Common Orthodontic Corrections in Adults and Children
DeSimone Orthodontics specializes in creating exceptional smiles by combining artistry and advanced technology. Orthodontics is the specialty of dentistry focused on the diagnosis and treatment of dental and associated facial irregularities. The results of orthodontic treatment can be dramatic — beautiful smiles, improved dental health and an enhanced quality of life for many people of all ages. Orthodontic problems, which can result from genetic and environmental factors, must be diagnosed before treatment begins. Proper diagnosis involves taking photographs, digital radiographs, and dental impressions, which enables Dr. DeSimone to make informative decisions about the form of treatment necessary.
Treatment typically lasts from 6 to 30 months, depending on age and the severity of the orthodontic problem. Outstanding results are also dependent on maximizing the coordination of care between you and our practice. We are committed to delivering the best possible service in order for you to achieve your orthodontic objectives.
Orthodontic Treatment Timing
Classification of Teeth Overview
For a brief overview of the classification of teeth, please click on the image below. It will launch our educational module in a separate window that may answer some of your questions about the classifications of teeth.
Dr. DeSimone provides orthodontic treatment for adults, adolescents and children. We follow the guidelines established by the American Association of Orthodontists by recommending that an orthodontic evaluation take place at age 7 for all children. This early evaluation can help to determine the best time to begin any necessary treatment.
Many progressive treatments are now available for patients 7 to 11 years of age that provide significant benefits, especially when jaw irregularities are present. These treatments may also prevent certain conditions from worsening. Treating children with these types of problems during their growth stages allows our practice to achieve results that may not be possible when face and jaw bones have fully developed. This early treatment can simplify or eliminate additional treatment for the child.
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Both of my children received orthodontic treatment by Dr. DeSimone. We were very pleased with the care and attention offered by the doctor and her staff. Dr. DeSimone was patient and kind in addressing any and all of our concerns. The office is very child-friendly with giveaways and prizes that the kids loved. I highly recommend Dr. DeSimone and her wonderful staff!
- Nicole H
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Great office. Highly recommend.
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Quality and precise orthodontics with an excellent outcome in a warm , friendly and fun atmosphere
- Arthur D