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Early Orthodontic Treatment

There is no set age when children require orthodontics. The treatment plan will depend on individual needs. For example, kids with cleft palates get orthodontic appliances before their first teeth erupt.

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children receive an orthodontic evaluation no later than 7 years old.

An experienced orthodontist, such as Dr. Hakim, can identify problems in the way that the face, jaw and teeth are developing in children sometimes as young as 2 or 3 years old. Dr. Hakim pays special attention to the airway and the effect that it could have on growth and development of jaw, and the possible relationship with snoring and sleep apnea.

Early detection and treatment may prevent serious problems from developing and achieve results that may have required surgery once the face and jaws are finished growing.

With a unique orthospaceship setting, our West Hollywood office offers patients an exceptional orthodontic experience. We aim to create a kid friendly, fun, comfortable and welcoming environment. Read on below for more information about early orthodontic treatment.

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When is the best time to begin orthodontics?

Though an orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment which will ensure the best results and the least amount of time and expense. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child’s first orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. At this age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but early examinations can help anticipate the best time to begin treatment.

What are the benefits of early orthodontic evaluation?

Dr. Hakim provides early evaluation in the hopes of detecting problems early and providing greater opportunity for more effective treatment. Dr. Hakim pays special attention to the airway and the effect that it could have on growth and development of jaw, and the possible relationship with snoring and sleep apnea. If orthodontic intervention is not necessary, Dr. Hakim will carefully monitor growth and development and begin treatment when it is ideal.

Why is age 7 considered the optimal time for screening?

By the age of 7, the first adult molars erupt and establish the back bite. During this time, Dr. Hakim can evaluate front-to-back and side-to-side relationships of the teeth. For example, the presence of erupting incisors can indicate possible overbite, open bite, crowding or gummy smiles. Timely screening increases the chances for a healthy and beautiful smile.

What are the advantages of interceptive treatment?
  • Some of the most direct results of interceptive treatment are:
  • Opening the airway, thereby correcting mouth breathing habits.
  • Creating room for crowded, erupting teeth
  • Creating facial symmetry through influencing jaw growth
  • Reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth
  • Preserving space for unerupted teeth
  • Reducing the need for tooth removal
  • Reducing treatment time with braces
Is your child a candidate for orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontics is not merely for improving the aesthetics of the smile; orthodontic treatment improves bad bites (malocclusions). Malocclusions occur as a result of tooth or jaw misalignment. Malocclusions affect the way you smile, chew, clean your teeth or feel about your smile.

Why should malocclusions be treated?

According to studies by the American Association of Orthodontists, untreated malocclusions can result in a variety of problems:

  • Crowded teeth are more difficult to properly brush and floss, which may contribute to tooth decay and/or gum disease.
  • Protruding teeth are more susceptible to accidental chipping.
  • Crossbites can result in unfavorable growth and uneven tooth wear.
  • Openbites can result in tongue-thrusting habits and speech impediments.

Ultimately, orthodontics does more than make a pretty smile – it creates a healthier you.

Adult Orthodontic Treatment Specialized Orthodontic Care For Adults In West Hollywood & Beverly Hills

For more than 30 years, Dr. Isaac Hakim and his team of orthodontic practitioners have transformed the smiles of patients young and old throughout West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. Our “Orthospaceship” is an office environment unlike any other, which combines advanced orthodontic technology with comfort and luxury. Now, more than ever, adults are turning to orthodontic treatment to bring new life to their smiles. Braces aren’t for kids anymore! Learn how Dr. Hakim can transform your smile today!

“As a professional adult, the experience of being treated by Dr. Hakim and his team was beyond my expectations” ~ Taylor M.

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Why Adult Orthodontics Is Beneficial

Adults are turning to orthodontics to improve more than simply their smile. Here’s why adult orthodontics is a great choice:

  • It improves personal appearance and self-esteem.
  • It can drastically improve the health of your teeth and gums as you age.
  • It can minimize abnormal wear and tear of teeth due to uneven bite or grinding.
  • It can prevent headaches, which could be caused by jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain.

“My experience with Dr. Hakim has been nothing short of amazing. I started off with so much pain and discomfort, suffering from my TMJ disorder and now my suffering is gone! I feel like my own self again!” ~ Geovanna M.

Why Adult Orthodontics Is Different Today

Many adults fear orthodontics because, well, we aren’t kids anymore! We have jobs and lives that could be compromised by painful orthodontic appliances or frequent office visits. Good news! Our new adult orthodontic techniques:

  • Reduce pain and discomfort levels.
  • Shorten treatment times.
  • Minimize the need for office check-ups and visits.

“I am a grandmother who never expected she would be wearing braces again. I was apprehensive but Dr. Hakim and his staff comforted me and did a fantastic job. I am very happy with the results!” ~ Leslie P.

What You Can Expect As An Adult Orthodontic Patient

The first step is to visit the office for a consultation. During your visit, Dr. Hakim will examine your, teeth, gums, muscles and jaws. He will evaluate any potential concerns and determine the best course of treatment.  

The first step is the hardest! We will make it easier. Call and come in for a complimentary consultation.

The abbreviation “TMJ” stands for each of the 2 matching “hinges”, called temporomandibular joints, situated on each side of your head.
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Braces Los Angeles

Based on individual differences in candidacy and treatment requirements, a number of orthodontic options are available from our Los Angeles braces expert. Read More

Braces for Kids

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Dental Braces

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Teeth Braces

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Clear Braces/ Aligners Treatment

Dr. Isaac Hakim, our expert in clear braces in Los Angeles offers discreet orthodontic treatment to patients who want bite correction without aesthetic disruption. Read More

Ceramic Braces

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Self-Ligating In-Ovation® Braces

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Lingual Braces

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Metal Braces

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Braces Behind Teeth

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