Pediatric, Children & Kids Braces Orthodontist | Upper West Side NYC Orthodontist
We understand that it is important to find a pediatric orthodontist that you can trust with your child’s oral health and facial development. In order to ensure your child has a great orthodontic experience, receives the highest quality care, and builds a foundation for lifelong oral health, Perfect Smiles Orthodontics, conveniently located on NYC’s Upper West Side, focuses on sincere compassionate pediatric orthodontic care, individualized treatment plans, expertise, technology, and education. We want you and your child to feel like you are part of our family, and we will take care of you and your child like we would our own family.
* To schedule a free confidential pediatric orthodontic consultation at our Orthodontists’s Upper West Side office please phone (646) 368-1819 or click here to request a braces consultation via our online form.
Dr. Olga Bukholts is the most thorough, warm, and intuitive orthodontist we could have found for our now 10-year-old daughter. She explains clearly in understandable terms the issues and how we as a “team” are going to implement the various stages of fixing our daughter’s bite and straighten her teeth. From booking appointments, to our consult at each stage, to the actual “no tears” fixing of braces, expanders, rubber bands etc., to the follow up after each appointment — no one could possibly be better! As a mother who had a horrible experience with braces when I was a teenager, I can really appreciate Dr. Bukholt’s TLC with my daughter. The offices are state of the art by the way! They use the most advanced approach to orthodontics. Their goal is to get the kids in and out of braces as quickly and with as little discomfort as possible. Thanks Dr. Bukholts! ~ YELP
We all want to give our children the very best care possible and to ready them for happy and healthy futures. In accordance with the American Orthodontic Association’s recommendations, the Upper West Side pediatric orthodontist encourages that your child to see an orthodontist by the age of seven. Sometimes early treatment can help reduce the severity of future orthodontic problems such as the need for permanent teeth extractions and bite-related issues.
Symptoms that your child may need pediatric orthodontic treatments
- Early / late loss of baby teeth
- Noticeable difficulty chewing or biting food
- Extended finger or thumb-sucking
- Crowded, misplaced, or blocked teeth
- Teeth that come together abnormally, or do not come together at all
- Jaws and teeth that are not proportionate (underbite or overbite)
If your child is showing any number of these signs, please contact our practice to schedule a pediatric orthodontic evaluation and consultation. Remember, early treatment now will give your child a healthy, beautiful smile for the future; early orthodontic braces may be an option.
Early orthodontic treatment, such as braces, may prevent or intercept more serious orthodontic problems from developing and may make orthodontic treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated. In some cases, Dr.Olga Bukholts, DDS will be able to achieve results that may not be possible once the face and jaws have finished growing. Orthodontic treatment can be started on certain types of tooth problems even before all permanent teeth have erupted. Through an early orthodontic evaluation, you’ll be giving your child the best opportunity for a healthy, beautiful smile.
Traditional orthodontic braces may be placed on the upper and lower permanent teeth to solve a variety of issues including crowding and excess spacing.
With early orthodontic evaluations and treatment, the Upper West Side Orthodontist will be able to:
- Guide proper jaw growth
- Lower the risk of trauma to protruded front teeth
- Improve facial appearance
- Correct bites that can lead to facial asymmetric growth
- Guide permanent teeth into a more favorable position
- Create a more pleasing arrangement of teeth, lips and face
- Possibly reduce the need for further orthodontic treatment when patients are older
Treatment at a young age (7-9 years) usually takes 6-12 months and a variety of oral appliances may be used to correct specific problems. Dr. Bukholts and her team at Perfect Smile Orthodontics will discuss pediatric orthodontic options with you to provide the best care and treatment program for you and your child.
Our best in class Upper West Side, NYC orthodontist, Dr. Olga Bukholts, DDS, prides herself with providing you highly personalized and comprehensive orthodontic care before, during, and after your child’s orthodontic treatment. Her philosophy of orthodontist to patient care at every visit has made Perfect Smiles Orthodontics one of the most trusted and respected practices in NYC. Dr. Bukholts uses the latest orthodontic braces and techniques to provide the best results possible. For more information about your customized orthodontic treatment please contact our Upper West Side, NYC, orthodontic practice.
Perfect Smiles Orthodontics
263 West End Ave, #1A
New York, NY 10023