Misaligned teeth can not only affect your child’s confidence, but they can impact their health as well. It is important to address your child’s misaligned teeth as early as possible to ensure they can chew, bite and speak normally. For children’s orthodontics in Bangalore, our team is here for you and your family.
Healthy tooth and jaw development is an important part of your child’s growth, but your child may need help to ensure their teeth come in properly. At Dental Lavelle, we understand that early treatment can be critical in helping your child enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles. That is why we are dedicated to providing gentle and effective children’s orthodontic treatments. Our office offers braces, orthodontic appliances, retainers and early interceptive care depending on your child’s needs.
Many children suffer from misaligned teeth and other orthodontic issues, such as underbite, overbite or cross-bite. Misaligned teeth can make it different for your child to speak, bite and chew naturally. While many alignment issues are genetic or a result of development issues, but sometimes your child’s habits can exacerbate these problems. Common causes of misaligned teeth include mouth breathing, thumb-sucking, prolonged pacifier use and poor oral hygiene.
We are proud to offer early orthodontic treatment to help children achieve straight, beautiful smiles for life. Our office provides comprehensive children’s orthodontic treatment, including braces, orthodontic appliances, retainers and early interceptive care.
Traditional braces use brackets and wires to gently move your child’s teeth into a straighter and healthier position. The brackets are affixed to your child’s teeth to anchor the arch wires, which are tightened over time to shift the teeth. We offer traditional metal braces and ceramic/clear braces depending on your child’s needs and preferences. The system of braces we use is 3M, a trusted and international leader in orthodontic technology with decades of success.
Our Orthodontist may recommend oral appliances to help redirect the growth of your child’s teeth and jaws. There are two types of appliances: fixed and removable. Fixed appliances cannot be taken out or lost by young patients. Removable appliances are less intrusive and can be taken out during meals, sports activities and when brushing.
Once your child has completed braces treatment, we will prescribe a retainer to maintain your child’s corrected bite. The type of retainer we prescribe and how long your child will wear it depends on your child’s case. Be sure to follow our Orthodontists instructions to ensure your child’s teeth remain straight and healthy.
For young children with orthodontic issues, our orthodontist may recommend early interceptive treatment. We can treat children as early as age six or seven to address developing concerns before they become larger problems. Treatment can include braces, removing teeth to prevent crowding and using oral appliances to guide healthy jaw growth.
Most children wear braces for one to three years, depending on their needs. Early interceptive orthodontic treatment may reduce treatment time later if your child needs further care.
Dr Prashanth Kamath graduated with Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from the College of Dental Surgery, Manipal (India) in the year 1992 and subsequently went on to compete his Masters in Dental Surgery (MDS) in the speciality of Orthodontics and Dento-facial Orthopedics in the year 1995.
He has been associated with academics since his formative years and currently heads the Department of Orthodontics at a reputed dental college in Bangalore.
Dr Kamath has been in private practice since 1995 exclusive to Orthodontics and is well versed with the contemporary techniques in fixed orthodontics as well as into the domain of myofunctional appliances.
He is a certified Invisalign provider and treats adults as well as children. He is passionate about surgical orthodontics and has pioneered and mentored many workshops and publications for the Indian Orthodontic Society as well as international organizations.
Dr Kamath is a avid reader and his passions include wildlife photography and sustainable/clean technology.
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The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the country, we would like to share some of the actions we are taking to help protect our patients and our employees.
Dental Lavelle follows strict guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Healthcare settings as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA. In the next few days, we will be sharing a detailed article on our current sterilization and disinfection protocol to help explain and reassure our patients of our highest level of care currently being implemented. As the situation on COVID-19 continues to evolve, we will closely monitor guidance from American Dental Association, CDC, the World Health Organization (WHO), Indian Dental Association and local health officials around the country. We will continue to rely on their recommendations and expertise to inform us for implementing protocol.
As a result, we are increasing the frequency and rigor of cleaning, disinfection and sanitization at Dental Lavelle.
We’re also continuing to do all we can to make sure you feel safe, comfortable and welcome.
All of us at Dental Lavelle understand that this issue is a cause for concern to many, and we offer our deepest sympathies to those who have been affected. Rest assured that as circumstances continue to develop, we will remain committed to the health and well-being of our patients, customers, employees, doctors and communities.