Pediatric orthodontists deal specifically with jaw and/or teeth alignment in children ages 7 to 18! They are specially trained to provide braces, Invisalign, and other alignment interventions to help align the teeth and create a foundation of orthodontic health for your child!
Pediatric Orthodontics Overview
The key to a lifetime of successful orthodontic care is to start early! Pediatric orthodontics can help reduce the need for more extensive treatments, like full braces, as the child gets older.
How We Help
When performing orthodontic treatment for kids, we want to make sure everyone in the room feels comfortable every step of the way while we perform any exams or treatments. Some of our solutions for pediatric orthodontics in West Springfield include:
How We Approach Pediatric Orthodontics
Our approach to early orthodontics centers around a thorough assessment of each child’s oral growth, pinpointing any early signs of misalignment in teeth or jaw development. Our orthodontists in Springfield prescribe a variety of orthodontic devices, such as palatal expanders, to address bite irregularities and facilitate the proper spacing for permanent teeth. In other cases, we might suggest the use of partial braces or space maintainers to steer the correct alignment of teeth as they emerge. With a focus on non-invasive and gentle treatment methods, Trü Orthodontics in Springfield aligns with the natural growth process of children, aiming to reduce the need for more extensive orthodontic procedures later on.
What to Expect
Depending on your child’s unique anatomy and needs, appointments may look different from patient to patient. Typically, we will perform an evaluation to confirm any issues with your child’s jaw or teeth alignment. Some of those concerns may include protruding teeth, malocclusion, narrow jaw, or other bite complications. From there we can develop any needed treatment plans!
Why Choose Trü for Pediatric Orthodontics?
Our excellently trained orthodontists make it a priority to keep our patients and their caretakers safe and comfortable!
Our patients receive advanced 3D scanning instead of old-fashioned mold-taking, which makes the entire process a lot smoother for you and your kiddo.
With 4 location in Northern Virginia, we make it easy and convenient for you to find a friendly and effective pediatric orthodontic care no matter where you are!
Frequently Asked Questions
According to the American Association of Orthodontists, a child should first visit an orthodontist by age 7. This is a key transitional moment where baby teeth start to loosen and fall out to make way for permanent teeth, so bringing them in at this point allows for more predictable dental outcomes.
Orthodontists specialize in the alignment of teeth and jaws, whereas dentists do not possess expertise in these areas. While pediatric dentists focus on general oral care for teeth and gums, orthodontists are the sole professionals equipped to provide assistance with realignment procedures.
There are countless benefits of early orthodontic treatment. Early identification of alignment issues allows for easier corrections and lets your child enjoy better dental health, improving their comfort and confidence. Early orthodontics also helps establish good oral hygiene practices for long-term positive impact.