We offer gentle orthodontic solutions for children as young as 7 years old. Treating misalignments early on gives us the opportunity to create space in their mouths for current and incoming teeth and correct misalignments before they advance.
We recommend bringing your child in for their first examination around the age of 7 years old. By this age, most baby teeth are gone, and the permanent molars and incisors have likely begun to grow in. While your child may not require orthodontic treatment at this age, we can begin screening for orthodontic problems, and address any budding concerns while they’re still developing.
Treatment options for children
We work hard to create a comfortable, engaging, and fun environment for our young patients. Some of our treatment options for children include:
- Traditional Braces
- Invisalign® First for ages 6-10
- Dentofacial orthopedics
- Thumb-sucking interventions
- Strategies for addressing speech and swallowing problems
- Tooth repair
Invisalign® First for growing smiles
Invisalign® First aligners are specifically designed with your child’s growing jaw in mind, and can help make space for their current and incoming teeth. This gentle treatment is custom-crafted for your child’s needs, and can help prevent minor problems from becoming more serious as your child grows up.
While your child’s jaw is still growing, it’s the perfect time to shape their smile. With dentofacial orthopedics, we can gently adjust the shape of your child’s jaw. Using gentle treatments like palatal expanders and blocks, we can correct potential issues like crossbites and overbites before they get worse.
Benefits of early treatment
An early consultation will set the best foundations for your child’s oral health. Some benefits include:
- Preventing the need for major orthodontic treatment in your child’s teens
- Easing your child into the orthodontic environment
- Lessening the chance of tooth decay and chipped teeth
- Reducing the cost of orthodontic treatment later
Give your child the gift of a straight smile
Come by for a free consultation at any of our convenient locations. Our team looks forward to giving your child a happy, healthy smile.