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Kids should see the Tysons Corner, VA orthodontist by age 7

January 2, 2016

Filed under: Orthodontics — Dr. Farshad Farhoumand @ 10:36 pm

Tysons Corner, VA orthodontisSee the Tysons Corner, VA orthodontist by age 7 to avoid many dental issues. Dr. Ignacio Blasi is the staff orthodontist at Avanti Dentistry.

When should your child receive an orthodontic evaluation? Experts at Avanti Dentistry in Tysons Corner, VA believe your orthodontist can spot and treat problems early for easier and more effective treatment.


Why are orthodontics important?

Children, teens and adults alike receive orthodontic treatment for several important reasons:

  • easier biting and chewing
  • nicer appearance and improved self-image
  • appropriate tooth and jaw alignment
  • elimination of gaps and overcrowding that lead to dental decay, uneven tooth wear and even gum disease
  • correction of oral conditions that lead to earaches, headaches and other health concerns

Dr. Ignacio Blasi Jr. is a board-certified Tysons Corner orthodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He believes in leveraging a child’s unique growth and development to achieve optimal dental health and function. As such, he recommends orthodontic evaluation early in childhood–by the age of 7 at the latest.

This early dental intervention is often termed “interceptive care” because it is designed to catch small problems before they develop into more complex ones as the child grows.  Typically, kids who need treatment get their braces between the ages of 9 and 14.

Young children and Tysons Corner braces

Dr. Blasi and his team at Avanti Dentistry start each orthodontic evaluation with a comfortable and friendly oral exam, focusing particularly on the number of primary and adult teeth erupted, tooth and jaw alignment and aesthetic irregularities such as protruding front teeth, crowding and gaps. He also utilizes the latest in low radiation x-rays and/or CT scans to get a full picture of tooth position, roots and bone structure.

If a patient requires braces, Dr. Blasi takes an oral impression of the top and bottom teeth, too, and puts together a comprehensive treatment plan. Length of treatment varies from child to child, but on the average, kids wear braces from 2 to 3 years and need close monitoring as they brush and floss. Additionally, traditional metal bracket and wire braces present dietary challenges, and parents should restrict their child’s intake of hard, sticky and sugary foods while he or she has Tysons Corner braces.

We’re here to help

Dr. Blasi and the rest of the professional team of specialists confer on the particulars of dental cases that require added expert help. Prosthodontics, endodontics, cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics–they are all in one place at Avanti Dentistry. Parents rest assured that their children receive only the orthodontic care they truly need and that it will produce exceptional results.

Contact Avanti Dentistry to arrange an orthodontic evaluation for your young child.

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