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things you should know before choosing a pennsylvania pa orthodontist
Finding an orthodontist in Pennsylvania (PA) that is right for you or your child can be challenging. To help aid you in your search for the perfect orthodontic office for you, we have put together the top 10 most important features to look for in an orthodontic office. We invite you to read it over and see if Spark Orthodontics will be a good fit for you!


A Question of Missing Teeth In Bethlehem, PA

10_missing-lateralsMissing permanent teeth or premature loss of baby teeth is one reason why the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends a braces or orthodontic consultation for children beginning at age 7. The upper lateral incisors, second premolars and third molars (wisdom teeth) are the teeth most likely to fail to develop or erupt. Heredity is considered a major factor when permanent teeth are congenitally missing.

To determine whether or not teeth are actually missing, x-rays must be taken and carefully evaluated by Bethlehem orthodontist, Dr. Jason Hartman at Bethlehem Orthodontics. At times, a tooth may not actually be missing, but hidden underneath the gums and in poor position, preventing normal eruption and requiring orthodontic treatment to bring the tooth into alignment.

When permanent teeth are missing, an orthodontic consultation by Dr. Jason Hartman, Bethlehem, PA’s favorite orthodontist will determine if the space caused by the missing teeth can be closed or remain open, requiring a replacement to fill the space and maintain the bite. Without orthodontic treatment, the teeth on either side of the missing tooth will move randomly and tip into the open space, causing poor tooth alignment, bite problems and bone loss as we age.

If the condition is diagnosed at an early age, a simple appliance (space maintainer) is placed to hold the space and makes orthodontic treatment easier, when all the permanent teeth erupt. In some instances, if a space maintaining appliance is inserted and all the other teeth erupt normally into the mouth, orthodontic treatment can be avoided after wearing a very simple appliance. A general dentist can then replace the permanent tooth, if it is missing, when the child is old enough, with an implant and crown or another type of permanent replacement.

10_space-maintainerA permanent tooth is missing underneath the X. The appliance holds the molar in position while the rest of the permanent teeth erupt.

The appliance is cemented on the teeth so you don’t have to worry about it as long as the patient is brushing their teeth regularly and staying away from sticky foods.

 

 

This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our Bethlehem, PA orthodontics office would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.


About Spark Orthodontics

Specializing In Missing Teeth In Bethlehem, PA

Dr. Jason Hartman, our award-winning orthodontist in Bethlehem, PA offers the most advanced braces for children, teens and adults, including Invisalign, clear ceramic braces, metal braces and orthodontics.

Contact us today for a complimentary consultation for braces at one of our orthodontic offices in PA. With four convenient orthodontic offices located in Reading, PA, Bethlehem, PA, Schuylkill Haven, PA and Schnecksville, PA there is sure to be an office conveniently located near you. Start your journey to your confident smile today!

Our Reading, PA Orthodontics Office:  (610) 223-7777
Our Bethlehem, PA Orthodontics Office
: (610) 865-2777
Our Schnecksville, PA Orthodontics Office: (610) 735-0177
Our Schuylkill Haven, PA Orthodontics Office: (570) 385-1344

 

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Spark Orthodontics can help you or your loved one achieve a smile that benefits dental health as much as it increases confidence. However, we want you to feel confident that your choice in orthodontist is the right one. Follow the steps below and get that smile you have always dreamed of.

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Top 10 Things You Should Know Before Choosing a Pennsylvania PA Orthodontist

Finding the orthodontist office in PA that is right for you can be a challenge. To help aid you in your search for the perfect orthodontist office for you, we have put together the top ten most important features to look for in an orthodontic office. We invite you to read it over and see if Spark Orthodontics will be a good fit for you!



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5318 Allentown Pike
Temple, PA 19560


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