Pioneering Early Orthodontic Treatment in Baltimore, Pikesville, & Parkville, MD

Give Your Child a Healthy Head Start

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that all kids visit an orthodontist by age 7 before their permanent teeth have come in. Early treatment, also known as interceptive orthodontic treatment, allows Dr. Markovitz to identify any irregular growth patterns and potential issues with your child’s bite before they arise.

Early orthodontic treatment is an essential step in a child’s oral health. Even if your child doesn’t need to start orthodontic treatment, Dr. Markovitz will be able to monitor your child’s dental growth to ensure their bite and permanent teeth are developing as they should. Our commitment to advanced care, led by Dr. Stanley Markovitz with over 30 years of experience, ensures your child receives a thorough, personalized exam and comprehensive treatment, if it’s needed. 

We’re here to guide your child’s dental journey, transforming potential orthodontic challenges into stories of success and confidence. Schedule your child’s consultation today.

Understanding Early Orthodontic Treatment

At Markovitz Orthodontics, Phase 1 orthodontic treatment (also referred to as early treatment) is a proactive approach that aims to diagnose and correct potential bite and alignment concerns for children between the ages of 7 and 10. This preemptive treatment focuses on correcting bite issues, creating space for and guiding the proper emergence of adult teeth, and facilitating the proper growth of facial and jaw bones. 

Even while baby teeth are still present, Dr. Markovitz can use state-of-the-art braces or clear aligners, such as Invisalign, to address various orthodontic concerns, including underbites, crossbites, crowding, spacing issues, and more. 

Early intervention paves the way for healthier dental development and reduces the complexity, duration, and cost of future orthodontic treatments. Dr. Stanley Markovitz’s expertise in early orthodontics enables him to create a smooth, effective treatment journey that will keep your child smiling from ear to ear.

Interceptive Orthodontic Treatments Available at Markovitz Orthodontics

There are ample benefits to scheduling an early treatment exam for your child. During your child’s exam, if Dr. Markovitz discovers that early intervention is needed, you will be able to choose from the following expertly performed treatments that will be tailored to your child’s needs.

Invisalign First Comprehensive

Braces for Kids

At Markovitz Orthodontics, and we assure you that Invisalign First Comprehensive offers a gentle, effective, and convenient way to guide your child’s teeth toward a lifetime of happy, healthy smiles. Very similar to the standard Invisalign treatment, Invisalign First is specifically designed for young patients in need of Phase 1 orthodontic treatment.

Here’s what you can expect with Invisalign First:

Braces for Kids

Braces are a mainstay of orthodontic treatment, and they are effective at addressing orthodontic issues that are present, or emerging, in young children. Dr. Markovitz is adept at providing braces treatment for kids and uses the most advanced braces technology available.

Here’s what you can expect with braces treatment for your child:

What if My Child Does Not Need Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment?

While early orthodontic exams are essential, early intervention isn’t always needed.

Following your child’s in-depth exam, you’ll face three possible outcomes:

Some orthodontic issues are best treated after all your child’s permanent teeth have come in. During your child’s early orthodontic exam, Dr. Markovitz will let you know if treatment is needed, and how soon, to prevent more serious complications later on.

Choose Markovitz Orthodontics for Your Child’s Early Orthodontic Treatment in Baltimore

Even if you aren’t noticing early signs of orthodontic issues in your child, it’s important to make sure your child gets a healthy start when it comes to their teeth. With over 30 years of expertise, Dr. Stanley Markovitz and the Markovitz team are dedicated to ensuring your child’s smile is not only beautiful today but healthy for a lifetime.

Schedule an appointment and find out why so many parents have trusted us to ensure the orthodontic health of their child. We will provide the optimal care your child deserves. At Markovitz Orthodontics, we want to help build your child’s confidence and their foundation for a brighter, healthier future.