When someone has teeth or jaws that are misaligned, it can cause a whole series of problems. When the teeth and jaws are misaligned it interferes with the ability to bite, chew and speak properly. When someone has crowded and/or crooked teeth, it makes it more difficult to effectively clean them. That can lead to more dental problems such as cavities or gum disease. That’s why we highly recommend that if you or your children have any of these problems that you make an appointment to see our expert Maspeth Queens orthodontist, Rekha Gehani, DDS as soon as possible.
Straight teeth will improve a person’s life in many ways. When one gets crooked, gapped, misaligned and/or overcrowded teeth corrected through orthodontic treatment it will greatly improve oral health and functionality. It will enable the person to speak more clearly, chew properly, protect your gums from becoming unhealthy (from gum disease), eliminate or at least decrease the need for jaw surgery and reduce or eliminate the need to extract permanent teeth. By getting the problems corrected, it can also greatly improve one’s confidence. When teeth and jaws are in alignment, it creates a more attractive smile, eliminating the fear of speaking to people and smiling. This helps a person emotionally and socially. Both adults and children can receive orthodontic treatment from our Maspeth Queens orthodontist. It’s important to get treated as early as possible. Early treatment will not only start correcting the current problems but will greatly reduce the likelihood of future dental problems. If a children have orthodontic problems it can also negatively impact their school experience, especially if they’re unable to speak clearly. Also, since baby teeth are the placeholders for adult (permanent) teeth, it’s important to take good care of them.
Malocclusions often become noticeable between the ages of 6 and 12 when adult teeth start to erupt. The American Academy of Orthodontics recommends that at age 7. If your children are 7 years old or their permanent teeth haven’t erupted yet, they can receive interceptive orthodontic treatment. This is also called phase one orthodontic treatment (early treatment before permanent teeth erupt). Most children who receive phase one will require phase two also. However, phase one can benefit them because phase two should be easier. We encourage you to call our office to schedule an evaluation for your children with our expert Maspeth Queens orthodontist, Rekha Gehani, DDS. We are committed to providing your family with high quality care in a warm, gentle manner.