the mouth to be overcrowded and prevent proper tooth development.
Braces, which utilize a series of metal brackets and wires to guide teeth into position to generate a uniform smile.
Phase two orthodontics occurs once all of the permanent teeth have emerged in the teenage years. This phase most always includes brace treatment to move teeth into the ideal position. Proper tooth alignment ensures optimal dental function and improves the ability to brush and floss regularly, giving patients their best opportunity of maintaining their overall health and appearance.
Bradberry Pediatric Dentistry provides dentistry and Orthodontics for children and adolescents in Marietta, GA. To schedule an appointment, please fill out our contact form or call Bradberry Pediatric Dentistry.
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