Early Intervention Orthodontics

Does Your Child Need Preventive Orthodontics Treatment in Red Bank, NJ?

Has your child been told he or she will need braces? Are you concerned with the way your child’s teeth look? Early problems with crooked teeth and bad bites can cause functional problems such as trouble speaking or eating. Dr. DiBona and her team are committed to ensuring your child’s health and the look of his or her smile with early orthodontic intervention or also known as preventive orthodontics in Red Bank, NJ.

Early Orthodontic Intervention

At Denise DiBona, DDS, LLC, we specialize in early intervention orthodontics for children so that we can catch signs of bite problems while they are young and prepare your child for the treatment ahead. When possible, we will do what we can to help guide your child’s teeth to grow in correctly and straight.

During the intervention process, Phase I will begin with arch development and expansion. This is an important part of the entire process as it allows for your child’s teeth to grow in without any crowding issues. The treatment also helps keep the airways clear to prevent sleep apnea from occurring.

Children who are between ages 4 and 12 can undergo an intervention aimed at the development of their still-growing jaws and at expanding their arches. The outcome of this phase will eliminate the need for your child to have his or her teeth extracted due to overcrowding.

We Specialize in Dentofacial Orthopedics

Dentofacial orthopedics is a special area of dentistry in which Dr. DiBona has received additional training. The specialty is designed to help with the growth of your child’s face and jaw throughout the years of childhood. Dr. DiBona will work hand-in-hand with you to monitor the growth of your child’s facial and jaw structure. This will allow her to prepare early for orthodontic treatment that may be needed later on.

Your Child’s Consultation

When your child comes in for his or her consultation at Denise DiBona, DDS, LLC, we will examine his or her mouth to determine whether the teeth and jaw are growing correctly. We will note any problems we see, and Dr. DiBona will discuss your child’s treatment options at the time. You will be able to ask questions, and Dr. DiBona will address all of your concerns. If your child is a good candidate for orthodontic treatments, Dr. DiBona will start him or her on them when the time is right.

Schedule Your Child’s Consultation

If you are ready to have your child’s preventive orthodontics treatment, the team at Denise DiBona, DDS, LLC is ready to help. You can schedule an appointment by calling our Red Bank, NJ dentist office at 732-945-5343. You can also fill out our convenient appointment form, and one of our team members will call you back shortly.