Our team is excited to provide orthodontic care for your children and teenagers! We have the options to fit their wants and needs, providing them an excellent experience from the moment treatment begins. Our office offers teeth straightening through both traditional braces and Invisalign clear aligners. By receiving orthodontic treatment, children are given a better opportunity to not only achieve a more appealing smile but also healthier teeth that are easier to care for! If you are in or around West Chester, PA, and interested in orthodontic treatment for your child or teen, use our convenient online scheduling tool to book an appointment with our office today!
When to Get Started
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that your child begin visiting an orthodontist around the age of seven. At this point, children should have a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth, allowing us to better recognize their needs for treatment. Orthodontists are able to diagnose and treat problems with your child’s tooth alignment or jaw bone. By visiting the dentist as early as possible, early intervention may be provided to avoid more extensive procedures in the future.
Traditional Metal Braces
Metal braces are a great option for children or teens facing moderate to severe cases of misalignment. Among the many orthodontic problems that braces can address are gaps, crowding, overbite, and underbite. By using brackets and wires that are attached to the teeth, alignment is gradually shifted into a perfect arch. This improves the appearance of the teeth as well as their function. Children that struggle to chew food properly or suffer from speech impediments may greatly benefit from traditional braces.
Once treatment with braces begins, parents should expect to bring their child to our office every four to eight weeks for adjustments. During their orthodontic check-ups, children can customize color patterns or pick their favorite color bands to be attached to their braces. We strive to make the treatment process fun and individualized for each and every guest!
Invisalign is an option that effectively straightens teeth without the brackets and wires! As an aesthetic alternative to traditional braces, this treatment may be more appealing to teenagers. Invisalign is a series of virtually invisible aligners that slip over your teen’s teeth and gradually shift their position over time. The aligners must be worn at least 22 hours each day, removable for eating meals, and proper routine teeth cleaning.
The option works best for mild orthodontic treatment needs and may not be suitable for more advanced alignment problems. The best way to find out if Invisalign is right for your teen is by bringing them in for an appointment. Our dentist will be able to recommend the best option for your child after examining their teeth!
Connecting With Guests to Determine the Best Option
Our team takes pride in being able to communicate effectively with all of our guests and parents. Orthodontic treatment can be time-consuming and costly, which further emphasizes the importance of communication and satisfaction. We maintain a focus on providing clear communication on every step of the treatment, as well as ensuring you are informed of the process before treatment begins!
At Chester County Dentistry for Children, we want to provide the most professional, personalized orthodontic care for your child or teen; in order to do that, we want you and your child to be involved in the process. That way, there is no doubt that we have done our job to the best of our ability. We believe that it’s a job well done, only when guests and parents are both smiling! If you are in or around West Chester, PA, schedule your child or teens visit online today.