Orthodontic Treatment Options for Children

A young girl smiling representing the children's orthodontic services of Henry Advanced Orthodontics in St. Augustine, FLThe Henry Advanced Orthodontics team can help brighten your child’s future with a healthy and confident smile. We offer a wide variety of innovative orthodontic treatment options, including metal braces and Invisalign. Regardless of the extent of the issue, Dr. Henry can design a treatment plan that is tailored to your child’s orthodontic needs.

Visiting a Children’s Orthodontist

During your child’s visit, Dr. Henry will assess their gums, teeth, and jaws. Below is a brief list of some of the common issues that manifest in young patients:

  • Crowding
  • Overbites
  • Crossbites
  • Underbites
  • Open bites
  • Gummy smiles

Treatments may involve bite adjustments, metal braces, Invisalign, or other services.

For some patients, a simple screening for potential problems is all that’s necessary.

Even if none of the issues listed above are detected, we can still help you determine the best way to care for your child’s smile.

The Benefits of Early Orthodontic Treatment

The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that parents bring their children in for an evaluation by the time they’re seven. Beginning orthodontic treatment at a young age allows us to detect and correct problems before they become more complex. Early detection and treatment may also help you save money and prevent your child from experiencing avoidable dental issues. Early orthodontic treatment can provide a variety of other benefits, including the following:

  • Creating more room so that permanent teeth can push through the gums properly without crowding
  • Improving facial symmetry
  • Guiding jaw growth
  • Reducing the need for tooth extraction
  • Reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease
  • Minimizing overall orthodontic treatment time and costs
  • Girls smiling representing the children's orthodontic services of Henry Advanced Orthodontics in St. Augustine, FL

    Why Visit a Pediatric Orthodontist?

    Dr. Henry has years of training and experience in pediatric dentistry. As an orthodontist who treats children, he can provide your child with a level of care that a general dentist cannot. He emphasizes the following approaches to care:

    Creating a Safe Environment: Our team will help your child feel welcomed and ensure that they become familiar with the way our office runs. We will answer any questions they may have about their treatment and let them know why each step is necessary. Most importantly, our staff members will make your child feel heard and valued so that they feel comfortable coming to appointments in the future.
    Providing Patient Amenities: These play a crucial role in creating an enjoyable dental experience. Your child will have access to entertainment and amenities that will help them feel more comfortable.
    Gentle and Customized Care: A pediatric orthodontist will have a better understanding of the unique orthodontic needs of children. Dr. Henry will customize your child’s treatment plan to address their specific concerns. He will always take a gentle, conservative approach to help ensure a stress-free experience for your child.

    At Henry Advanced Orthodontics, we treat children and adults in St. Augustine and other parts of the First Coast. To schedule an appointment with our orthodontist, call us at 904-429-0095 or fill out our online form.

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