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.
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.
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.