Kids’ braces

When your child turns seven, it’s time to get them evaluated by an orthodontist for the first time. An evaluation of their mouth at this stage allows the orthodontist to see emerging jaw, mouth and teeth issues that are more easily resolved while the jaw is still developing and kids are still losing and gaining new teeth.

Why do kids get braces?

There are many reasons why your kid might need braces, such as:

  • Problems with chewing, breathing or talking.
  • Thumb sucking or tongue thrusting.
  • Protruding or crowded teeth.
  • Missing or impacted teeth.

Does my child need braces?

So, what should you look out for that signifies your child may need orthodontic intervention? These factors and behaviors may indicate alignment issues with the teeth and jaw:

  • Hereditary influences or genetic predispositions
  • An early injury involving the mouth, jaw or face
  • Thumb sucking beyond 5 years old
  • Losing baby teeth before they’re 5 or after they’re 13

Our braces for kids' teeth

Many people are surprised to learn that kids have just as many braces options as adults. When you meet with us for an evaluation, we’ll go through all the appliances we have available to create a custom treatment plan that fits your kid’s needs and provides results in as little time as possible.

If your child is in need of orthodontic service, we’ll likely use one of these options:

Why Amazing Smiles Orthodontics?

At Amazing Smiles Orthodontics in Metro East, IL and Clayton and St. Peters, MO, we live up to our name by providing premier care to every patient that enters our clinic, no matter their age. The younger we see a patient, the faster we can give them a smile they’ll love and be confident showing off day after day.

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When you’re looking for options for your child’s orthodontic care, choose the clinic that employs Diamond and Diamond+ level Invisalign Providers and runs a team of compassionate, respectful staff.

At Amazing Smiles Orthodontics, we’re dedicated to giving you the best customer service you’ll ever receive. Contact us online and we’ll answer any of your questions or set you up with an appointment at one of our local practices in Glen Carbon or O’Fallon, Illinois, or Clayton or Saint Peters, Missouri!