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Children and Orthodontics

It's possible to detect malocclusions, or misalignments of the teeth, as early as 2 to 3 years old. Early intervention can often reduce the need for more comprehensive orthodontic treatment later on. Regular dental check-ups allow your dentist to monitor your child's oral development and identify any potential issues.

Creating a Positive Dental Experience for Kids

We understand that children have unique needs and may be more sensitive to dental procedures than adults. Our team is experienced in making children feel comfortable and respected during their visits. We aim to create a positive association with dentistry from a young age, helping children develop good oral hygiene habits that will last a lifetime.

Stages of Pediatric Orthodontic Treatment

  1. Early Treatment (Ages 2-6): At this stage, we focus on addressing underdeveloped dental arches, premature loss of primary teeth, and harmful habits like thumb-sucking. Early treatment can often prevent the need for more extensive orthodontic treatment in the future.

  2. Mixed Dentition (Ages 6-12): This stage coincides with the eruption of the permanent front teeth and six-year molars. Treatment at this time can correct jaw misalignment and realign the teeth. It's an excellent time to start treatment as children's tissues are typically very responsive to orthodontic forces.

  3. Adolescent Dentition: This stage involves the final set of permanent teeth and the development of the final bite relationship.


Regular dental check-ups and orthodontic consultations are important at each of these stages. They allow us to track your child's dental development and intervene promptly if any issues arise. Call us today to schedule an orthodontic consultation for your child.

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