You want the best for your child, and that includes a healthy, beautiful smile. At Barbieri Orthodontics, we create a fun and comfortable atmosphere where your family can receive excellent orthodontic care.
While most people associate braces with teenagers, the American Association of Orthodontists actually suggests that kids go to an orthodontist no later than age seven. Early evaluations and treatment allow us to check your child’s bite, ensure there are no serious issues and recommend the right braces for your child.
Why do kids need braces?
Most kids begin orthodontic treatment between the ages of nine and 14. At this early age, your child’s jaw is still developing. Depending on the type of issue they may be facing, such as overcrowding or an overbite, it will be far easier to correct at this stage. While anyone at any age can benefit from orthodontic treatment, those who get braces while they’re still young enjoy a variety of benefits. Braces can:
- Guide permanent teeth into a favorable position.
- Guide jaw growth.
- Lower risk of oral health issues due to misalignment.
- Correct harmful oral habits, such as finger sucking.
- Improve the appearance of your child’s smile, including teeth and lips.
- Boost your child’s overall self-esteem.
How do you know if your kid needs braces?
It’s not always clear-cut whether or not your child needs braces. Their teeth may look straight but could be hiding a bite problem or another oral issue. If your child shows any of the following signs, it may be time to make an appointment at Barbieri Orthodontics:
- Difficulty biting or chewing.
- Regularly biting their cheek.
- Biting into the roof of their mouth.
- Grinding or clenching teeth.
- Crowded teeth.
- Protruding teeth.
- Misplaced or blocked-out teeth.
- Upper and lower teeth don’t meet up or meet up in an unusual way.
- Jaws that appear far back or forward.
- Mouth breathing.
- Thumb or finger-sucking.
- Early or late loss of baby teeth.
- Unbalanced facial appearance.
Our braces for kids teeth
At Barbieri Orthodontics, we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to orthodontic care. We see each child as unique and work to customize braces treatment based on their needs to ensure your child achieves the best possible results.
Damon System braces use self-ligating technology. This allows for faster treatment times and better overall comfort compared to traditional metal braces.
The pediatric orthodontists at Barbieri Orthodontics are Diamond+ level Invisalign providers and can determine if Invisalign clear aligners are the right choice for your child.
Why take your child to Barbieri Orthodontics?
At Barbieri Orthodontics, we create a fun and positive environment where we transform your child’s smile. We also value professionalism as we listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have to ensure you and your child feel as comfortable as possible. Here are just a few of the reasons adults and kids love Barbieri Orthodontics:
- Personalized care.
- Expert knowledge.
- Cutting-edge technology.