Are you looking for the best solution to straighten your child’s teeth? Look no further! Our office in Lakeland, FL, offers orthodontic services to watch for early signs of development issues and fix the alignment of our guest’s teeth. Well-aligned teeth are easier to clean and cause fewer oral health problems. Orthodontic issues that are not treated early may be prone to requiring surgery for correction later in life. Our professional team offers the highest level of care in treatment using either traditional braces or Invisalign. At our office, your child or teen can maintain a straight, healthy smile! Schedule your appointment online today and learn more about their treatment options!
When to Get Started
Even though there is no specific age when children first need to see an orthodontist, the American Association of Orthodontics recommends that they start with their teeth being checked by the age of seven. At this time, many children have a mix of both primary and permanent teeth, making it easier for orthodontic dentists to identify problems in alignment and address them before they become painful or problematic.
Traditional Metal Braces
Straightening teeth using metal braces is a very common practice. With brackets and wires, teeth are gradually repositioned until they are in the correct alignment. Once the braces are bonded to the teeth, your child will periodically visit the dentist’s office so that we may inspect their bite and adjust the braces as needed to continue straightening the teeth. Braces may be used to correct gaps, overcrowding, and mild to severe cases of misalignment.
Invisalign® for Teens
The Invisalign system offers a discreet approach to teeth straightening, without the need for brackets and wires. Instead, our guests are provided with a series of clear, plastic trays that are custom-created to fit their teeth. The aligners must be worn for 22 hours each day and are removable for eating meals and brushing or flossing teeth. Over time, the aligners shift teeth into the correct position, just like braces! Invisalign is better suited for teenagers, since children’s mouths are still growing, making it less likely that this treatment will yield predictable results. If your teen is interested in straightening their teeth with Invisalign, contact our office today to learn more!
Working Together to Deliver Results
At our office, we know it’s essential to communicate clearly and effectively to ensure that your child gets the best results from their orthodontic treatment. That’s why we involve you in every step and make sure you are well informed of the progress and timeline of their treatment. Our goal is to make sure you and your child are happy with the treatment results, so we take our time and are attentive at every step, to make sure the process goes smoothly. As treatment progresses, we encourage you to be involved. As a team, we will work to make sure the oral health of your child is our top priority. You can count on our team to provide your child with the highest level of care! Contact our office today to schedule an appointment or book online at your convenience.