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About Children's Orthodontics

Children’s orthodontics focuses on fixing the alignment of your child’s teeth and improving their bite. The experienced team at MyOrthodontist offers children’s orthodontics in a comfortable and relaxed setting. The orthodontic practice has 13 locations throughout North Carolina in Burgaw, Cary, Chapel Hill, Concord, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Mount Airy, Raleigh, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Sanford, and Wake Forest, making it easy for you to get professional care for your child. Call today or book online for your free consultation.

Children's Orthodontics Q & A

What is children’s orthodontics?

Children’s orthodontics is one of the many services available at MyOrthodontist. The team of experienced orthodontists offers orthodontic consultations and braces consultations for children and teens.

The family-friendly practice works hard to ensure everyone feels comfortable and relaxed during each visit, especially their younger patients. 

When should I start children’s orthodontics?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children have their first orthodontic screening at age 7. At this age, your child has many of their permanent teeth, allowing the team to effectively evaluate their orthodontic condition. 

Though your child is still growing, if they have crooked or crowded teeth, or a misaligned bite, their oral health problems won’t improve over time.

Having your child evaluated by the orthodontic experts at MyOrthodontist can help you design a plan for now and in the future to improve the alignment of your child’s teeth and their bite. 

In some cases, early children’s orthodontic care may help your child avoid more difficult or extensive treatment later. 

What type of care can I expect from children’s orthodontics?

You can expect honest and open care when you visit MyOrthodontist for a children’s orthodontics consultation. 

During your child’s initial visit, your orthodontist asks detailed questions about your child’s dental and medical health history. They also ask about smile and teeth concerns. This visit may take at least 30 minutes.

However, if the team needs diagnostic records, such as X-rays or scans of your child’s teeth, the appointment may take an additional hour. If available, the team requests you bring in any panoramic X-rays of your child’s mouth taken within the last six months.

The goal of your child’s initial orthodontic care visit is to gather as much information as possible so the team can provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan.

After the initial consultation, your orthodontist spends time talking to you about your child’s orthodontic needs, their treatment options, how long treatment will take, and the cost of care. 

The team may provide early treatment recommendations based on your child’s age, but they usually start orthodontic treatments like braces between the ages of 9 and 16. 

Children with crooked teeth or a bite problem need orthodontic care. Schedule your child’s orthodontic appointment with an experienced team by calling MyOrthodontist or requesting an appointment online today




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