Pediatrics and Orthodontics
Pediatric dentistry involves dental care for children from infancy through adolescence. It focuses on hygiene, prevention, and treatment methods unique to a growing mouth. But pediatric dentistry also requires patience and elements of child psychology to ensure that your youngster has good experiences in the dental chair – in a pleasant environment of teaching and communication.
Prevention of tooth decay is, of course, a primary concern with a young mouth. This and other unaddressed dental problems can have a negative impact on language development, and school and sports performance, resulting in low self-esteem. In addition to good oral hygiene, we emphasize healthy eating habits.
These are actual patients treated by Dr. Jamil Alkhoury - "Before" and "after" results may not occur for all patients.
Our role changes once your child's permanent teeth have erupted. During his or her adolescence, we continue to stress nutrition and prevention, and we become even more sensitive to concerns the child may have about self-image. This is a great opportunity to reinforce good lifestyle choices regarding tobacco, alcohol, and drug use.
We'll also begin to consider orthodontics at teenage, if appropriate. We have an in-house orthodontist to treat irregularities in tooth alignment. Using a variety of appliances, including traditional metal braces, we can correct bite and appearance problems associated with crooked teeth, giving your child confidence for life.
Invisalign is another orthodontic option for adolescents and for adults – so long as permanent teeth are in place. While not suitable for major adjustments, Invisalign is convenient and unobtrusive. Teeth are straightened in eight to 15 months. There are no metal braces in the mouth. The removable, clear appliances (called correction trays or aligners) allow eating, talking, and unrestricted oral hygiene (even flossing).
You can trust Brentwood Family Dental
with your child's oral health. Dr. Alkhoury has been providing dental care for children for more than 13 years.
We love kids. Our staff has the experience, gentleness, and know-how to keep your child smiling. We value your children like ours. And we have a safe care facility that can accommodate even the little ones.
Dr. Jamil Alkhoury
Dr Jamil Alkhoury believes dentists to be artists. Taking care of another person’s teeth is definitely an art in which Dr Jamil Alkhoury is an expert. Having graduated from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) with a degree in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, he has always focused on the well-being of his patients. Brentwood family dental headed by Dr Jamil Alkhoury offers a wide range of services. He always keeps in touch with the developments in the field, to serve his purpose to the best of his abilities.