West Orange Orthodontists

Let’s create a beautiful smile

Orthodontic options for children of all ages

Customized treatments for your child’s needs

Our friendly staff will welcome you like family

Also specialized in kids with special needs

Unlock your child’s best smile

Crooked teeth can affect your child’s self-esteem and oral health, leading to issues like cavities and gum disease. Orthodontic treatments can help improve your child’s dental health and appearance at any age.

Our experienced West Orange orthodontists are dedicated to helping your child achieve a beautiful, healthy smile that they can feel proud of for years to come. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and start your child’s journey toward a straighter, healthier smile.

Questions about orthodontic treatments

At what age should children receive orthodontic treatment?

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, children should have their first orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7. This allows us to detect and treat any potential issues before they become more serious.

Can my child play sports while wearing braces or Invisalign?

Yes! However, they may need to wear a mouthguard to protect their teeth and braces or aligners.

What dental issues can braces help with?

Braces can be used to correct a range of dental issues, including crooked or crowded teeth, overbites, underbites, crossbites, and gaps between teeth.

Will orthodontic treatment affect my child's speech or eating habits?

It’s common for children to experience some temporary changes to their speech and eating habits during orthodontic treatment. However, these usually resolve within a few days or weeks.

How long does orthodontic treatment usually take?

The duration of orthodontic treatment varies according to the severity of the problem and the type of treatment. On average, orthodontic treatment takes between 12 and 36 months.

Orthodontic treatments at our practice

At Dentistry for Children of West Essex, we prioritize your child’s dental health and comfort. All of our treatments are tailored to your child’s unique needs and designed with their best interests in mind. Our West Orange orthodontists can help your child with:


Our most popular orthodontic treatment — uses metal brackets and wires to straighten teeth.


Virtually invisible, removable aligners gradually shift your child’s teeth into place.


Custom-made devices that help maintain teeth in their new position after orthodontic treatment.

Functional Appliances

Devices that correct issues with the alignment of the jaws and teeth.

We’re committed to providing exceptional dental care to children and helping them achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. Schedule an appointment today to learn how we can help your child.

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Are orthodontic treatments covered by my insurance?

While many insurance plans cover certain aspects of orthodontic treatment, coverage can vary depending on your plan. Not sure about what’s included in your plan? Our team will be happy to help you answer this and any queries you may have.

We also accept CareCredit and other forms of payment such as credit cards, checks, and cash.

*Dr. Persily, our orthodontist, does not participate in Aetna or Cigna.

Stories That Make Us Smile


“Dr. Iva Leroy was very thorough and attentive to my daughter. She also gave me much insightful information on how I can improve my child’s oral care.”

– Shari G.

Why your child will love us

We know that visiting the dentist can be scary for kids (and grown-ups), so we make it our mission to create a fun and welcoming environment for the whole family.

Our team loves working with young patients and we go above and beyond to make sure every child feels heard, valued, and empowered during their visits. With our friendly staff and our gentle, personalized care, we strive to make every trip to the dentist a happy experience for both kids and their parents.

New to our practice?

  1. To schedule an appointment, call (973) 731-2468.
  2. If there is anything you should bring, our team will let you know.
  3. Prepare to have a fun and positive dental experience with us!


Thu: 8:00am-6:00pm
Fri: 9:00am-5:00pm
Sat: 9:00am-2:00pm
Sun: Closed

Healthy Smiles Last Forever!

Book an appointment with us — we are excited to meet you and your child!