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Darien Pediatric Orthodontist

Orthodontist in Darien

In the past, most patients did not begin orthodontic treatment until around the ages of twelve to fourteen years old. Now, our Darien pediatric orthodontist, Dr. Victor Pardi, is here to inform you about a new, highly effective, cost-efficient, and practical way of thinking about your child’s orthodontic treatment: interceptive orthodontics. Interceptive orthodontics aims to reduce the amount of treatment needed in the future by working with the way your child’s teeth and mouth are naturally developing, in order to guide the development in the proper direction and prevent more extensive treatments in the future. Interceptive orthodontics, then, essentially works in two main phases.

Kid's Orthodontics 06878

Kid’s Orthodontics 06878

The first phase of treatment begins in between the ages of seven and eleven years old. During the first, early intervention stage, our Darien pediatric orthodontist often utilizes treatments like arch expansion, which makes more room for permanent teeth to come in, and orthopedic growth appliances, which work to enhance jaw growth and vastly simplify future orthodontic treatments. Once your child is a few years older, our Darien pediatric orthodontist will begin phase two of the treatment. Because of all the work that has been done previous to this phase, it is usually not very extensive orthodontic work, and is also much less expensive. We often recommend interceptive orthodontics for our patients because teenagers tend to be less compliant with treatment, so it is usually best to get a head start and make the later work a much quicker experience. If you think your child could benefit from interceptive orthodontics, all you need to do is schedule an appointment with Dr. Pardi to get started. During this initial appointment, we can take a look at the current state of your child’s teeth, and let you know which interceptive services might be most beneficial in a two phase treatment plan.

Are you looking to learn more about interceptive orthodontics, or any of the other many services provided by our Darien pediatric orthodontist? If so, we encourage you to visit Dr. Pardi’s main website to look through some more detailed information. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact our staff either by phone or online for assistance. Dr. Pardi and the rest of the staff look forward to working with you and your family at our office soon.

Interceptive Orthodontics Darien
1212 East Putnam Avenue
Riverside, Connecticut 06878
(203) 364-5071

Darien Orthodontist

Orthodontics 06878

If you feel self-conscious or concerned about your smile, then you’re not alone. Many of us are concerned with how straight our teeth appear just as much as the procedures used to correct any irregularities. Additionally, we could be concerned with our bite, or how our teeth meet when our jaws are closed. While there are cosmetic aspects to wanting straighter teeth, it could also mean having a healthier mouth, too. Our Darien orthodontist, Victor Pardi, DDS can give you the thorough consultation you need to take the first steps to having a straighter and healthier smile.

Braces Darien

Braces Darien

When teeth are crowded, crooked, or the teeth of the upper and lower jaw do not meet in alignment when closed, then orthodontic treatment is the way to go. Orthodontics uses any number of installed fixtures to help move teeth slowly over time into their desired position as prescribed by Dr. Victor Pardi, DDS at our Darien orthodontist office. One of the possible fixtures prescribed could be a retainer. Retainers are removable appliances that are placed over the teeth to ensure their position for several years following orthodontic treatment with braces. Retainers help teeth retain their position once braces are removed, but unlike braces they are removable and can be taken out to eat, drink, and clean the teeth. In some cases, a retainer can be used to correct teeth that have seen some movement years after corrective appliances have been used, or if the correction is minimal.

Though retainers can be removed, it is still important to wear them! Dr. Pardi will inform you of your progression following corrective treatment. Often upon the removal of braces, retainers are advised to be worn at most times and only to be taken out at meal times and when the teeth are cleaned. As time goes on and your teeth appear to hold their desired position, the retainer can be used less and less, and you may be advised to only wear them at night time or when sleeping. Our Darien orthodontist knows what’s best for your smile and for your overall dental health and Dr. Victor Pardi, DDS is here to assess which course is right for you and your mouth.

Orthodontic Retainers Darien
1212 East Putnam Avenue
Riverside, Connecticut 06878
(203) 364-5071