Ortho Screenings in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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 Ortho Screenings in Albuquerque, New Mexico

A variety of tooth and jaw issues can be resolved through orthodontics. Dr. Peter Roukema and Dr. Kyle Henry may point out that your child's baby teeth appear crowded, or the relationship between the upper and lower teeth isn’t ideal.

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Adult’s
Complete Checkup

Including complete exam and all necessary X-Rays.

While treatment doesn’t usually start this young, it may help you prepare for the possibility of future corrective care. As permanent teeth start to appear, usually around age 6, Dr. Peter Roukema and Dr. Kyle Henry will monitor the situation and help you decide if early orthodontic treatment is right for your child.

Although many orthodontic wearers are teenagers, braces play a role in some children's earlier years. Since permanent teeth are typically larger than baby teeth, a device called a palatal expander may be used to create more room.

This allows adult teeth to move into place correctly, helping avoid more extensive treatment later on.

A narrow jaw or a large overbite may create a similar dilemma. Gently guiding your child’s jaw growth while they are still growing can make a tremendous difference down the road. Once growth stops during the teen years, sometimes the only corrective measure involves surgery, which is always a scenario to avoid when possible.

The Usual Track

Many youngsters benefit from orthodontics after their baby teeth have fallen out, and the permanent teeth have grown in. The length of treatment time can vary but often falls around two years.

Orthodontic treatment can solve almost every bite issue, but success relies on good patient compliance. Wearing elastic bands consistently, keeping follow-up appointments, and practicing outstanding home care can all lead to a beautiful smile. This commitment involves frequent preventive visits with our hygienist as well. This helps avoid permanent staining from weakened enamel and cavities around brackets. Sunridge Dental Care specializes in helping our orthodontic patients enjoy a successful outcome: a gorgeous, healthy smile.

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