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Child Braces services offered in North DFW, Carrollton, TX

You might think your little one is too young for braces, but American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that any child sees an orthodontist by the age of seven to avoid negative consequences of missing an important intervention or costly treatment later on. At Prime Orthodontics in Carrollton, TX, Dr. Sooyoun Chung offers short and effective early treatment for children who need Phase I treatment.  To schedule a complimentary consultation, contact us today.

Child Braces Q & A

Why are child braces important?

More often than not, orthodontic problems during childhood only get worse as your little one grows. The truth is, teeth that fit together well look and function better than those that don’t. By intercepting these issues now, your family can save time and money on orthodontics in the future.

Child braces, or Phase I treatment, can stop these minor concerns from turning into major bite and misalignment issues. If your child is already showing signs of an overbite, overcrowding, or other orthodontic concerns, we can help keep their smile healthy and beautiful with child braces.

We recommend Phase I treatment to:

  • Improve speech

  • Promote easier chewing

  • Prevent tooth decay

  • Protect teeth from cracks or breaks

  • Improve self esteem

Without early treatment, your child’s orthodontic issues may worsen and cause more damage to their oral health. By getting proper treatment now, their teeth will function better, be easier to clean, and look better too.

How do I know if my child needs braces?

It’s tough to tell if your child needs braces by just looking at their smile. That’s why the American Association of Orthodontist (AAO) recommends every child see an orthodontist for an evaluation by age seven. By this age, your child already has some of their permanent teeth, so we can start seeing potential orthodontic concerns.

Not all of these problems are hard to spot though. Some can be spotted at home. Contact our office if you notice your child shows:

  • Mouth breathing

  • Biting their cheeks

  • Sucking their thumb or fingers

  • Chewing differently