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Facial Growth Orthodontics for Children

We offer solutions to chronic allergies, sleep apnea, over or underdeveloped jaws, and more!

An excellent option for children …

The primary reason children are ideal candidates for facial growth orthodontics is that they are still growing! This growth can be managed to ensure proper development, which can reduce the potential for smile and bite issues in the future.

Facial growth orthodontics is an excellent option for treating children living with craniofacial imbalances and jaw development problems, because instead of remodeling the jaw, the growth appliances used during treatment facilitate proper growth and development.

Early intervention is key!

If you wait to treat craniofacial development issues or mid-face deficiencies, the growth-guidance benefits of facial growth orthodontics could be reduced. In short, although facial growth orthodontics can benefit individuals of any age, early intervention is best. Schedule your consultation today!

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Symptoms / Characteristics

Children who can benefit from facial growth orthodontics may have symptoms or characteristics such as:

  • Mid-face deficiencies
  • Over- or underdeveloped jaws (crossbite, overbite or underbite)
  • Mouth breathing/open mouth posture
  • Enlarged tonsils and adenoids
  • Chronic allergies
  • Tongue-tie and poor tongue habits/oral rest posture
  • Sleep apnea

Using Facial Growth Orthodontics to treat these issues also means that the mouth can be guided to accommodate adult teeth that have yet to come in.


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Prevent issues before they become a problem!

Facial growth orthodontics help to prevent issues that can develop as a result of craniofacial imbalance. Facial growth orthodontics can also help to reduce the risk of developing TMJD and other jaw disorders, as well as help to develop a child's airway.

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Frequently Asked Questions

At what age should my child start orthodontic treatment?

Children are ideal candidates for facial growth orthodontics while they are still growing, as this allows for the management of their development to ensure proper jaw and facial structure. Early intervention is critical to maximizing the benefits of treatment, but there is no specific age because each child is different.

What are the benefits of early orthodontic treatment for children?

Early orthodontic treatment for children can manage growth to reduce future smile and bite issues, treat craniofacial imbalances and jaw development problems, and facilitate proper growth and development. It can also help prevent TMJD and other jaw disorders and help develop a healthy airway.

Is it possible to correct teeth alignment without braces for children?

Facial Growth Orthodontics offers solutions without traditional braces by using growth appliances to facilitate proper jaw and facial development, indirectly addressing the root causes of teeth alignment issues rather than just straightening teeth.

How long does orthodontic treatment for children typically last?

The duration of orthodontic treatment for children varies based on their specific needs and the extent of growth and adjustment required. Facial Growth Orthodontics is tailored to individual development, making treatment length dependent on each child’s unique case.

Are there payment plans or financing options available for children's orthodontic treatment?

We understand that orthodontic treatment for your child is a significant investment in their health and well-being. To make this essential care more accessible and manageable for families, we provide flexible payment plans directly through our office.