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Victor P. Avis D.D.S. 15 St. Pauls Avenue Staten Island, New York 10301 (718) 816-5200

 

 

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Dr. Victor P. Avis, D.D.S.

15 St. Pauls Avenue

Staten Island, NY 10301

718-816-5200
fax: 718-228-7744
 
Office Hours
Monday       8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday       8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday    9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday     8:00am - 1:00 pm

Closed
Friday and Sunday


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                     Orthodontics  

 

 

 

                

 

 

 

 

Dear Friends,

 

I want to publicly celebrate our comprehensive pediatric and adult orthodontic care we provide in our practice. 

Let me clarify: I have not brought in an orthodontist but rather I have completed a two year comprehensive post-doctoral program in Orthodontics. This now enables my existing patients and new patients to obtain excellence in orthodontic care with ideal convenience and continuity.

I have been asked many times, "At what age should kids be evaluated for orthodontic care?". 

The following information should be helpful in answering some of your questions...

                                                   Dr. Victor Avis

 

  


                                                                

 

 

 

 

 

  Early Intervention     

      

 

 

 

 

·         Early orthodontic care means treatment should begin between the ages of 7-12.

 

·         If a child’s teeth are crowded by age 8, they will not spontaneously straighten with age and growth. Orthodontic care is needed.

 

·         Early orthodontic treatment can create more ideal results by positively influencing growth and correcting skeletal problems (i.e. overbite or underbite ).

 

·         Early treatment can correct both dental skeletal and dental tooth position challenges.

 

·         Treatment after growth ceases allows only the correction of dental tooth position problems (unless surgical procedures are employed!).

 

·         Crowded teeth, open bites, deep bites, jaw shifts, and gummy smiles are the types of significant problems that are addressed with early orthodontic care.

 

·         Snoring, allergies, and mouth breathing can create challenges to normal dental growth and development. Early orthodontic treatment can aide in breathing and airway issues.

 

·         Habit patterns such as mouth breathing, thumb sucking, lip sucking, and tongue thrusting can have profound negative effects on the development of the teeth and jaw bones. Addressing these habits at an early age can avoid long term aesthetic and functional challenges.

 

·         Unnecessary extraction of permanent teeth can often be avoided by managing orthodontic problems at an early age.

 

·         Early orthodontic treatment creates more stable results.

 

 

 

 

(See Orthotropics)