Our orthodontist, Dr. Marc S. Wright, offers child braces and other orthodontic treatments for residents in Atlanta, Marietta, and the surrounding areas of Georgia.
What Are Child Braces?
Child braces are a part of two-phase treatment for children who are at least seven years old. The goal of treatment with child braces is to minimize the amount of orthodontic treatment in the teen years, improve oral health, and remedy issues that may become complex in the future.
What Types of Child Braces Are Available?
Dr. Marc S. Wright recommends metal braces for younger children. These types of braces can be customized to your child’s needs, tend to be an affordable option, and are durable.
Are Ceramic Braces and Invisalign® Used for Child Braces?
Ceramic braces and Invisalign® are not recommended for children. Ceramic braces are more likely to break compared to metal braces. Invisalign® typically cannot address the more complex nature of orthodontic treatment in children.
What Are the Benefits of Child Braces?
Dr. Marc S. Wright may recommend child braces for orthodontic issues related to:
- Sucking of the fingers and thumbs
- Problems biting or chewing food
- Speech issues
- Teeth that are misaligned or crowded
- Breathing through the mouth
- Jaw alignment that causes a popping sound or shifting of the jaw socket
- Teeth and jaw that are disproportionate to the face
- Biting of the roof of the mouth or cheeks
- Permanent teeth that do not erupt correctly
How Much Do Child Braces Cost in Atlanta?
If you have dental insurance, a portion of the cost for child braces may be covered. The investment that you make in child braces may reduce the cost of braces in the teen years. After your initial free consultation with Dr. Marc S. Wright, our patient coordinator reviews the associated costs with you. This will include an estimate of how much insurance will cover. For your out-of-pocket costs, Wright Orthodontics accepts CareCredit® as a financing option.
What Should I Expect from Child Braces?
Your child will need some time to adjust to having braces. We encourage parents to make the experience as fun and comfortable as possible. Engage with your child frequently, such as when brushing and flossing. You should also pay close attention to your child for any subtle or obvious signs of discomfort with the braces.
If you are interested in child braces and other orthodontic treatments in Atlanta, Marietta, and the surrounding areas of Georgia, we invite you to learn more about Wright Orthodontics. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation with Dr. Marc S. Wright.