You do not need a referral to visit an orthodontist! If you notice an issue with your child’s teeth, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
Pediatric Orthodontics Overview
Many adults associate orthodontics with braces, and understandably dread the potential of the associated costs, hassle, and pain—all because they were not set up for success in their early years.
That’s why we’re here! Pediatric orthodontics is also called “phase 1” of orthodontic treatment and its purpose is to prevent improper growth and alignment of permanent teeth. Early orthodontics reduces the need for more extensive treatments, like braces, as your child gets older.
How We Help
When it comes to orthodontics for kids, we want to make sure your child (and you!) feel comfortable every step of the way while we perform the any exams or treatments. Some of our pediatric orthodontic solutions include:
How We Approach Pediatric Orthodontics
A successful pediatric orthodontic experience hinges on our ability to make even the youngest patient feel safe, listened to, and cared for throughout their appointment.
What to Expect
What to expect from a pediatric orthodontic appointment will depend on what particular issue brings you into our office. Typically, we will perform an evaluation to confirm the issue with your child’s jaw or teeth alignment. Some of those concerns may include protruding teeth, malocclusion, narrow jaw, or other bite complications. After the examination, we can work out any necessary treatment plans.
Why We’re the Best For Pediatric Orthodontics
Creating Better Experiences
When they start their dental journey with a team like Trü, your child won’t dread the dentist.
Emphasis on Education
We deliver a genuine understanding of dental hygiene to equip you and your child for lifelong success.
Our friendly orthodontists are especially talented at helping kids and adolescents feel comfortable and safe.
Frequently Asked Questions
When we refer to early orthodontic treatment, we mean any type of corrective approach that occurs when your child still has any of their baby teeth.
While there is no “best age” for braces, at Trü Orthodontics we typically find the most successful outcomes when using braces on patients who are anywhere from 8 to 14 years old. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an orthodontist examine your child’s teeth by the time they’re age 7 for the best results.
Yes! Making braces fun creates a better experience for everyone, so we love working with your kiddo to customize a set of braces that shows off their personality.
There are countless benefits of pediatric orthodontics in Fairfax at Trü Orthodontics. 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 help establish good oral hygiene practices for long-term positive impacts.