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Another area of concern among young patients is tonsils and adenoids. They’re lymphatic tissue in the back of the mouth and throat. They are there primarily to help fight infection when we are young. Nevertheless they can be a problem if they become distended or get...read more
Tooth crowding and narrowness of the upper jaw is amongst the most common types of malocclusion and results in a misalignment of the upper and lower teeth. This leads to the lower jaw being trapped back and not allowing it to grow to its full and proper position, that...read more
Orthopedic expansion or the use of a palatal expander can help widen the jaw allowing more space for the permanent teeth to come into the best position. I see this as early orthopedics more than orthodontics because we are helping to develop the jaw bone, not the...read more
If your child has crooked teeth or a misaligned jaw, it's time for an orthodontic screening. Braces are still the primary means for straightening teeth and correcting misaligned bites in children. But braces are no longer the mouth full of shiny metal you...read more