Kids that wait for treatment until they grow older join our Kidz Klub!
Dr. Just will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan for your child’s needs. Until your child’s treatment, your child will become a member of our 7 & Up Club. They will recieve a membership card to bring with them to their follow-up appointments. Each time your child visits and brings their membership card, they will have the opportunity to win great rewards, such as gift certificates. Every six months, your child should have a recall examination where Dr. Just will monitor the change and growth of your child’s mouth at no charge. When your child is determined ready to get braces, they graduate from the 7 & Up Club.
Join the Kidz Klub!
Remember to bring your Membership Card to each appointment for the chance to win rewards
All Kids Should Get An Orthodontic Check-Up By Age 7
Even if your child’s teeth appear to be straight and unlikely to need braces, sometimes their bite could cause issues. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that your child get an orthodontic check-up by age 7.
Signs that may indicate the need for orthodontic attention:
Early intervention can help prevent bigger problems in the future
Early treatment gives your child the best chance of having a healthy, functional, and beautiful set of adult teeth, and helps prevent later removal of permanent teeth due to overcrowding, or surgical procedures to align the upper and lower jaws.
Early treatment can mean less time in braces, and can benefit your child’s self-esteem if they might otherwise be made fun of by their peers.
90% of the children we meet don’t need early treatment.
An early appointment means Dr. Just has the best chance to help:
Developmental Phase Treatment
Children sometimes exhibit early signs of jaw problems as they grow and develop. An upper and lower jaw that is growing too much or not enough can be recognized at an early age. Because they are growing rapidly, children can benefit enormously from an early phase of orthodontic treatment. By establishing a good foundation, adequate room for the eruption of all permanent teeth can be provided.
The major advantages of two-phase treatment are:
- Maximize the opportunity to accomplish an ideal healthy, functional, esthetic result that will remain stable throughout life.
- Improve self-esteem and self-confidence
- Minimize the length of treatment during the second, comprehensive treatment.
- Avoid injury
- Maximize oral health
While your child might wait a few years until treatment, Dr. Just can discuss with you what might best treat your child’s needs.
Orthodontic treatment begins most often between the ages of 9 and 14.
How long will my child need braces or Invisalign? It will depend on the amount and difficulty of issues the braces or Invisalign are trying to treat. The average time spent in braces is around 18 to 22 months. We have patients in braces in as little as six months or some complex issues might take over three years to complete the process. If your child doesn’t wear their Invisalign for as long as they need, this could also slow down the process.