If your child has crooked teeth or a misaligned jaw, Dr. Spelman and Dr. Orlando may recommend orthodontics in Hopewell, New Jersey. Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry whose focus is the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of bad bites. Orthodontic treatment will create a healthy bite and straight teeth. Orthodontics is used when teeth are crowded, spaced too far apart, meet abnormally, or do not meet at all. Braces and aligners are the appliances orthodontists most commonly use to guide your teeth into their proper places.

Dr. Orlando and Dr. Spelman both perform early treatment orthodontics, meaning that orthodontic treatment starts at a much younger age than traditional orthodontics. Growth modification is possible when orthodontia is performed at an early age, while the jaws are still growing. The doctors use growth modification appliances and techniques to improve the position, length or width of the jawbones. By modifying growth while straightening the teeth, very few cases require the removal of permanent teeth and treatment is completed at a younger age. Most children complete their orthodontic treatment before they enter high school!

We encourage you to contact Orlando Family Dentistry, LLC today to learn more and to schedule your next visit with our dentists.