Advanced Orthodontic Solutions | Montana | Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
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Interceptive Orthodontic Care for the Whole Family

Early orthodontic evaluation, recommended by the American Association of Orthodontists between ages 6 and 8, allows for identifying and promptly correcting growth-related and tooth positioning issues. This proactive approach can address crossbites, underbites, crowding, impacted teeth, jaw development, and airway concerns, often preventing the need for more invasive treatments like jaw surgery in the future.

Welcoming you to your First Visit

We look forward to your first visit, where our friendly team will introduce you to the orthodontic process. We'll discuss your personalized treatment options, estimated duration, and costs during this complimentary consultation. We can take necessary records on the same day, ensuring a seamless and welcoming start to your orthodontic journey.

Pediatric Dental Care Benefits

  • Prevent Bacteria Growth: Our oral hygiene practices effectively prevent harmful bacteria from thriving in your child's mouth, reducing the risk of cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease.
  • Dental Sealants: We offer dental sealants to create a protective barrier on teeth, shielding them from decay and enhancing long-term dental health.
  • Parental Involvement: We keep parents informed at every step, fostering a collaborative approach to pediatric dental care that ensures the best outcomes for your child.
The American Association of Orthodontists advises that children receive an orthodontic checkup by the age of 7. This is because around this age, most adult permanent molars and some front teeth begin to erupt, and jaw growth and development issues become more noticeable. While orthodontics is often associated with pre-teens and teenagers, there are compelling reasons to consider an orthodontic evaluation for your child at an earlier stage.
Orthodontists are dental specialists who undergo an additional two to three years of training beyond dental school to diagnose and treat dental and skeletal irregularities accurately. Their expertise allows them to create beautiful smiles and ensure optimal bite correction and functionality. The title of "orthodontist" is reserved for those with specialized training attesting to their proficiency in treating orthodontic patients.
Many orthodontic problems are hereditary, such as crowding, spacing, extra or missing teeth, underbites, protrusion, periodontal disease, and jaw growth irregularities. However, certain malocclusions can result from finger or thumb sucking, accidents, early or late loss of baby teeth, chronic mouth breathing, premature birth, and other causes.
Orthodontic treatment is increasingly popular among adults, with one in four patients over 18. Contemporary technologies offer smaller, less conspicuous, and more comfortable orthodontic appliances, making treatment more appealing to adults.
Orthodontic treatment serves multiple purposes. Misalignment of teeth and jaws can lead to abnormal tooth wear, chewing and speech difficulties, and excessive stress on supporting bone and gum tissues. Untreated issues often necessitate more extensive dental treatment later in life. Orthodontics can also enhance facial aesthetics and lip positions. Beyond aesthetics, properly aligned teeth are easier to clean and maintain, contributing to better oral health. Orthodontics goes beyond aesthetics; it establishes the foundation for proper tooth, jaw, and lip support.
The duration of orthodontic treatment varies depending on the severity of dental issues, bite and crowding concerns, compliance, and treatment goals. Typically, orthodontic treatment spans 1 to 3 years, a duration determined during a complimentary consultation with our doctors.
Maintaining a healthy diet is crucial during orthodontic treatment. It's essential to avoid sticky, hard, chewy foods like candy and nuts and damaging beverages such as soda and juices. You can still enjoy various delicious meals and snacks while adhering to these guidelines.
Maintaining oral hygiene is vital during orthodontic treatment to prevent staining. Brackets on your teeth create more surfaces for bacteria to cling to, especially near the gum line and between teeth. Frequent and thorough brushing is essential, especially in the morning, at night, and after meals. Consider using products like water flossers and plaque-detecting toothpaste, such as PlaqueHD, to aid in caring for your braces. Your diligence in oral care will ensure your orthodontic treatment progresses smoothly.
The Damon System, unlike traditional braces, utilizes gentle forces to safeguard your teeth and gums during treatment. Beyond straightening teeth, it delivers a naturally beautiful smile. Studies confirm that a fuller, wider smile is more attractive, emphasizing the appeal of upright teeth aligned in an attractive arc. Damon Smile treatment offers gentler force, broader smiles, faster treatment, incredible results, and metal or clear bracket options, all without the need for headgear or unnecessary tooth extractions.
Spark Aligners represent a cutting-edge technology for teeth straightening without braces. Utilizing 3D computer imaging, these clear aligners are custom-made for each patient, allowing precise positioning of teeth. Unlike conventional braces, they offer discretion, regular oral hygiene, minimal dietary changes, and enhanced comfort. Worn for 20 to 22 hours daily, they are an excellent choice for those seeking a subtle smile transformation.
What To Expect

Discover The Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics Difference

Fun Dental Services

We believe in making dental care a delightful experience for kids. Our range of services is specifically designed to cater to their unique needs, ensuring that each visit is beneficial and enjoyable.

Focus on Education

Beyond the chair, we emphasize the importance of good dental health habits. Our team takes the time to educate children about proper oral hygiene practices, setting the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Patient-Centered Care

Building strong relationships with our young patients is at the heart of our approach. We create a welcoming and comforting atmosphere, ensuring every child feels safe and relaxed during their visit.

Pediatric & Orthodontic Expertise

Our highly specialized doctors are experts in both pediatric dentistry and orthodontics. From your child's first dental checkup to addressing adolescent dental needs, we provide the highest quality of care every step of the way.

Comprehensive Services

Whether it's orthodontic consultations, extractions, metal-free fillings, fluoride treatments, digital X-rays, dental sealants, or emergency dental services, we offer a comprehensive range of dental care under one roof.

Safe and Comfortable

We prioritize your child's comfort and safety. Our practice employs advanced techniques, including nitrous oxide and general anesthesia when necessary, to ensure a stress-free and painless experience for your little one.

Fun Dental Services

We believe in making dental care a delightful experience for kids. Our range of services is specifically designed to cater to their unique needs, ensuring that each visit is beneficial and enjoyable.

Focus on Education

Beyond the chair, we emphasize the importance of good dental health habits. Our team takes the time to educate children about proper oral hygiene practices, setting the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Patient-Centered Care

Building strong relationships with our young patients is at the heart of our approach. We create a welcoming and comforting atmosphere, ensuring every child feels safe and relaxed during their visit.

Pediatric & Orthodontic Expertise

Our highly specialized doctors are experts in both pediatric dentistry and orthodontics. From your child's first dental checkup to addressing adolescent dental needs, we provide the highest quality of care every step of the way.

Comprehensive Services

Whether it's orthodontic consultations, extractions, metal-free fillings, fluoride treatments, digital X-rays, dental sealants, or emergency dental services, we offer a comprehensive range of dental care under one roof.

Safe and Comfortable

We prioritize your child's comfort and safety. Our practice employs advanced techniques, including nitrous oxide and general anesthesia when necessary, to ensure a stress-free and painless experience for your little one.

Testimonials

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This office is friendly, professional, clean, and FUN! My daughter was terrified & crying when i told her we had to go to the dentist.. afterwards, she was giggling and asking to go back.My daughter is 10, and my son is a 10 month old infant,…

Jessica Morrell

Jessica Morrell

What a wonderful experience for my girls here at pediatric dentistry! From the welcome from the front desk to the excellent care and patient knowledge! Dr Mari and her assistant really did a fantastic job and made my girls comfortable and happy! Came and left with…

Daren Rockwood

Daren Rockwood

The atmosphere is very comforting and calming at Pediatric Dentistry and the staff was very professional.

Brad Curry

Brad Curry

The staff are all very friendly and extremely accomodating at Pediatric Dentistry!

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