Do you need a pediatric orthodontist in Bergen County NJ? The Schulhof Center offers quality pediatric orthodontics for kids and we are ready to accept your child as a new patient. It’s one of the best decisions a parent can make for their child’s oral health.
What Is A Pediatric Orthodontist?
A pediatric orthodontist specializes in diagnosing, preventing, and treating teeth and jaw misalignments in children. The earlier orthodontic problems receive treatment, the easier and less costly they are to correct. Common problems pediatric orthodontists treat include overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, crookedness, gaps between teeth, and overcrowding.
When Should A Child First See A Pediatric Orthodontist?
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that parents take their children to see an orthodontist when they reach the age of 7. This is when the first permanent teeth begin to erupt. Even at this early age, a pediatric orthodontist can determine if your child is developing a misalignment or other potential problem that needs correcting.
Pediatric Orthodontist In Bergen County
Dr. Adam Schulhof is a pediatric orthodontist in Bergen County NJ. He is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Schulhof went on to receive his orthodontic training at Columbia University. While he is proficient in providing many kinds of orthodontic treatments, including traditional braces and clear aligners such as Invisalign, Dr. Schulhof is particularly skilled at providing lingual braces.
Dr. Rebecca Eis is also a pediatric orthodontist in Bergen County NJ at The Schulhof Center, having received her specialty training at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine.
What Treatments Does A Pediatric Orthodontist Provide?
The Schulhof Center in Bergen County provides a variety of orthodontic treatments to correct teeth and jaw misalignments. When it comes to children, we employ interceptive orthodontics, which is a two-phase early treatment plan.
This early treatment begins when your child is under 12-years-old, typically between the ages of 7 and 9. At this time, your child will likely require a space maintainer, palatal expander, or light braces for 12 months. This concludes the first phase of treatment. The second phase begins after a rest period of a few years until your child is 12 or 13. At this point, a full set of braces or Invisalign may be necessary.
Braces feature brackets that are bonded to the front or back of each tooth using a special adhesive. They cannot be removed until treatment is complete and there are usually dietary restrictions. Types of braces include traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, self-ligating braces, and lingual braces.
Invisalign is a series of clear removable aligners that patients wear for 22 hours a day and switch to a new set every two weeks. The aligners are made of multiple layers of medical-grade plastic for maximum comfort. Unlike braces, you can eat whatever you want during Invisalign treatment. Both treatments gradually shift teeth into correct alignment over a period of time. To learn more about either treatment, just ask your pediatric orthodontist in Bergen County.
We use state-of-the-art technology such as an iTero digital scanner to create a 3D model of your child’s teeth so they won’t have to bite down into a tray of putty. And Dr. Schulhof and Dr. Eis stay up-to-date on the latest orthodontic techniques. Both have years of experience providing orthodontic treatment to children.
Contact Us Today!
The Schulhof Center proudly serves Bergen County and surrounding communities in New Jersey. Providing orthodontic treatment to children is our specialty. Every child deserves a happy and healthy smile they can be confident in showing off for a lifetime. We offer affordable monthly payment plans and accept all major credit cards and most insurance providers. To make an appointment or to learn more, call our office at 201-523-9450 or schedule a virtual consultation today!