Transforming Children's Smiles with Pediatric Orthodontics

At Zaidi Orthodontics, we are a team of pediatric orthodontists in Simsbury, Rocky Hill, & Wallingford, CT, that is dedicated to creating beautiful, healthy smiles in kids. As experts in the field, we use 3D dental imaging for the precise diagnosis and treatment of young patients. We adhere to the FACE (Functional and Cosmetic Excellence) philosophy, striving for beautifully aligned teeth, proper jaw positioning, and overall oral health.

Start your child’s journey to a stunning smile by scheduling a free orthodontic consultation at our Wallingford, Rocky Hill, or Simsbury offices, where their smile’s future is our passion.

Unlocking the Potential of Early Orthodontic Care

Early orthodontic treatment is a specialized branch of pediatric orthodontics that focuses on addressing dental and jaw issues in children at a young age. It typically starts around the age of eight or nine, known as Phase One, and continues with Phase Two once permanent molars erupt, usually around age 11 or older.

The significance of early orthodontic treatment lies in its ability to intervene during a critical period of a child’s growth and development. By identifying and addressing orthodontic issues early on, we can guide the natural growth of the jaw and correct bite problems, ensuring your child’s smile develops optimally.

Benefits of Early Treatment

  • Jaw Growth Correction: Early treatment allows for the correction of jaw growth issues while a child is still growing, preventing more severe problems in the future. 
  • Prevention of Bite Problems: Addressing bite problems, such as crossbites or overbites, early can lead to improved bite function, speech, and facial aesthetics.
  • Reduced Need for Future Extractions: Early treatment can create the necessary space for permanent teeth to come in correctly, reducing the likelihood of tooth extractions.
  • Enhanced Aesthetics: Correcting orthodontic issues early can lead to a more aesthetically pleasing smile, boosting a child’s self-esteem and confidence.
  • Improved Speech: Addressing orthodontic issues can enhance a child’s speech development, ensuring they can communicate effectively.
  • Less Invasive Treatment: Early orthodontic care often involves less invasive procedures compared to treatment in adulthood, making it a more comfortable experience for them. 
  • Shorter Overall Treatment Time: Early intervention can help address many issues during Phase One, streamlining Phase Two treatment and reducing overall treatment time.
  • Optimal Dental and Facial Development: Early intervention promotes healthy dental and facial development, contributing to overall well-being.
  • Minimized Impact on Daily Life: Children adapt more easily to orthodontic treatment, and early intervention can minimize the disruption to their daily routines.
  • Long-Term Oral Health: Early orthodontic care sets the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health, reducing the risk of dental problems in adulthood.