Hasbrouck Heights NJ Local Dentist

Early Treatment for Children in Hasbrouck Heights NJ

Interceptive orthodontics is an idea that is based on offering early treatment for children when it comes to proper tooth alignment and a healthy positioning of teeth. With the active guidance of our Hasbrouck Heights NJ local dentist, your child can get a head start on a lifetime of optimal orthodontic wellness.

While standard orthodontic care typically begins in adolescence, there are many benefits to starting as early as age 7. During the course of a routine dental checkup or through your own observation, difficulties such as tooth crowding, too much space between teeth, protruding teeth improper jaw growth, or a bite (occlusion) that is out of sync may be discovered. The good news is that our Hasbrouck Heights NJ local dentist can address virtually any issues related to tooth and jaw alignment. And the sooner they are detected and acted upon, the more likely that the outcome will be a positive one. As a matter of fact, later need for braces and/or retainers might be eliminated entirely. At the very least, the severity of challenges in the future can be reduced significantly. This applies not just to the treatment complexity, but also to expense and time. There are symptoms and indications that you should be on the lookout for, as they would be good reasons for bringing your child in to be examined by our Hasbrouck Heights NJ local dentist. Among them are breathing through the mouth, chewing problems, finger or thumb sucking from 5 years old and up, tooth crowding, misplaced teeth, blocked out teeth, baby teeth remaining in too long or being lost too soon, jaws and teeth being out of proportion with the rest of the face, shifting jaws, or sounds made when the jaws move. 

It's a great idea to make an appointment at our office by calling right now. Let your child be examined and evaluated to determine if interceptive orthodontic care would be beneficial. 

Bernard Gorkowitz, DDS
150 Terrace Avenue
Hasbrouck Heights NJ 07604
(201) 282-5350

114 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue
Livingston NJ 07039
(973) 992-7377

Orthodontist in Hasbrouck Heights

Many of the questions that patients ask our Hasbrouck Heights orthodontist are about extractions, and why extractions are necessary before some orthodontic work can take place. While extractions are not always necessary, in many cases they are in order for your orthodontic treatment to be as successful as possible. In most cases, our orthodontist in Hasbrouck Heights calls for extractions for adult patients, because unlike pediatric patients, their palates have finished expanding, and there will be no increase of room for teeth to be spread apart in adult patients.

If your teeth are crowded and you are seeking orthodontic treatment in order to straighten them, some of your teeth may need to be removed in order to make space for the crowded teeth to be straightened out. Dr. Gorkowitz usually begins by recommending that the wisdom teeth be removed if they have not been removed already earlier in life. From there, if more teeth need to be extracted to make the proper amount of space, Dr. Gorkowitz may recommend that the back bicuspids be removed, and in order to remain symmetrical, the same teeth on the upper and lower parts of the jaw will need to both be removed. We only resort to tooth extractions if we deem them completely necessary, and if we fully believe that the extractions are required to give you the results you are seeking.

If you would like to learn more about extractions or any of the other various services provided by our Hasbrouck Heights orthodontist, we encourage you to visit our practice’s main website to look through some additional information that you might find useful. If you have any lingering questions or concerns that you would like to discuss with our staff, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can reach us by calling the office directly at 201-282-5350. We are looking forward to working with you soon here at the office of Bernard Gorkowitz, DDS.