Harry J. Tsotsos, D.M.D
3306 Jerusalem Avenue
Wantagh, New York 11793
Phone: (516) 221-0925
Fax: (516) 221-6395
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Comprehensive Treatment

Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment, often called "full braces," not only aligns the teeth to provide a beautiful smile, but also corrects occlusion/bite issues that may exist (over-bites, under-bites, etc.)  Some patients who have severe crowding or extreme overjets/overbites may require extractions of adult teeth to allow proper alignment.  For children, comprehensive treatment is often started when the last few baby teeth are still present and are beginning to loosen.  Often, comprehensive treatment can be completed within 18-24 months.  Correct timing to start comprehensive treatment, can greatly aid an orthodontist in providing ideal results and reduce the chance that adult teeth need to be extracted.  However, it is never "too late" for comprehensive orthodontic treatment, as beautiful results can be achieved for patients of all ages, including late into adulthood.