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CONCORD, CA, September 01, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr. My Phan, pediatric dentist in Concord, encourages parents to bring their children in to see if early orthodontic treatment is necessary. Early orthodontic treatment is done before the permanent teeth erupt or when the child has very few permanent teeth present. The goal of early orthodontic treatment is to guide the growth of the child's upper and lower jaw to make adequate space for the eruption of all permanent teeth.
"Early orthodontic treatment sets children up for more aligned permanent teeth and a symmetrical jaw. With early treatment, your child can gain back their confidence with properly developed permanent teeth. I hope parents consider this option for their children if necessary," said Dr. My Phan, pediatric dentist in Concord, CA.
One of the most common orthodontic appliances used in early orthodontic treatment is an expander. These appliances might look intimidating to patients, but it is important to inform your child that expanders are harmless. Expanders are most commonly known as palatal expanders and are used generally when a patient has a cross bite. A cross bite is when your upper and lower jaws don't align together properly. Instead of the upper being directly or almost on top of the lower jaw, the teeth in the upper jaw are located "inside" the teeth in the lower jaw. Without expanders, the jaw will end up growing asymmetrically and lead to pain and discomfort later on in life.
Dental braces are a type of orthodontic treatment used in Concord at the Dental Specialty Group to correct teeth that are crowded, crooked, protruding, out of alignment or have irregular spacing. By moving teeth into their ideal position, dental braces help to create a more attractive and healthier smile for children. When teeth are crooked or crowded, it is often difficult to keep them clean. If brushing and flossing cannot be properly completed, tooth decay, gum disease and even tooth loss can occur.
To schedule an appointment with the Concord, CA pediatric dentist, patients can either call (925) 680-4444 or use the online appointment request form. To do this, patients or parents simply need to enter in the date, time and a few words detailing the nature of their appointment into the online form. Shortly after this, the practice's scheduling coordinator will follow up with a confirmation of the appointment.
To learn more about Dr. Phan, her staff or any of the services provided at her practice, patients are encouraged to visit the practice's comprehensive pediatric dental website that can be found at http://www.dsgpediatric.com.
About Dental Specialty Group: Dr. My Phan, Concord pediatric dentist, is a graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. As a pediatric dentist, she is focused on providing the best care to infants, children and adolescents. This Concord children's dentist is a member of several professional dental associations including the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Dental Association, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry and the Santa Clara Dental Society.
Dental Specialty Group
1255 Willow Pass Road
Concord, CA 94250
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