An orthodontic evaluation at our Scottsdale, AZ dentist office allows Dr. Samandari to assess your child’s oral development. During the evaluation, Dr. Samandari will inspect your child’s teeth and gums, as well as the bones and muscles in your child’s mouth. An orthodontic evaluation at our Scottsdale, AZ dentist office will give you the ability to plan ahead for your child’s future dental and orthodontic needs; including the need for braces.
Phase I & Phase II Orthodontic Treatments
If Dr. Samandari performs your child’s orthodontic evaluation and decides that orthodontic treatment is necessary, we will complete it in a two-phase approach. Phase I is usually between the ages of 6 and 10, while your child still has most of their primary teeth.
Dr. Samandari may recommend expansion, an active retainer or partial braces as part of the Phase I treatment. The goal of Phase I is to better prepare your child’s jaws to make room for their permanent teeth and improve the relationship between their upper and lower jaws.
The timing of Phase II treatment is dependent on your child’s growth. The goal of this phase is to make sure each tooth is in the best location possible to function properly. Phase II usually involves full upper and lower braces for your child and will not begin until all of your child’s permanent teeth have come in. Phase II treatment usually lasts for a minimum of 24 months depending on the individual needs of your child.
Metal braces are still the most common type of braces for orthodontic patients. Modern metal braces are much more comfortable than ones worn in the past, as they’re flatter and smaller. Dr. Samandari may recommend braces if you or your child suffer from crooked teeth, crowded teeth, jaw problems or a misaligned bite.
Fastbraces Technology is an orthodontic procedure that targets the root of the tooth to help straighten your smile. Fastbraces Technology uses triangular-shaped braces and a super-elastic nickel-titanium wire.
Traditional braces usually move the crowns of your teeth in the first year, then the roots of your teeth in the second year. Fastbraces Technology helps move both the crown and the root of your teeth at the same time, resulting in a straighter smile in just 3-12 months.
Invisalign® Clear Braces
Aligning your teeth makes them easier to clean, but it also has a huge impact on your appearance. As an Invisalign provider, Dr. Samandari can help you straighten your teeth without having to use traditional metal braces.
Clear, removable Invisalign braces make it easier for you to keep your smile clean and avoid problems like tooth decay and gum disease. The advanced system uses removable plastic trays that are easy to care for and comfortable to wear. No one will ever have to know they’re there!
Retainers And Post-Orthodontic Treatment
Caring for your smile after orthodontic treatment is a vital part of making sure your teeth don’t move after your orthodontic treatment. This is a critical follow-up stage that usually involves wearing a retainer. At A Reason To Smile we offer several different types, all of which are custom-made to fit your smile.
Lost your retainer? We can help! Just give our Scottsdale, AZ dental office a call and we'll help you take the steps you need to get a replacement as quickly as possible.
Questions About Braces or Our Orthodontic Services?
Do you have questions about whether you or your child could benefit from orthodontic services? Call our Scottsdale dentist today to schedule your orthodontic consultation with Dr. Samandari and get all the answers you need!
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