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Pediatrics orthodontics

Your child or teen may benefit from a customized orthodontic treatment plan. Give your child a boost of self-confidence through a gorgeous smile they are proud to show the world.

Benefits of pediatric orthodontics

Childhood is the absolute best time to undergo orthodontic treatment. Since the teeth, mouth, and jaw are still developing in children and teens, it is easier to manipulate and guide their growth than it is with adults. Although it is possible to straighten teeth at any age, we always recommend starting young if possible for the best lifelong results.

Here are some of the benefits of pediatric orthodontics:

  • Enhanced self-confidence
  • Better self-esteem
  • Improved social confidence
  • Increased likelihood of proper jaw alignment
  • Reduced risk of grinding
  • Reduced risk of cavities and gum disease
  • Reduced risk of crowding and impaction
  • Faster treatment than in adult orthodontics
  • Supported speech and vocal ability
  • Reduced risk of tooth, gum, and jawbone injury

Children and teens generally respond well to orthodontic treatment. We work hard to create a relaxed, friendly, enjoyable experience for our young patients.

Pediatric orthodontics

Does my child need braces?

Not all children and teens require orthodontic treatment. How can you know if your child may benefit? These are some signs that your child may need braces and/or other orthodontic interventions.

  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • Crooked adult teeth
  • Trouble chewing/biting
  • Bruxism (grinding)
  • Frequent mouth breathing
  • Prolonged thumb/finger sucking
  • Crowded teeth
  • Extra teeth
  • Blocked-out teeth
  • Cheek biting
  • Spacing between adult teeth
  • Abnormal jaw alignment
  • Overbite/underbite/side-bite

If your child exhibits any of the above signs, an orthodontic screening may be extremely beneficial. It is easier to correct problems with the mouth and teeth early in life as the jaw is still developing. Early intervention treatments may include braces/partial braces, Invisalign® First Clear Aligners, spacers, and/or expanders.

Pediatric orthodontics

Free consultations for children and teens

We offer 100% free consultations for new clients. Bring your child in for a complimentary consultation and we’ll give you all the details on pediatric treatment plans and get your child excited for our Cool Smiles Club.

Here are some of the benefits of pediatric orthodontics:

Early intervention treatments

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Pediatric orthodontics