Minor Ortho Therapy
Interceptive orthodontic therapy treatments for your child.
Here at Small World Dental our pediatric dentist in Staten Island is focused solely on your child’s oral health and wellbeing. Within the scope of caring for your child, we’re often monitoring their teeth for potential abnormalities that they may never have.
When these abnormalities do present, it’s often in the child’s best interest to take swift, effective action against them by using one of the following interceptive techniques:
Shaping their baby teeth
To maintain a healthy development of your child’s teeth our pediatric dentist in Staten Island may need to make their baby teeth slightly more narrow in an effort to better align them with the rest of their teeth.
Minor jaw expansion
A corrective procedure that helps with properly shaping and their bite. Often used to correct posterior crossbites.
Habit appliance therapy
Is your child tongue thrusting or finger sucking habitually? With habit appliance therapy our pediatric dentist in Staten Island can help them stop their habits with the application of a non-permanent appliance behind their teeth.