State-of-the-Art Orthodontic Care for Your Child
If you want to preserve your child’s oral health and put them on the road to a lifetime of healthy smiles, Dr. Grussmark can help. He’s been working with patients of all ages in the Miami area for more than 30 years now, so you know you can trust him with your child’s smile.
Does Your Child Need Braces?
Orthodontic issues typically begin to occur around age ten, but they can become noticeable even earlier. That’s why we generally recommend that your child undergoes their first orthodontic exam at age seven.
If your child’s teeth look crooked at any age, it’s possible they need braces. Children are especially at risk for orthodontic issues if they:
- Sucked their thumbs or used pacifiers frequently as a baby
- Grind their teeth
- Press their tongue against their teeth when swallowing (tongue thrust)
The Advantages of Early Orthodontic Care for Kids
Dr. Grussmark offers early treatment plans for our younger patients. These plans act as preventative care, using appliances such as partial braces to guide the development of your child’s teeth, preventing misalignment from developing in the future.
If any of the following conditions apply to your child, they may be a good candidate for an early orthodontic treatment plan:
- Loss of one or more permanent teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Open bite or crossbite
- Cheek biting
- Teeth grinding or clenching
- Difficulty chewing
- Mouth breathing
- Thumb sucking
Sports Mouthguards—Protecting Your Smile
If your child plays a contact sport, Dr. Grussmark can provide a customized mouthguard to protect their teeth from injury. These mouthguards are especially valuable if your child wears braces or any other type of orthodontic appliance, allowing them to continue enjoying the sport they love without jeopardizing their treatment.
Dr. Grussmark customizes each mouthguard by taking a mold of your child’s teeth with their braces on and constructing the appliance to match the exact shape of their bite. These mouthguards offer effective protection for metal braces, Invisalign® aligners, and more.
Visit Centre for Invisible Orthodontics
If you’re concerned that your child may need orthodontic treatment, contact one of our three locations in the Miami area—Dadeland, Brickell, and Merrick Park—to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Grussmark. He’ll thoroughly evaluate your child’s smile, identify any potential issues, and develop an effective treatment plan if necessary.