Pediatric orthodontists deal specifically with jaw and/or teeth alignment in children ages 7 to 18! They are specially trained to provide braces and invisible aligners to help align the teeth and create a foundation of orthodontic health for your child!
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
Some of our pediatric orthodontic solutions include:
How Early Orthodontics Works
We’ll create a treatment plan for early orthodontics in Herndon that works for you and your child’s needs!
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.
Why Choose Trü for Pediatric Orthodontics in Herndon?
Our skilled providers make it a priority to keep our patients and their caretakers safe and comfortable throughout the whole process!
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 That’s why we use advanced 3D scanning instead of outdated mold-taking, ensuring the process is smooth for you and your kiddo.
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
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 are specialists in tooth and jaw alignment, whereas dentists are not experts in those fields. While pediatric dentists still perform care for teeth and gums, orthodontists are the only ones who can assist with realignment.