Orthodontics for Kids

Orthodontics for Kids

At Happy Harpeth Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, where we believe in nurturing healthy and happy smiles from an early age. If you’re wondering when the right time is for your child to see an orthodontist, you’re in the right place.

When Should a Child See an Orthodontist?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first orthodontic evaluation around the age of 7. This allows orthodontists to identify potential issues and create a proactive treatment plan if necessary. Early intervention can prevent more serious problems and set the foundation for a lifetime of optimal oral health.

Overview of Orthodontic Treatments for Children

Our team specializes in gentle and effective orthodontic care for kids. Here’s an overview of the treatments we offer:

  • Traditional Braces: Time-tested and reliable, traditional braces are an excellent option for children. Colorful bands add a touch of fun, allowing kids to embrace their braces with pride.
  • Early Intervention: Some orthodontic issues are best addressed in the early stages of development. Our team is experienced in providing age-appropriate interventions to guide the growth of the jaw and ensure proper alignment.

Caring for Braces

Our team will guide children on maintaining clean and healthy teeth throughout the treatment, including proper cleaning techniques and braces-friendly foods. While braces can withstand normal chewing, avoiding certain foods that may damage or get stuck in them is essential. Regular orthodontic check-ups are also crucial to monitor your child’s progress and make necessary braces adjustments.

Have Additional Questions About Orthodontics for Kids?

Give your child the gift of a confident and healthy smile with orthodontics for kids at Happy Harpeth. Early intervention can make a significant difference, and our team is here to make the orthodontic experience enjoyable for your little one. Start the journey to a brighter smile for your child today by scheduling a consultation!

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