Orthodontic Care

Introduction

An Orthodontist has 2-3 years of specialized training beyond dental school and is a specialist at straightening teeth and insuring proper form and function. Orthodontists create dazzling smiles and offer solutions for every lifestyle and budget. Dental Associates of Cape Cod offers a full range of orthodontic care including braces and Invisalign. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children see an orthodontist no later than age seven.

At Dental Associates of Cape Cod, Dr. Daniel Varallo offers a full range of orthodontic treatment for both children and adults. He offers several cosmetic options for banding including Damon and ceramic brackets. Dr. Varallo also offers Invisalign and Invisalign Teen. Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten your teeth, without braces. Dr. Varallo is the ONLY Elite Preferred Invisalign provider on Cape Cod. Dr. Varallo offers FREE orthodontic consultations.

What Is The Ideal Age To See An Orthodontist?

  • The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children be evaluated at age 7, or younger if a problem is noted.

  • This enables the orthodontist to guide your child's jaw and teeth during their most active growing stages.

  • Research has shown that facial development can be most affected between the ages of 7 and 11.

These Behaviors May Also Warrant Early
Orthodontic Treatment:

  • Grinding of teeth

  • Popping or clicking of the jaws or any difficulty chewing

  • Breathing with an open mouth

  • Habits which involve placing fingers or objects in the mouth

  • Difficulty closing lips over teeth (when child smiles they appear to show too much gum)

Early Treatment Can Prevent:

  • Crowding and the extraction of permanent teeth

  • Surgery to correct jaw malalignments

  • Unsightly facial imbalance

  • Braces at an older age

  • Poor self-esteem resulting from crooked teeth