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Early TreatmentOxnard,CA

Dr. Georgia Haddad offers comprehensive pediatric orthodontic evaluations. As a family dentist, Dr. Haddad will be able to effectively track the development of your child’s teeth as they grow. Dr. Haddad looks for developing signs of overcrowding, imbalance and bite dysfunction. Early orthodontic treatment can prevent additional complex oral health problems and promotes a healthy, stable and confident smile for your child. Dr. Haddad offers traditional braces, Invisalign, and oral appliance therapies for children, adolescents, and adults.

As recommended by the American Dental Association, orthodontic treatment may begin as early as age 7. This is the age that children begin to develop their molars and it becomes evident if there will be crowding or other bite concerns. Beginning treatment as teeth develop can help reduce the impact on the rest of the teeth.
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Multiphase Orthodontics

As a child’s teeth and jaw develop they may require a combination of orthodontic treatments. Dr. Haddad offers multiphase treatment options using a combination of braces and oral appliance therapy. Every orthodontic treatment plan is uniquely developed to meet the goals and needs of each patient. Dr. Haddad will track the development and progress of the patient’s bite and teeth making adjustments as necessary.

Early treatment is ideal as it may allow for optimal results and can improve lifelong oral health. Correcting oral health concerns as they develop helps children avoid additional dental concerns in the future. Straightening teeth and correcting bite concerns can offer a full range of oral health benefits for patients at any stage of oral development.

  • Prevent future oral health damage
  • Maintain space for emerging teeth
  • Reduce the need for braces
  • Create healthy jaw growth
  • Help prevent overbite and under bite issues
  • Reduce the risk of protruding front teeth
  • Reduce tooth extraction
  • Reduce needed treatment time with braces
  • Prevent malocclusions

Early orthodontic treatment helps set children up for a lifetime of improved oral health. Straighter teeth can also promote self-confidence and a better quality of life.

Dr. Haddad offers traditional metal braces, Invisalign for Teen and oral appliances for the comprehensive early treatment of orthodontic concerns.

Oral appliances are custom designed to fit your child’s mouth and can address a range of complex bite problems. Oral appliances are sometimes used to avoid the need for surgery to correct pallet and bite concerns. Narrow pallets, uneven bites, overbites, underbites, and crossbites may be able to be treated with oral appliances.

Dr. Haddad often recommends a multiphase treatment plan for children to allow for optimal results. Oral appliances can be adjusted as the child’s teeth and jaw develop.

Invisalign Teen is a clear aligner system that straightens teeth without the hassle or stigma of traditional braces. Invisalign Teen also offers patients a range of oral health benefits. Teens enjoy their discreet nature and the results, a straighter, more confident smile.

Benefits of Invisalign Teen

Invisalign Teen aligners are removable, clear and comfortable. That means teens are able to enjoy:

  • Healthy diet without restrictions
  • Better oral hygiene
  • Discreetly improve their oral health
  • Avoid emotional stress associated with metal braces
  • Less damage to soft tissues
  • Less chance of tooth discoloration
  • Safer to wear while playing sports
  • Does not interfere with playing instruments

Through a comprehensive evaluation, Dr. Haddad will help teens and their parents determine if Invisalign is right for them. If the patient is a successful candidate, a series of clear aligners will be designed to gradually and comfortably realign their teeth.  Aligners are worn for at least 22 hours a day, and each set is worn for about 2 weeks. Treatment typically takes about one year. Exact times will be determined based on personal orthodontic concerns.