Orthodontist showing a patient her retainers in Herndon, VA

early orthodontics for children

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. Early orthodontics in Herndon can prevent future problems and ensure a healthy, confident smile for your child.

Pediatric Orthodontics

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. Our trusted team aims to detect and correct potential problems early, resulting in less invasive treatments down the line. Pediatric orthodontics is often also 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. Early intervention with interceptive orthodontics can prevent extensive and costly treatments like 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

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 experienced 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 orthodontists are experts at ensuring you and your kids are comfortable for the entire examination 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!

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Protect Your Child’s Smile and Prevent Future Complications Today!