We have put together a quick list of the most Frequently Asked Questions about our practice. Click on any of the questions for the answers. If your question is not listed here, please contact us at any time to schedule a consultation at one of our convenient offices or speak to a member of our staff.

There are a number of reasons children need orthodontics care for their teeth, all dealing with treatment of malocclusions (improper bites), which may be a result of tooth irregularity, disproportionate jaw relationships, or both. Often the earlier we can treat the better; therefore, we have divided our treatments for children into Phase I and Phase II Treatment plans.

Some of the indications that we address with Phase I or Early Treatment include:

  • Dental cross-bites and/ or skeletal cross-bites
  • Underbites or skeletal Class III problems
  • Excessively overlapping or deep bites
  • Open bites (where the teeth in the front do not contact or overlap)
  • Jaw growth or jaws that are not in proportion to each other
  • Severely protruding teeth
  • The presence of deleterious thumb, finger or tongue habits
  • Severe crowding or spacing of the teeth
  • Clefts

Often early treatment turns severe problems that might require future jaw surgery into a more moderate problem that can be treated with braces or orthodontics alone at a later date. In essence, Phase I is early treatment that is sometimes recommended to help or prevent a bigger dental/ orthodontic problems from occurring.

Phase I early treatment typically begins between the ages of 6-10 years, so any concerns should be discussed with the orthodontist by no later than age 7 or 8. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that all children have an orthodontic evaluation by 7 years of age. Having an early consultation with DelliGatti and Milewski Orthodontic Group is the best way to ensure that your child’s growth and dental development are optimal.

These are some of the current forms of insurance we accept:

  • Delta
  • Aetna (HMO, DMO, PPO)
  • MetLIfe
  • Cigna (HMO)
  • Guardian
  • United Concordia
  • Concordia Plus
  • Fidelio

Don’t see yours? Give us a call and let us check if we can accept it!

We have two offices located in convenient areas for everyone!

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Although individual problems determine the ideal time to start orthodontic treatment, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that every child see an orthodontist by age 7. Many orthodontic problems are easier to correct if treated early rather than when jaw growth has slowed.

There are a number of benefits to orthodontic treatments including:

  • A more attractive smile
  • Better function and comfort of a proper bite
  • Possible increase in self-confidence and interpersonal effectiveness
  • Increased clean-ability of the teeth
  • Improved force distribution and wear patterns of the teeth
  • Better long-term health of teeth and gums
  • Improve speech and swallowing
  • Less strain on the mouth muscles and jaw joints

Being well-prepared for your appointment will ensure that your orthodontist has all of the needed information to provide the best possible care for you. Please click on either of the links below for more information.

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