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Welcome to Local Orthodontics, where we specialize in providing orthodontic care for kids. We believe in the power of a healthy smile and its positive impact on a child’s overall well-being. Our dedicated team is committed to ensuring your child’s journey to a healthy smile is comfortable and effective. Discover why braces for kids can be a transformative experience.

Why Braces for Kids

Braces for kids are not just about aesthetics; they are an essential part of maintaining your child’s oral health. The benefits go beyond a beautiful smile.

  • Correcting Misalignments: Braces help in aligning crooked or crowded teeth, preventing future dental problems.
  • Improved Oral Health: Properly aligned teeth are easier to clean and maintain, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease.
  • Boosted Confidence: A beautiful smile enhances a child’s self-esteem, promoting social and emotional well-being.
Woman with ceramic braces on teeth at the dental office

Our Approach

At Local Orthodontics, our approach to treating children is built on expertise and empathy. We understand that kids may have reservations about orthodontic care, and our specialized pediatric orthodontists are here to make the experience comfortable and enjoyable. 

Tailored Treatment Plans

Every child is unique, and so is their orthodontic journey. Our team creates personalized treatment plans to address the specific needs of your child.

Child-Friendly Environment

Our clinics are designed to be welcoming and non-intimidating, creating a positive atmosphere for children.

State of the Art Technology

We utilize advanced orthodontic technology to ensure efficient and effective treatment.

Types of Braces

Choosing the right type of braces for your child is an important decision. We offer various options to meet your child’s needs

InBrace Braces

Inbrace braces are placed behind the teeth, rendering them entirely invisible from the front. These braces offer both effectiveness and invisibility, ensuring a discreet orthodontic treatment.

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Lightforce Braces

Lightforce braces are less noticeable than traditional metal braces. They blend in with the teeth for a more discreet appearance.

Invisalign for Teens

Invisalign for Kids

Invisalign offers a nearly invisible alternative to traditional braces. They are removable, making eating and cleaning more straightforward.

What to Expect

These are the most common braces, consisting of metal brackets and wires. They are highly effective and suitable for various orthodontic issues.

Initial Consultation

The journey begins with a consultation. Our orthodontist will assess your child’s oral health and discuss treatment options.

Placement of Braces

When your child receives their braces, they may experience some initial discomfort. We’ll provide guidance on managing this.

Regular Appointments

Routine check-ups are vital to monitor progress and make necessary adjustments.

Removal of Braces

Once the treatment is complete, the braces are removed, revealing a beautiful, healthy smile.

Placement of Brace

Costs and Payment Options

We believe that every child deserves access to quality orthodontic care. To make treatment more affordable, we offer:

Transparent Pricing

We provide a clear breakdown of the costs, so you understand what you're paying for.

Insurance Coverage

We work with various insurance providers to maximize your benefits.

Payment Plans

Our flexible payment plans ensure that your child receives the care they need.

Life with Braces

Life with braces can be a fun and enjoyable experience. Here’s what to expect:

Dietary Adjustments

Dietary Adjustments

While wearing braces, there may be some dietary restrictions. We’ll provide a list of foods to avoid and braces-friendly alternatives.

Oral Hygiene

Oral Hygiene

Maintaining oral hygiene is crucial during orthodontic treatment. We’ll provide instructions and recommend tools to help your child keep their braces clean.

Comfort and Care

Comfort and Care

We’ll discuss common issues like discomfort and provide advice on managing them.

Aftercare

Orthodontic care doesn’t end with the removal of braces. The retention phase is crucial to maintaining the results:

Retention Appliances

Your child may need to wear a retainer to preserve the newly achieved alignment.

Regular Check-ups

Post-treatment appointments are essential to monitor the progress and make adjustments if necessary.

Oral Health Education

We'll provide guidance on how to maintain oral health to ensure your child's smile stays beautiful.

Ready to transform your smile?

Schedule an appointment today and see the difference that Local Orthodontics can do for your smile!

 

Braces For Kids Services FAQ

¬†Orthodontic treatment can begin as early as 7-8 years old when it’s easier to correct issues.

There might be some initial discomfort, but it’s usually manageable with over-the-counter pain relievers and soft foods.

The duration varies, but it’s influenced by factors like the complexity of the issue and your child’s commitment to treatment.

Absolutely, but we recommend wearing a mouthguard to protect the braces and your child’s mouth.

We provide detailed guidance on oral hygiene with braces, including special tools and cleaning techniques.