Full-Service Ortho for the Entire Family
At Little Neck Family Dentistry, we want everyone to have a healthy, beautiful smile. Sometimes, an orthodontic treatment is the ideal solution to properly position teeth and correct misalignments in the way the top and bottom teeth fit together, i.e., your bite. Dr. Gowda takes a special interest in orthodontic techniques and offers our clients cutting-edge care, including Invisalign braces, at our Virginia Beach dental office.
A Phased Approach
Children begin to benefit from an orthodontic evaluation around the age of 7. We will evaluate your child’s dental development, assess bite alignment, and determine whether permanent teeth have adequate space to erupt.
Early orthodontics, also known as phase one, involve treatments to guide optimal dental development and alignment. For example, a space maintainer creates a place for permanent teeth, while other oral appliances encourage proper jaw alignment for optimal health and function.
Phase two orthodontics are appropriate after all of your child’s permanent teeth have erupted. Not every child needs a phase two treatment: Dr. Gowda will help you decide whether your child will benefit from second phase orthodontics and, if so, the type of care that best meets his/her needs.
One highly popular orthodontic option for adults is Invisalign® clear braces. Instead of metal, Invisalign® utilizes clear, BPA-free acrylic aligners to adjust tooth position and bite alignment. The aligners fit snugly over your teeth and can be removed when it is time to eat or to brush and floss. With Invisalign®, you can beautify your smile without the intrusion of metal to distract from your appearance. Instead, the comfortable aligners let the world see your rapidly improving smile – not your braces!
Our state-of-the-art technology allows your dentist to plan every treatment detail and visualize the ultimate goal for your smile. In fact, our digital X-rays, digital photography and advanced computer software are tools that let you see what the doctor sees, enabling you to truly partner with Dr. Gowda throughout your treatment.
If you would like to learn more about Invisalign® braces in Virginia Beach, VA, Little Neck Family Dentistry is only one call away. Please do not hesitate to schedule your appointment with us in order to begin the process of achieving the smile of your dreams!