Preventative Orthodontic Care with Early Treatment
Starting treatment at the right time gives the younger patient more conservative treatment choices. This prevents the need for extractions or surgical procedures later.
Early orthodontics for children.
A bad bite or crooked teeth start early in your child's development. Most parents are unable to detect irregular patterns in dental health. Screening early for Phase I orthodontic treatment uncovers potential breathing, dental and other functional issues.
Preventative and Proactive
We believe strongly in early screenings because early treatment can sometimes eliminate the need for braces and/or often turn patients into Invisalign Teen® candidates.
What's up with 7&UP?
It's not soda we're talking about! The smiles of children are our top priority. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends every child have their first orthodontic screening by age seven.
Why so early? At age seven, a child's permanent first molars and several front teeth have begun to erupt. At no obligation, Dr. Shawn Pesh is able to check a young child's dental eruption and bite, evaluate their jaws, and determine if any early intervention is necessary.
Planning for a healthy smile.
We believe it's necessary to plan for success and use a baseline panoramic scan to screen all children. Early detection is key and this image shows us all of your child's developing teeth and jaw structures. It also provides key information regarding treatment timing.
Pursuing more orthodontic options.
We'll lay it out on the table for you. We give you the opportunity to make informed decisions. There's more than one way to do things and we review risks, benefits, and alternatives to all available options.
Removing serious, avoidable skeletal and dental problems is the ultimate goal of early treatment in our practice.
– Dr. Shawn Pesh
Great smile. Great future. Great benefits for children.
With crooked teeth increased dental plaque buildup is common. Bacterial proliferation between teeth increases potential for gum disease and can lead to heart problems. Straight teeth eases hygiene and can improve your health.
Teeth have to last a lifetime. Our Phase 1 treatment help avoid common dental complications children carry to adulthood.
Your smile is one of the first things people notice when meeting you. A smile is a big part of making a first impression. A smiling face tells people that you’re positive, outgoing and worth getting to know.
Give your child the power to make a great first impression with a healthy smile.
Emotions are contagious. When you smile your brain releases endorphins and serotonin which improves mood and relieves stress. Smiling makes you feel better inside and appear more attractive to others.
"I am so impressed with this entire office! I had braces when I was younger, about 10 years ago and was looking into having a new retainer made because my retainer was looking a little rough. After having a consult at a different ortho office I was discouraged after they offered numerous aggressive and expensive treatments.Dr. Pesh saved the day! He really took the time to listen to what I was looking for and inspected my mouth and retainer thoroughly . He offered to clean my retainer and made a minor adjustment! It turns out I didn't even need to buy a new retainer yet, he cleaned it for me!Now the best part of all of this is that my front teeth have always bothered me, they had a strange shape to them at the bottom, Dr. Pesh was able to slightly file the bottom of my front teeth and completely change my smile. I cant even begin to express what a huge difference this made. I was in and out of his office in less than an hour and he was able to work wonders! I'm still amazed that such a small adjustment made such an incredible difference in my smile. Thank you so much Dr. Pesh and staff! I will be sure to tell all of my friends and family to come see you!"
"From the minute you meet with Dr. Pesh you realize he cares. And when it comes to your smile, he cares about it even more than you do! Dr. Pesh and the Smile951 staff are serious about improving your life-by giving you an amazing smile. Their attention to detail was impressive. I was super fortunate to have Dr. Pesh treat myself and my daughter!"
"Dr. Pesh and his staff are amazing! Reliable, honest and treat you like family!"
"Smile951 is such an amazing team. Although I'm excited that I am done with my treatment I am also sad that I will no longer be able to see everyone. This team will stop at nothing to provide excellent treatment. I will definitely recommend them to anyone who needs any type of orthodontist treatment! You've been good to me Smile951 ❤️️"
"Smile951 has been my family orthodontist for six plus years. Both my boys have beautiful teeth thanks to Dr. Pesh and his team. I have referred many of my friends & family to Smile951 and honestly I wouldn't go anywhere else. Dr. Pesh and his team are always courteous and professional to my boys and I. Seeing as many patients as he does he still makes us feel like we are his only one each time he sits down with us. Thank you for being our family orthodontist."