ALPHARETTA, GA, August 26, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Before a child is born, some parents are already worrying about their teeth. It could be they wonder if their own crooked teeth will be passed down. Quite possibly, their concern is also about how to fund the cost of braces. They might ask, "Should I save money for college or braces?"
One way these parents are reducing their expenses, and the stress on their child, is through two-phase orthodontic treatment. Beginning around the second grade, a child in Johns Creek should see an orthodontist like Dr. Nima Hajibaik to know if they are a good candidate.
Choosing two-phase orthodontic treatment can make the bracing process easier by reducing the number of extracted teeth. The less the child can be stressed, the better. Hajibaik wants his patients to know that, "Treating the situation early is the best way to realize superior orthodontic results. Bracing is easier for the children when their jaw has been properly aligned."
Phase one expands the jaw to make space for adult teeth. In many cases, this can reduce the need to pull out any teeth before bracing begins. Hajibaik explains, "I correct jaw size discrepancies in phase one because the jaw bones are still malleable. Once a child has grown up a bit more, it is nearly impossible to this and extractions become necessary."
After phase one is a resting period while the permanent teeth arrive. A child should continue to receive regular cleanings from their family or pediatric dentist. On average, this means visiting them for a checkup and cleaning two to four times a year. This habit should continue into phase two as well.
When the permanent teeth are in, phase two begins. Alpharetta dental braces are installed to move the teeth into their best position. Invisalign treatment may be an option for some, but other children will prefer ceramic or lingual braces. This phase lasts an average of 24 months, followed by lifelong retainer wearing to keep their straight smile healthy and looking great.
To learn more about Newpark Orthodontic visit www.newparkorth.com
or call (678) 389-9400.
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About Newpark Orthodontics:
Newpark Orthodontics is located in Alpharetta, GA and serves the Cumming, Johns Creek, Roswell, Milton and Suwanee communities. Dr. Nima Hajibaik is board-certified with specialist certification in orthodontics and dentofacial orthodontics.