Orthodontist showing a patient her retainers in Herndon, VA

early orthodontics in Herndon

Set Their Smile Up for Success

Orthodontics Should Start Early

You might not realize it, but getting your child in for early orthodontic care can set the stage for their adult teeth alignment.

Most children begin to lose their baby teeth around the age of 7, which is a great time to bring them in to Trü Orthodontics! When you visit us for early orthodontics in Herndon, you can help your child avoid longer treatment later on.

Pediatric Orthodontics Overview


Pediatric orthodontics is an important field of dentistry that focuses on diagnosis, prevention and early treatment of dental and facial irregularities in children and adolescents. At Trü Orthodontics, we aim to detect and correct potential problems early, resulting in less invasive treatments down the line. Pediatric orthodontics is often referred to as “phase 1” of orthodontic treatment, with its purpose being to guide the correct growth and alignment of your child’s permanent teeth. Interceptive orthodontics can prevent costly and expensive orthodontic treatments such as jaw surgery or braces later in life.

How We Help

Some of our pediatric orthodontic solutions include:

Palatal expanders

Partial braces

Space maintainers

And more

How Early Orthodontics Works

At Trü Orthodontics in Herndon, our approach to early orthodontics typically involves using orthodontic appliances like palatal expanders, which help correct bite problems and make room for permanent teeth. In some cases, our Herndon orthodontists may recommend partial braces or space maintainers to guide the proper positioning of emerging adult teeth. We focus on gentle, non-invasive treatments that work in harmony with a child’s natural growth patterns, minimizing more complex treatments in the future. Additionally, regular follow-up visits are scheduled to monitor progress and make any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan, ensuring optimal results for our young patients.

patient undergoing an orthodontic treatment in Herndon.

What to Expect

The first step to early orthodontics is to perform an evaluation of your child’s teeth, gums, and jaw. This helps confirm any alignment issues including protruding teeth, narrow jaw, malocclusion, or other bite complications. Our orthodontics are experts at ensuring you and your kiddo are comfortable for the entire exam and treatment.

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Why Choose Trü for Pediatric Orthodontics in Herndon?

Compassionate Providers

Our skilled providers make it a priority to keep our patients and their caretakers safe and comfortable throughout the whole process!

Innovative Technology

We always stay on the cutting-edge of orthodontic technologies. That’s why we use advanced 3D scanning instead of outdated mold-taking, ensuring the process is smooth for you and your kiddo.

Accessible Orthodontics

With 4 location in the Northern Virginia area, 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

Get Started and Get Smilin’

Learn why Trü Orthodontics is the premier destination for early orthodontics in Herndon!