Pioneer Valley Dental Arts in Longmeadow offers comprehensive orthodontic services for children and adults. Dr. Evans has advanced training in orthodontic care and is a member of the International Association for Orthodontics. He remains dedicated to expanding his knowledge and improving the patient experience through continuing education.
We offer traditional metal braces, orthodontic appliances and invisible braces. After an orthodontic consultation, Dr. Evans will recommend the appropriate treatment based on your oral health needs or cosmetic goals. In accordance with The American Association for Orthodontists, Dr. Evans recommends that children receive an orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7. As a family dentist, we can monitor the development of your child’s permanent teeth and make recommendations for treatment as necessary for their long term oral health.
Benefits of Early Treatment
There are a range of habits and genetic factors that can affect the overall development of your child’s permanent teeth and the fit of the bite, causing long term dental problems if left untreated. Dr. Evans and Dr. Ziemba can work with you and your child to address these concerns and enable healthy, normal development for both proper speech and confidence in their appearance.
Common concerns that may require early orthodontic treatment can include:
- Thumb sucking
- Tongue thrusting
- Snoring problems or mouth breathing
- Enlarged adenoids or tonsils which restrict the airway
- Bone development problems in and around the jaw
- Congenital missing teeth
Treating a jaw alignment problem with orthodontics at an early age may alleviate the need for jaw surgery later in life to address an overbite or protrusion of the top teeth. It can also play a role in enabling normal speech development.
Adult Orthodontic Care Longmeadow
Although we often consider braces to be for the young, many adult patients can benefit from orthodontics. Patients with bite problems, cosmetic and dental health concerns can restore a healthy, comfortable bite with orthodontic treatment. The development of effective clear braces has dramatically increased the number of adult patients using orthodontics to achieve the smile they desire.
Pioneer Valley Dental Arts offers invisible braces, including Invisalign® and Six Month Smiles to correct a wide range of problems with discreet and convenient treatment. Dr. Evans or Dr. Ziemba can evaluate your dental health and cosmetic concerns to determine the best solution for your needs and goals. Invisible braces can offer patients comfortable treatment with removable aligners or clear brackets. Treatment time is typically about a year and can be maintained for years to come with daily use of a retainer.
Schedule A Consultation
Looking for orthodontic care in Springfield or Longmeadow, MA? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Evans at Pioneer Valley Dental Arts for you or for your child. We offer comprehensive family and cosmetic dental care in a warm friendly environment. Contact our office at (413) 327-9858 or request an appointment online.