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Danville Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics is a dental office designed just for kids.  From the open floor plan to the specially trained staff, our office's goal is to introduce dentistry in a fun and non-threatening environment.  We use many techniques to help make you and your child feel comfortable as we work together to give you the highest quality care.

Our office utilizes various forms of technology, including digital xrays and paperless charting.  We have treatment rooms equipped with tvs and may use nitrous oxide or conscious oral sedation  when appropriate. We also offer general anesthesia services in our office should that be necessary.  Ultimately, we want to make treatment for your child as comfortable as possible when it is needed.  Equally important is our goal of using education and preventative tools to keep your child's smile healthy and to encourage lifelong dental health.

Preventive Oral Hygiene Instruction:

One of our main objectives during each visit is to review strategies to help avoid dental problems of any kind. This includes the review of proper brushing, flossing and eating habits, ideal fluoride levels and the use of pit and fissure sealants. We strive to provide a fun, educational environment where children learn about the importance of good dental hygiene.

Restorative Dentistry:

This includes children's fillings, crowns, extractions and space maintainers.  Utilizing digital xrays, the doctors will thoroughly explain the areas that require treatment and how such procedures are completed. Our office is equipped with nitrous oxide and televisions showing kids' favorite movies to help alleviate anxiety if  dental work is necessary.  Dr. Ozzie and her team are committed to discussing all options beforehand and answering all questions you may have.

Emergency Treatment:

While our goal is to prevent dental emergencies, we understand that kids are kids!  The need for urgent dental care is sometimes necessary and can be a stressful experience for both parents and children. We strive to handle dental emergencies promptly and with compassion.  Our office has partnered with a number of  pediatric dental colleagues to create an "On-Call" group to handle all dental emergencies, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

Orthodontic Treatment:  We don’t “Do Braces”, we make SMILES!

Whatever the concern is with your child’s smile, a “buck tooth” or “an overbite”, we are here to help.  Our “in-house” orthodontist routinely checks your child starting at age 7 to intercept any problems at the 

most optimal time.  Our doctors work together to seamlessly transition your child into the orthodontic phase of their oral health care.  We offer early treatment, and teenager braces, using the latest appliances to correct malocclusions efficiently.  This is to create the most beautiful, and healthiest smile in a comfortable manner and in the shortest time possible. 

Early Treatment (Phase I): 

Though an orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment.  Beginning treatment at this time ensures the greatest result and the least amount of time and expense.  The American Association of Orthodontist recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7.  At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but vigilant examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment.

Phase I, or early interceptive treatment, is limited orthodontic treatment (i.e. expander or partial braces) before all of the permanent teeth have erupted. Such treatment can occur between the ages of six and ten. This treatment is sometimes recommended to make more space for developing teeth, correction of crossbites, overbites, and underbites, or harmful oral habits. The primary objective for Phase One treatment is to address significant problems to prevent them from becoming more severe and to improve self-esteem and self-image.

It is best to assume that your child will need full braces even after Phase One treatment. 

Phase II: 

Phase II treatment is also called comprehensive treatment because it involves full braces when all of the permanent teeth have erupted, usually between the ages of eleven and thirteen.

If you recognize any of the signs below in your child, it might be time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Reem.

  • Upper front teeth protrude excessively over the lower teeth, or are bucked
  • Upper front teeth cover the majority of the lower teeth when biting together (deep bite)
  • Upper front teeth are behind or inside the lower front teeth (underbite)
  • The upper and lower front teeth do not touch when biting together (open bite)
  • Crowded or overlapped teeth
  • The center of the upper and lower teeth do not line up
  • Finger or thumb sucking habits which continue after six or seven years old
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Teeth wearing unevenly or excessively
  • The lower jaw shifts to one side or the other when biting together 
  • Spaces between the teeth