A to Z Pediatric Dentistry is pleased to offer Orthodontic services to our patients.
Children should see an Dentist who specializes in Orthodontics by age 7 to advise if orthodontic treatment is required and it is the best time for that patient to be treated. The first permanent molars and incisors have usually come in by that time and crossbites, crowding, and other problems can be evaluated. Early treatment can simplify later treatment.
Between the ages of 11 and 15 is the most common time for orthodontic treatment, and for good reasons. By 12, most if not all of the permanent teeth have erupted and are in place, and crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites can easily be detected. These problems will hardly ever correct themselves, so this is when most parents decide to seek orthodontic treatment.
No Impressions Needed
At A to Z Pediatric Dentistry, we utilize digital scanning to prep braces for our patients. In the past, messy putty impressions were put into the child’s mouth and they were forced to keep them in for a few minutes. This often causes an uncomfortable gag reflex in the child.
We use a Digital Impression Scanner – a revolutionary new technology that in just minutes captures a digital impression of the mouth which is more accurate and eliminates the need for uncomfortable traditional putty impressions. By gently moving the scanner over a child’s teeth, we can get a detailed readout of the teeth structure.
Types of Braces We Offer
These are the metal brackets and wires that most people picture when they hear the word “braces.” The technology has improved to make them more effective and less obtrusive.
Invisalign ® Teen Clear Braces
We are certified in Invisalign ®, a revolutionary way of straightening your teeth without metal wires or brackets. Invisalign ® works through a series of clear, comfortable, and virtually invisible aligners that you can remove whenever you eat, drink, brush or floss. Most mature teens and adults are candidates for this revolutionary breakthrough!
Invisalign ® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that Invisalign clear bracesyou wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements that we plan out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
Damon Braces Provider
Damon System braces use passive self-ligating brackets that provide gentler moving forces to your teeth, resulting in reduced discomfort, fewer appointments and less overall treatment time! Plus, Damon braces use no elastics, meaning your braces are less noticeable and promote better oral hygiene than conventional braces.
When we remove your braces, we will begin the retention stage of your treatment. The retention phase lasts for a minimum of 24 months. Your final orthodontic result depends on your retainers, so follow through with the hard work you’ve put in so far. Remember to remove your retainer before brushing, and brush your retainer before placing it back in your mouth.
Orthognatic Jaw Surgery
Corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) treats and corrects abnormalities of the facial bones, specifically the jaws and the teeth. Often, these abnormalities cause difficulty associated with chewing, talking, sleeping and other routine activities. Orthognathic surgery corrects these problems and, in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, will improve the overall appearance of the facial profile.
My kids did not want to leave Dr. Z’s office!! Hands down the BEST dental experience my kids, 17 months and 3 years, and I have ever had! The office is spotless and the staff treated us like family. My kids were enthralled with the toys and ipad wall in the waiting room, the TV’s on the ceiling of the exam room, the huge prize wall and the “big kid” nature of Dr. Z himself. We will never go anywhere else!!
Dr. Z was amazing. Our 2.5 year old boy was immediately drawn to the activities in the waiting room which was nicely decorated. My son loved interacting with Dr. Z whose demeanor was great. While I expected my son to cry some, Dr. Z was great about keeping the appointment as stress-free as possible. My son and I talked later that night about how much fun he had at the appointment. We will definitely bring our kids back for future cleanings.
We loved Dr. Z! I brought all three of my kids including my son with special needs/sensory issues and my daughter for her first visit to the dentist!
Highly recommend. Great experience for the kids. Took my 5, 2.5 and 1.5 year old boys to AtoZ last summer. It was my first time taking them all together, and my 1.5 yo’s first time at the dentist. Thankfully it was a breeze. From the moment you walk in, the staff helps with the kids. The kids themselves went straight to the nicely mounted ipads on the wall. It was actually a mini break for me as I got to enjoy some coffee peacefully. Dr. Z came and developed immediate rapport with my kids in t…
I absolutely love this place the staff is great!
My son just turned 1 year old and I brought him to the dentist for his first dental appointment…Dr. Hassan is SO great! He’s wonderful with children. My son will definitely continue to see him!
I’ve had some bad experiences with Pediatric dentists so taking Alya to a new one had me expecting the worst but Dr. Hassan blew us out of the water. The attention he gave my daughter made a typically painful visit extremely enjoyable. I’m relieved we’ve finally found a dentist we can rely on. We will continue to bring our daughter and will recommend Dr. Hassan to our friends and family. Thank you Dr. Hassan and staff!
WoooooW!!! Such a wonderful place and EXCELLENT staff!!! My girls were afraid to go to the dentist, but by the end of our visit my youngest began to pout because she didn’t want to leave. Dr. Z was amazing he really made sure our visit was comfortable and fun! I wish I could give more stars because 5 is just not enough. Thank you soooo much for a wonderful dental experience ALL SMILES HERE!!! 🙂
Everybody knows how hard children are to handle. I took my one year old for her very first time to the dentist, and I was amazed on how Dr. Hassan was able to keep her calm while attending to her dental needs in the most professional way!
Dr. Z and his staff are excellent! Professional but acutely aware of a child’s point of view and cater to their emotional well-being as well as dental health. Our son had a traumatic fall and had to have some teeth pulled, and Dr. Z made the whole process as pain and stress-free as possible.He and his staff even followed up with us on our cell phones over the weekend to see how he was doing. If you have kids who need to go to the dentist, don’t go anywhere else!!