Early orthodontic treatment such as braces can help your child correct major concerns before they develop into more severe issues. The Doral & Miami Centers for Orthodontics offer braces for children and patients of all ages, welcoming those from Miami Springs, Kendall, Hialeah, and the neighboring Florida communities.
When Will My Child Need Braces?
Braces and other orthodontic treatments are recommended on a case-by-case basis depending on the specific needs of the patient. There is not a specific age at which your child should begin a braces treatment, although the American Association of Orthodontists recommends scheduling your child’s first orthodontic visit around the age of seven. This gives us the opportunity to diagnose and address any developing issues before they require more extensive forms of treatment. If you believe that your child needs braces, it’s best to bring them in for an initial consultation appointment.
How Do I Know If My Child Needs Braces?
It can be difficult to know if your child needs braces, as there is a lot of tooth movement and changes in the jaw as a child develops. However, there are a few signs that are a good indication that your child may need braces or other orthodontic care. These signs include:
- Improper tooth placement, including crowding or spacing
- Thumb sucking or mouth breathing habits
- Misaligned bite
- Early or late loss of baby teeth
How Much Do Children Braces Cost?
All braces treatments vary depending on the types of braces used and the length of treatment. We develop a personalized treatment plan for each patient to ensure the best results possible. As a result, we are not able to provide the exact cost of treatment until we are able to diagnose the patient and develop a treatment plan. To learn more, visit our page on the cost of braces.
If you are concerned that your child may require braces, contact us today to schedule an appointment. We take pride in offering effective and professional care to all of our patients. The Doral & Miami Centers for Orthodontics welcome patients from Kendall, Hialeah, Miami Springs, and the nearby areas of Florida.