Wellington Early Orthodontic Treatment

Laying the foundation for lifelong smiles

Pioneering smiles with foresight

We champion a conservative approach to early orthodontic treatment, earning the trust and appreciation of parents. Our philosophy centers on the belief that every child’s dental journey is unique, needing a thoughtful and patient approach toward intervention.

We provide tailored solutions that address the unique needs of growing children. Our Wellington early treatment approach is designed to:

  • Prevent more complex orthodontic issues
  • Guide jaw growth for better alignment
  • Address harmful oral habits
  • Promote healthier dental development

Contact us today at (561) 762-6200 to schedule a consultation or book online and learn how early orthodontic treatment can benefit your child.

Your smile is our promise: 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

At Family Orthodontics of Wellington, your satisfaction is guaranteed. We’re committed to your happiness, and if you're not completely satisfied with your treatment, we'll make it right. Dr. Danny and our team stand behind your orthodontic journey, ensuring a lifelong smile you'll love. Trust us to deliver exceptional results!*

*Excludes circumstances dealing with lack of compliance. Learn more during your consultation.

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Why choose our conservative approach?

  • Selective intervention: We reserve Phase 1 treatment for cases where immediate action is necessary to prevent harm or more complex future issues.
  • Focus on Development: Opting to wait until all adult teeth have emerged for many patients, we aim to save families from unnecessary treatments, expenses, and time.
  • Annual Monitoring: Yearly consultations to monitor your child’s dental development are offered at no charge, ensuring interventions are timely and truly necessary.

When intervention is necessary

In those rare instances where early treatment is indispensable, our commitment lies in offering efficient and effective solutions. This includes rectifying issues such as:

  • Crossbites: Preventing wear on adult teeth and gingival thinning.
  • Immediate Concerns: Addressing any condition that should not wait until the eruption of all adult teeth.

We champion a comprehensive treatment strategy for other conditions when all adult teeth are in place, typically around 12-13 years old.

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Our early orthodontic treatment options

We’re committed to your child’s oral health and happiness, offering a variety of early orthodontic solutions to ensure the best possible start for their smile.

Interceptive Appliances

Interceptive appliances can correct developmental issues early, reducing the need for more invasive treatments later. These custom devices are designed to:

  • Address specific jaw growth problems
  • Create space for crowded, emerging teeth
  • Reduce the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth
  • Guide the proper growth of the jaws

Space Maintainers

Space maintainers are used to hold space for permanent teeth when baby teeth are lost prematurely, ensuring proper spacing and alignment as your child grows.

  • Keeps space open for the correct eruption of permanent teeth
  • Tailored to your child’s mouth for comfort and effectiveness
  • Allows for the natural development of jaws and teeth

Early Aligners

Early aligners are designed for children and can correct minor misalignments and guide the teeth as they emerge, ensuring a straighter path to a beautiful smile.

  • Nearly invisible aligners suitable for young patients
  • Easy to remove for cleaning, eating, and sports activities
  • Each set is custom-made to fit and gently guide the child’s teeth

FAQs about early orthodontic treatment

When should my child start early orthodontic treatment?

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, scheduling your child’s first orthodontic consultation by age 7 allows for a timely evaluation of their need for early intervention. This age is selected because it coincides with a mix of baby and permanent teeth, which is ideal for assessing potential orthodontic issues.

What is the first phase of orthodontic treatment?

Phase 1, or early orthodontic treatment, focuses on jaw growth and bite development. It aims to create adequate space for incoming permanent teeth and address any significant bite discrepancies, such as crossbites or underbites.

What are the benefits of starting orthodontic treatment early?

Initiating orthodontic treatment at an early stage can significantly influence your child’s dental development, offering benefits such as:

  • Preventing more complex dental issues
  • Guiding jaw growth
  • Reducing treatment time later
  • Enhancing self-esteem

How do I know if my child needs early treatment?

Look out for signs such as crowded, misplaced, or protruding teeth, difficulties with biting or chewing, mouth breathing, and early or late loss of baby teeth. These could indicate the need for an orthodontic evaluation. However, because some issues are not visible to the untrained eye, a consultation with an orthodontist is essential for a comprehensive assessment.

How long does Phase 1 orthodontic treatment last?

The duration of Phase 1 treatment varies based on the individual’s needs but typically ranges from 6 to 18 months. Following this phase, there is usually a resting period before beginning any necessary Phase 2 treatment.
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What to expect from your child’s early orthodontic treatment

  • Initial evaluation: We begin with a comprehensive examination to assess your child’s orthodontic needs.
  • Customized treatment plan: Based on the evaluation, we’ll develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your child’s unique situation.
  • Treatment implementation: Whether it’s interceptive appliances, space maintainers, or early aligners, we ensure comfortable fit and detailed instructions for care.
  • Ongoing support: Regular check-ups allow us to monitor progress and adjust treatment as your child grows.

Where smiles meet comfort

Enhanced Amenities

Enjoy our complimentary coffee bar (hot chocolate for the kids!), game room, and toothbrushing station. A private treatment room is also available for those desiring more privacy.

Positive Atmosphere

Our office radiates positivity. We’re proud to foster a light, peaceful, and overall uplifting environment to ensure you feel at ease.

Safety First

We strictly follow CDC, OSHA, and Florida State sterilization guidelines, ensuring clean instruments and workspaces.

Fun for All

We make orthodontics fun with seasonal contests, patient incentive programs, free Wi-Fi, and a kid zone for our youngest patients.

“Unbelievable transformation! Dr. Danny Bass and his team are exceptional. Despite living in Palm Beach Gardens, I chose him for Invisalign due to his unmatched care and talent. I’m pleased with my beautifully straight teeth from this outstanding practice!”

Jodie F.

“Dr. Danny Bass is the very best! I had Invisalign for 14 months, and the results were incredible. Thank you, Dr. Bass and staff, for an excellent experience. I’ll recommend my friends and family. So happy, with my smile.”

Robin H.

“They’re truly amazing here! They never miss, always positive and on point. I’m glad I chose them because they made my Invisalign experience easy and smooth. I love my new smile!”

Erica M.

Join our family of dazzling smiles!

Dive into the world of personalized care and exceptional service at Family Orthodontics of Wellington.

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12797 Forest Hill Blvd Ste 6A
Wellington, FL 33414



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