Orthodontic Services

The Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center provides orthodontic services for our young patients during one week of the month.

As your children grow older and develop more teeth, the dentist will begin taking x-rays during their six-month visits. This allows her to see changes even before they appear above the gum level.

During checkups, the dentist will:

  • Examine your child’s bite by looking at how evenly the top and bottom teeth fit when the mouth is closed
  • Recommend braces when they’re needed to straighten teeth, fix gaps between the teeth, or make your child’s bite even

In children, braces often are recommended to guide proper jaw growth. Hopefully, the result is that the child’s permanent teeth come in straight.

Orthodontics for Cleft Lip & Palate Repair

Every month, for three days, EPFMC’s Dental Clinic patients receive the services of orthodontist Juliana Panchura, DMD, and her team. Dr. Panchura flies in from Oregon each month to perform orthodontic care for patients who have had cleft lip or palate reconstructive surgery. We’re the only clinic in the area that offers this service.

About 200 EPFMC patients are under Dr. Panchura’s care, and there is a waiting list of others who want to see her. If you or child needs these services, the state pays for them for patients up to the age of 21.

Next: Learn more about Dental Care for Adults at EPFMC.