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Orthodontic   •   February 22, 2022

Orthodontic treatment for children

While we serve patients of all ages here at Joyful Smiles Pediatric Dentistry Of Tinley Park, children and teens are the most prevalent. This is because orthodontic treatment is good for children and teenagers. It is a time of rapid development and change for them, which makes shaping their grin and bite simpler. If your […]

Orthodontic   •   January 10, 2022

Qualities that a Pediatric Dentist should have!

Every dentist can examine a child’s teeth. But not all dentists have the right skills and expertise that a pediatric dentist may have. These dentists are specialized in providing best-in-class dental treatment for infants and up to children in their teens. Pediatric dentistry is an orthodontics specialization to serve the dental complexities in children. Pediatric […]

Orthodontic   •   December 3, 2021

What Should You Know About Palatal Expander?

Palate or palatal expanders are orthodontic appliances that enlarge the palate (roof of the mouth) over time which in turn create an extra room in a child’s mouth. The purpose of palatal expansion in children is to expand narrow palates and align the upper teeth and jaw correctly. Only before the jaw has fully developed […]

Orthodontic   •   August 18, 2021

When Should Your Child See an Orthodontist?

The primary purpose of orthodontic treatment is to prevent and correct bite abnormalities. Several causes, including genetics, early loss of primary (baby) teeth, and harmful dental practices, may all contribute to such anomalies (such as thumb sucking and developmental problems). Orthodontic abnormalities might be present at birth or develop later in infancy. Straight teeth can […]