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Limited Orthodontics for Children Winter Park, FL

Limited Orthodontics An Overview

Dr. Miller provides comprehensive pediatric dental care in Winter Park. This includes a thorough evaluation of the occlusal system of a growing child, looking at the function of the bite and jaw joints. Orthodontic treatment may be considered necessary for the long-term dental health of your child. Orthodontics can address bite problems, malocclusion and a range of dental concerns affecting the function and appearance of your child or teen’s smile. These concerns can include:

  • Crowding of teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Protrusion of teeth
  • Delayed loss of baby teeth
  • Thumbsucking and other oral habits
  • Speech problems
  • Jaw structure concerns

Dr. Miller offers limited orthodontics to treat early structural concerns and tooth placement, also known as interceptive orthodontics that may be part of a long-term plan, or designed to prevent the need for braces. Early intervention can often mitigate the impact of oral development concerns and minimize the treatment needed to establish a healthy and stable oral foundation.
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What Is Limited Orthodontics?

Limited orthodontics treats the primary teeth or a few of your child’s teeth to address bite problems or tooth position without full braces. Dr. Miller may use:

  • Oral appliances
  • Spacers
  • Palatal expanders
  • Partial braces

Limited Orthodontics What to Expect

Dr. Miller will make a recommendation for the use of limited orthodontics as the result of a thorough dental exam, diagnostics and a consultation with the parent or caregiver. Dental impressions will be taken before the placement of the recommended orthodontic appliance, partial retainer or spacers. The length of treatment will depend on the appliance placed and the desired result. Once complete, we may refer you to a local orthodontic specialist for further evaluation and to determine if phase 2 treatment is necessary.

During treatment, we will schedule periodic checkups to monitor progress and make sure your child or teen’s oral health is being maintained. Parents and caregivers should help young patients with orthodontic appliances perform their daily oral hygiene routine to ensure proper brushing and the removal of plaque from all surfaces in the mouth.

Limited Orthodontics FAQs

Are limited orthodontics covered by dental insurance?

In some cases, dental insurance benefits will cover a portion of the cost for limited or interceptive orthodontic treatment. Our office will work with you to determine your benefits and provide details on your cost for your consideration.

At what age should my child receive an orthodontic screening?

As a highly trained and experienced pediatric dentist, Dr. Miller will screen your child for orthodontic concerns during every routine dental exam. If there are issues that could be addressed with limited orthodontics, this typically occurs around the ages of 7-10. Dr. Miller will recommend seeing an orthodontist when necessary.

Why choose Dr. Allison Miller, DDS?