Children’s Orthodontist

From braces to Invisalign, there are many ways OX Orthodontix can help you find the right fit for your child. 

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Does My Child Need Early Orthodontic Treatment?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that kids see an orthodontist for their first appointment at age seven. At this age, the back bite is established and new teeth are just starting to come in which allows us to evaluate both front-to-back and side-to-side tooth and jaw relationships. This lets our orthodontists spot any current orthodontic problems or point out problems that may develop down the road such as crossbites, facial asymmetries, overbites/underbites, and spacing issues.

Braces For Kids

Orthodontists are essential for children’s oral health. When kids visit the OX, they are given a comprehensive assessment of their oral health. During your child’s visit, we will identify possible issues with your child’s bite, jaw, and teeth alignment. The orthodontist can ensure that kids’ teeth are developing correctly and on the right track for healthy dental development.

The Benefits Of Visiting OX

Orthodontists are essential for children’s oral health. When kids visit the OX, they are given a comprehensive assessment of their oral health. During your child’s visit, we will identify possible issues with your child’s bite, jaw, and teeth alignment. The orthodontist can ensure that kids’ teeth are developing correctly and on the right track for healthy dental development.

Signs to See An Orthodontist

Underbite: Lower front teeth protrude in front of upper teeth.

Crossbite: Upper teeth fit behind or inside the lower teeth

Deep Bite: Lower teeth are biting close to, or on, the palate/Upper teeth covering the lower teeth.

Crowding: Upper and/or lower teeth don’t have space and are crooked.

Narrow Jaw: Upper and/or lower arches, that hold the teeth, are too narrow.

Facial Asymmetries: Differences in the size of the left and right hemifaces.

Overbite: Upper front teeth protrude.

Invisalign

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At OX Orthodontix, we specialize in the orthodontic evaluation and treatment of children. The interceptive treatment can set them up for a lifetime of healthy teeth and limit the need or extent of treatment in the future.

OX Orthodontix was among the first children’s orthodontists to use Invisalign for early-phase treatment. It’s part of why we have been recognized as a top 1% provider. Additionally, as orthodontic specialists, we are experts in using orthodontic expanders and braces when needed.

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Using Invisalign in this way for years, along with product improvements, has allowed our orthodontists to treat an increasing number of pediatric patients. Our mission is to help our patients achieve a beautiful smile for the long term – sometimes, that means starting treatment early.

Removable

Take out your aligners to eat, drink, brush and floss. No wire or braces means unrestricted eating, nowhere for food to get caught, and nothing to break.

Comfortable

The smooth, closely fitted trays don’t irritate as wires or brackets can. So keep up with your activities without worries or changes in routine.

Easy

Fewer appointments are needed since you switch to the next tray instead of having an in-office braces adjustment. And the appointments you do have take less time.

Kids Orthodontics FAQs

Every parent should ensure their child sees an orthodontist before age seven. At this age, an orthodontist can evaluate a child’s jaw structure and the development of teeth and make recommendations certain ortho treatment. 

Depending on the child’s development and the severity of their misalignment, they can get braces as young as seven. However, the tooth structure and development is different for each individual. Therefore, talk with the OX team to determine if braces would benefit your child.
 

Many factors, such as age, the misalignment’s severity, and the teeth’ overall health, should be considered. Orthodontists are trained to diagnose and suggest treatments for crooked teeth and other misalignments. In addition, parents must schedule regular checkups to ensure that their children’s teeth are developing correctly.

According to the American Academy of Orthodontists, Invisalign can be a great treatment option for kids who need orthodontic care. In addition, Invisalign may be more comfortable for younger patients and more aesthetically pleasing for those self-conscious about having visible braces.

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