At Glen Graffeo DDS, we offer children's orthodontics to patients throughout the New York area. Glen Graffeo DDS is highly trained and completed more than two years of additional educational training in order to straighten teeth and correct misaligned bites. As a professional orthodontist office, we can help your child to have a beautiful smile while improving their overall health. Straight teeth reduce the risk for cavities and other oral infections, since it eliminates the risk of food being caught in between teeth.
Whether you are concerned with the health of your child or their appearance, we can help. We invite you to schedule a consultation by calling 212-245-5158. During the initial exam, we can identify any challenges that your child may be having with their teeth and their bite, then make recommendations as the best way to correct them. As a children's orthodontist, we offer multiple treatment options and may start with an expander instead of going straight to braces. Depending on their age, this is a good initial solution. Parents throughout the 10111 area, often appreciate that their child can start receiving treatments even before all of their adult teeth have come in. Glen Graffeo DDS can determine whether or not your child qualifies and if not, make a recommendation for when the best time would be for them to start wearing braces.
We offer family orthodontics so that everyone in the family can receive care from the same orthodontist office. This is both convenient and practical. If you are interested in learning about the options for straightening you and your child's teeth, call 212-245-5158 to schedule an appointment with Glen Graffeo DDS. At Glen Graffeo DDS, we are friendly and personable and will work with you to schedule appointment times around your busy schedule. We understand that between work, school and extracurricular activities it can be difficult to make time for visiting the dentist or orthodontist. Our flexibility makes it possible for you and your children to straighten your teeth. Since we provide family orthodontics, you can further benefit from the convenience of scheduling appointments at the same time as your child so that you only have to visit our office once instead of making multiple trips.
Patients throughout the 10111 area, visit our orthodontist office because we offer multiple solutions for straightening teeth. Traditional metal braces are still an effective way to transform smiles. The metal brackets and wires are smaller than they used to be so many adults that wore braces as a child are surprised by how easy they are to wear now. This is still the preferred treatment method for children, but adults can benefit from wearing aligners instead. Clear aligners are an effective way to straighten teeth without anyone noticing that you are doing so. They are a clear plastic tray that is worn all day and taken out only to eat and brush teeth. Patients throughout New York enjoy how convenient this treatment method is. For more information on braces or aligners, call 212-245-5158 to schedule a consultation with our family orthodontics office.
We offer pediatric orthodontics to patients throughout New York New York. This is a unique specialty that requires at least two years of training beyond dental school. Glen Graffeo DDS is experienced in treating young children and helping to prepare their mouth for their adult teeth to come in. While young, many children lose their baby teeth too early. This creates overcrowding problems so that as adult teeth come in, they do so on top of other teeth and may start to push teeth out of place. This is a common problem that can often occur around seven or eight. As it does, many parents seek pediatric orthodontic treatments. At this age, they are typically too young to start wearing braces. Until more of their adult teeth have come in, you don't want to have them wear braces because the treatment time will simply be prolonged. Instead, at Glen Graffeo DDS we frequently suggest that a young child wear an expander in order to gently push their palate outwards and make room for their adult teeth to come in. They may also benefit from wearing spacers around certain teeth. Through a combination of treatments, Glen Graffeo DDS will ensure that your child has room for their teeth and that their mouth is prepared to wear braces in the future.
If you are concerned about how your child's teeth are coming in, the best thing to do is to schedule a consultation. Glen Graffeo DDS can examine their teeth and provide more information about pediatric orthodontics and what their options may be.
At Glen Graffeo DDS, we are a kids' orthodontist that can straighten your child's teeth and improve their appearance. As children age, it can become difficult to live with a crooked smile. This is especially true as they enter their teenage years. If you live in the New York area and what to help your child by improving their appearance, we recommend that you consider braces. Modern braces are an effective way for straightening teeth and aligning your child's bite. In many cases, children suffer from an overbite, underbite, or crossbite in addition to a crooked smile. This can both negatively impact their appearance and make it uncomfortable to eat, speak and even sleep. Glen Graffeo DDS can correct all of these issues with orthodontics treatments.
During your initial consultation, we will examine your child's teeth and take X-Rays in order to determine what their challenges are and the best way to correct them. If their bite is off, Glen Graffeo DDS will make a recommendation for how to correct it while they are wearing braces. This may include using headgear or rubber bands. Both are typically worn temporarily as part of the orthodontics treatment. As a kids' orthodontist, we can tell you what to expect in terms of treatment time and how long your child may need to use these additional solutions. At Glen Graffeo DDS, our staff is highly trained and knows how to help your child straighten their teeth effectively and comfortably. To learn more or to schedule a consultation call 212-245-5158.
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