phase I orthodontics

Timing of First Orthodontic Evaluation

September 30th, 2021

Orthodontic assessments at age 7-10 years old, when baby teeth are still present, can be thought of as a proactive evaluation to see if intervention could improve the overall orthodontic outcome and/or experience. Some typical goals of early assessment are attempting to reduce the risk of surgery, extractions, gum recession, or loss of tooth structure in addition to improved function and better overall esthetic results. Treatment options including Invisalign, braces or no treatment and a monitoring plan can be discussed at this visit.

Invisalign Diamond Provider

April 6th, 2021

Ekim Orthodontics is a skilled Invisalign Provider recognized by Invisalign as a Diamond Provider! This means Dr. Ekim has repeatedly used the Invisalign system to create beautiful functional smile results and has shown expertise in delivering treatment with aligners. With advanced training and this level of experience, Dr. Ekim and her team are able to customize treatment and provide orthodontic options. Aligner treatment is a great way to correct orthodontic problems, create a new smile or even refresh a smile!

March 1st, 2021

A beautiful smile is also a healthy smile! The first orthodontic visit is recommended between 7 and 9 years old. This initial assessment of crowding, symmetry and arch form is very valuable in planning ahead for better results and likely easier treatment. Although not everyone benefits from a phase I orthodontics treatment plan, an initial baseline can be very valuable to the overall orthodontic plan. And with methods, procedures with braces and clear aligners like Invisalign, there are many options to learn about.