Braces for Kids | Wiewiora & Dunn Orthodontics

Orthodontics For Kids

Early Orthodontic Treatment

We help you make the best decision for your child’s smile, health, and quality of life. Dr. Wiewiora and Dr. Dunn have years of experience transforming little smiles in Lake Mary and Longwood.

When is the best age to get braces or Invisalign?

The AAO (American Association of Orthodontists) recommends that children receive their first orthodontic evaluation at age 7.

Age 7 sounds young, we know, but this doesn’t mean that orthodontic treatment will begin at this age. Dr. Wiewiora and Dr. Dunn will only suggest the right treatment at the right time for each patient.

Does my little one need treatment?

If any of these symptoms sound familiar, we encourage you to request a complimentary consultation with us!
An early assessment of your child’s growth gives you the peace of mind that your child is thriving.

Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment

Early orthodontic treatment is best separated into two phases, designed to work alongside the natural development of the teeth and jaw bones.

What Is Phase 1 Treatment?

Phase 1 orthodontic treatment is typically completed between the ages of 7 and 10 and is aimed to prepare the mouth for permanent teeth to emerge in a healthy alignment with a sufficient amount of space.

During this phase, your child may be treated with a palatal expander appliance to widen the upper jaw and create enough room for permanent teeth to grow.

What Is Phase 2 Treatment?

This phase generally begins in the early teen years, when all of the permanent teeth have erupted. Phase 2 treatment focuses on aligning the teeth and jaws to create a harmonious facial appearance. During this phase, a full treatment of braces or Invisalign is often completed.

Every child develops at a different rate, and your child’s treatment plan will be 100% personalized to his or her needs. At your first visit, we’ll help you make the right choice for your little one!

What is the cost of braces for kids?

The average cost of braces and orthodontic care can vary greatly, depending on your child’s individual needs. At Wiewiora & Dunn Orthodontics, we believe everyone should have access to high-quality orthodontics at an affordable price.

We do everything we can to help our patients manage the cost of orthodontics, including flexible financing with $0 down options, in-house financing at 0%-interest, and more.

We’ll work with you to develop a financial plan that meets your needs and makes your child’s healthy smile affordable.

Schedule now!

Now is the perfect time to get started.

Request a complimentary consultation for your child today.
Orthodontic insurance coverage can lower your costs significantly! We’re proud to accept most HMO and PPO dental insurance plans.

Don’t wait!

A confident smile begins with a free consultation.