Six Locations:

Melbourne
Merritt Island
Palm Bay

Satellite Beach
Titusville
Viera

Call: 321-914-3972

Treatment for Children

Orthodontic Options for Children

Treatment for childrenThe American Association of Orthodontists recommends a child’s first visit to the orthodontist be no later than 7 years of age.

Bringing your child for an exam at an earlier age allows us to accomplish several goals.

  • Familiarize the patient with an orthodontic office
  • Assess spacing / crowding
  • Assess skeletal deficiencies or facial imbalances
  • Inform you of any current or potential concerns
  • Enroll him/her into our free growth monitoring program

Below we have noted several conditions to be aware of. You may click on the bold dental terms and be directed to a picture and description.

  • Biting of cheeks or into the roof of the mouth
  • Delayed tooth eruption
  • Difficulty in chewing or biting
  • Early tooth eruption
  • Facial imbalance
  • Jaws that shift
  • Mouth breathing
  • Speech difficulty
  • Thumb or finger sucking habit

Treatment Options

Expander – An appliance used to make the upper or lower jaw wider.

Functional Appliances – Appliances that produce force to move the teeth and align the jaws.

Habit Appliances – An appliance used to help a patient stop habits or undesirable forces exerted on the teeth.

Interceptive Treatment – Phase I treatment to address specific concerns in an attempt to make future orthodontic treatment quicker and more efficient.

Space Maintenance – An appliance used to hold space for an unerupted permanent tooth after a primary (baby) tooth has been lost prematurely.

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Our Locations

Melbourne
4531 N. Wickham Rd.
Suite A
Melbourne, Florida 32935
Merritt Island
455 Magnolia Avenue
Merritt Island, FL 32952
Palm Bay
580 Malabar Rd. SE
Suite 1A
Palm Bay, Florida 32907
Satellite Beach
1024 Highway A1A
Satellite Beach, FL 32937
Titusville
1755 S Washington Ave
Titusville, FL 32780
Viera
1715 Berglund Ln
Unit 1
Viera, FL 32940