Today it is recommended that children have their first orthodontic consultation by age 7. At this time, our Southland Park FL orthodontist at Freedman & Haas Orthodontics will let you know if your child is a good candidate for two-phase orthodontic treatment.
When your child comes to our orthodontic practice for a consultation, he or she will be seen by one of our expert and well-liked orthodontists, either Dr. Douglas Freedman or Dr. Sharon Haas. Our Southland Park FL orthodontist will see if your child will benefit from two-phase orthodontic treatment that uses both tooth straightening and physical changes that the young child’s jaw is going through so that the jaw can be properly adjusted, if necessary. The main benefit of this two-phase orthodontic approach is to allow our orthodontist to accomplish ideal aesthetic results for your child that will remain stable throughout their lifetime. Children who go through early phase-one treatment, are usually having their jaw adjusted so that it will be able to accommodate all of the teeth of the child’s mouth which have yet to erupt. This cannot be done at a later age, and improper jaw size is the reason why many teens who are having orthodontic care need to have tooth extractions. Interceptive orthodontic care not only eliminates the need for many tooth extractions, but also makes it likely that the orthodontic care needed later on will be much less involved, and much less costly. If a patient has a jaw discrepancy, this can be treated while the child is still young, and early treatment makes it much more likely that the result will be stable and long-lasting. Phase one care also allows treatment so that the upper and lower jaws properly relate to each other. This type of early phase one treatment occurs between the ages of seven and eleven.
To learn more about two-phase orthodontic treatment, simply make an appointment for you and your child to meet with our Southland Park FL orthodontist.
If you have an urgent need related to orthodontics, we’re here to help. Turn to us at Freedman & Haas Orthodontics as your experts. Whether a phone call to our office for essential guidance or a trip to see our emergency orthodontist in West Palm Beach FL, your situation will be addressed quickly and effectively.
Some of the most common difficulties you are likely to encounter include lost, broken, or protruding wires or ligature. It not dealt with in a timely manner, you run the risk of a tongue injury. Do not, however, cut the wire. You could accidentally swallow it, turning an orthodontic emergency into one that can affect a lot more than your teeth. Instead, in advance of your visit to our emergency orthodontist in West Palm Beach, use the eraser end of a pencil or orthodontic wax to push the wire back into position. If you do get scratched or cut, rinses with warm salt water and use antiseptic rinse to clean the area. Over-the-counter pain relievers are ideal if there is any residual discomfort. Sooner, rather than later, you will need to have the wire repaired by us. Another concern is a bracket that gets knocked off. It can cut your gums, cheek, or tongue. Again, use some orthodontic wax over the bracket to protect yourself until you get to our emergency orthodontist in West Palm Beach FL. And for mouth irritation, which can occur, especially when you first have your braces put in, warm salt water rinses and/or over-the-counter pain relievers are the best strategy. Typically, any discomfort will not last for very long.
We want you to have a positive and safe experience when you wear braces. In order to ensure that, we make ourselves available to handle your urgent needs. Do not hesitate to contact us.
If you are looking for an excellent orthodontic practice, you will want to become familiar with our practice, Freedman & Haas Orthodontics. At our orthodontic practice West Palm Beach FL, you can be seen by one of our top-notch dentists, just one of whom is Dr. Douglas Freedman.
When you have orthodontic care, you may run into some orthodontic emergencies. Orthodontic emergencies do happen rarely, however if they do occur, you will be happy to know that our orthodontists are available around the clock to help you. We ask that you call our orthodontic practice West Palm Beach FL whenever you experience severe discomfort, or when you have a problem with your braces that you simply cannot take care of by yourself. We will be able to schedule an appointment with you so that this problem can be resolved. Happily, you may be able to temporarily solve many braces problems yourself until you come to our office for your next scheduled appointment. It is helpful to learn the different names of the parts of braces so that you can talk to our office staff and describe exactly what the problem is. Even after you do fix the problem, we recommend that you contact our office to schedule a time when you come in to have the problem repaired. When you first get your new braces, you may feel soreness in your mouth, and your teeth may feel tender. If the tenderness is severe, we recommend that you take aspirin. We can also show you how to put wax on braces to lessen any discomfort. If an appliance is poking you inside your mouth, place wax on the part that is doing this. If you have a loose bracket, leave it and put wax on it. If the wire comes out completely, wrap the bracket with the tissue.
Whether you are looking for expert orthodontic care for either yourself or your child, you will want to visit us at Freedman & Haas Orthodontics. Our 33401 orthodontist, Dr. Douglas Freedman or Dr. Sharon Haas, can provide you with many different types of braces options for your orthodontic treatment; after an initial consultation our orthodontist can provide you with the treatment options which will work best for you.
Traditional metal braces are still a very popular treatment option. However, today’s metal braces are very different than the metal braces of years ago. This is because the metal braces now have metal brackets which are much smaller and much smoother. The braces are made of a stainless steel material and straighten your teeth using brackets and archwires. Our younger patients enjoy adding colored rubber bands to these braces so that they can have a unique smile. These braces are very versatile and can treat a wide range of bite problems. Gold braces are very similar to metal braces, but they are coated in gold. This gold treatment is purely a cosmetic option and in no way affects function. At our orthodontic practice our 33401 orthodontist also offers treatment with ceramic braces. Ceramic braces are made of clear materials. They are much more difficult to see than the metal braces, and are a popular treatment option for our older teenagers and adult patients. However, when you have ceramic braces you do need to really focus on excellent oral hygiene as ceramic braces brackets are larger than metal braces. Ceramic braces are generally used on upper front teeth much more often than on lower teeth. We also offer treatment with Invisalign invisible braces which actually uses a series of clear plastic aligners for treatment. And finally, we offer lingual braces that sit behind the teeth and cannot be seen when you smile or speak.
Are you sick of worrying about the appearance of your crooked, misaligned, clustered or spaced-out teeth? Do you or your children need braces in Palm Beach? At Freedman & Haas Orthodontics, we can help.
Freedman & Haas Orthodontics has been providing elite orthodontic services to patients in the Palm Beach community for many years. Our friendly and highly trained staff uses state-of-the-art techniques and advanced orthodontic technology to ensure that your entire family can receive the high quality orthopedic care it deserves in an environment that’s welcoming, soothing, and underwater-themed! We’re proud to offer a wide array of services and technology, including the Damon System, Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, Temporary Anchorage Devices, Herbst, 3D imaging, and many more. In other words, we can happily help you find the braces in Palm Beach that work best for your lifestyle and smile goals. We provide many different kinds of braces, including traditional metal braces, gold braces, ceramic braces, Invisalign aligners, and lingual braces. We’ve found over time that many of our patients are familiar with the prior options, but have not heard of lingual braces. Lingual braces are a little-known teeth straightening solution that involves braces that are hidden behind the teeth and are therefore undetectable to the outside world. Lingual braces are custom made to match the shape of our patients’ teeth so that each set is made specifically for the patient. They’re an excellent option for athletes, models, actors/actresses, musicians who play wind instruments, and adult professionals who hope to correct their malocclusion without giving up their polished appearance. Invisalign is another option often chosen by athletes, models, and professionals; discreet and nearly undetectable plastic aligners are used to slowly move teeth into place, allowing for people to straighten their teeth without putting their professions at risk.
If you’re curious about which types of braces in Palm Beach could work for you, give us a call at Freedman & Haas Orthodontics and speak with a trained professional today!
At our orthodontics practice we provide treatment for children, teens, and adults. Today, orthodontic care is appropriate at all different ages, with more adult patients than ever before coming to visit our Palm Beach orthodontist, Dr. Douglas Freedman or Dr. Sharon Haas.
We provide many different types of orthodontic treatment, as well as treatment with different braces options. Our Palm Beach orthodontist at Freedman & Haas Orthodontics, will first assess your individual smile situation and let you know which type of treatment option will work best for you. Parents are urged to bring in their children aged between seven and 11 so that they too can receive an evaluation by our orthodontist. Today, it is common for young children to receive orthodontic care so that they will need to have less involved care later on, when they are a teen. Interceptive orthodontic care may involve influencing the growth of the jaws so that they will be able to accommodate all of the teeth that have yet to erupt. This type of treatment is much easier when the child is young, and the jaw is still growing. For our teen patients and adults, we offer many different types of braces options. Many of our adult patients enjoy treatment with Invisalign because they are able to have their teeth straightened without the use of wires or brackets on their teeth. We also offer other braces options. Metal braces are still the most common types of braces. However, the brackets are much smaller than ever before so they are now much more comfortable and attractive. Ceramic braces are a popular treatment option for teens who do not want to wear traditional metal braces. They are made of clear materials and are much less visible on your teeth than metal braces. We also offer lingual braces which are hidden behind the teeth and cannot be seen when you smile. They are a great option for athletes, people in the public eye, and adult professionals.
To meet with our Palm Beach orthodontist, contact our office and let them know you would like an orthodontic consultation.
Freedman and Haas Orthodontics is a unique orthodontic practice that offers state-of-the-art treatment in a warm and nurturing environment. A great experience awaits you in our underwater, whimsically themed office. We will delight you with our friendly atmosphere and professional team, and these are certain to exceed your expectations.
Trust your smile to our Board Certified husband and wife team. Our focus is on providing excellent and detail oriented care. As Board Certified Orthodontists, we aim to ensure that you are receiving the most outstanding care available. Board Certification is a distinction held by only a few practitioners locally, and less than 25% nationally. It is a process which requires passing a rigorous exam along with years of preparation and presentation of superior treatment outcomes to expert examiners.
Whether you are 7 or 70, you’ll appreciate the shorter treatment times and greater comfort offered by Damon System™ and Damon Clear™ Braces. For those who prefer straight teeth without braces, we are Preferred Providers for Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen™ braces. We consistently stay at the forefront of technology, offering one of the only 3D computer generated digital imaging machines in an orthodontic office to help diagnose complex situations.
With four school age children of our own, you are bound to find a family-friendly environment at Freedman and Haas Orthodontics. Our staff sparkles with enthusiasm and we never lose sight of the fact that you are the reason we’re here. A game area, movies, birthday celebrations, theme weeks, daily baked cookies, gourmet coffees and teas all provide a welcoming and entertaining experience. Monthly contests and a token reward system offer prizes and incentives for patients. In addition, our annual holiday skating party event is always a hit.
Contact either our Wellington or West Palm Beach orthodontic office for a complimentary consultation that includes digital X-rays.