Kids’ Orthodontics

When Should My Child First See the Orthodontist?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children see an orthodontist for kids for a check-up by age seven. This early evaluation allows our Orlando family orthodontists to catch issues early and begin early orthodontic treatment at the right time, should it be needed, to avoid more complicated problems later on. Only 10-15% of children we see at an early age need interceptive or early orthodontic treatment. Our children’s orthodontists treat conservatively and will only recommend early treatment if there is a clear benefit for your child.

Schedule a free consultation for your child with the pediatric orthodontists near you at AM Orthodontics! We have two convenient offices in Orlando: Michigan Street and Lake Nona.

Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment

You may have heard of different “phases” of treatment in orthodontics when it comes to treating children. Scientific studies (including one major study performed at the University of Florida) have shown that in most cases, one single phase of treatment in adolescence is just as effective as splitting treatment into two phases. This way, the overall cost of orthodontic treatment is reduced, and our patients are in treatment for less time.

Often, the kids who need early interceptive treatment may have a tooth that is in a traumatic position, upper teeth at risk of trauma, or a severely restricted growth pattern that requires intervention. We are confident in our conservative approach and feel we can benefit our patients and their families by reducing treatment time and cost by treating most cases in just one phase during adolescence.

Schedule a free consultation with our pediatric orthodontists in Orlando to ensure your child’s smile stays on track.

How Much Do Braces Cost for Kids?

The cost of braces for kids depends on the extent of their orthodontic issues, the treatment chosen, and if your insurance covers kids’ braces. The best way to learn how much braces cost for your child is to schedule a free consultation with our Orlando pediatric orthodontists at AM Orthodontics. After completing this orthodontic exam, if your child’s orthodontist determines treatment is necessary, our team will provide a proposed orthodontic treatment plan and review any costs with you before beginning treatment. We offer flexible payment options to fit your budget!

Benefits of kids’ braces:

  • Improve your child’s smile and boost their confidence

  • Make daily dental hygiene easier

  • Prevent tooth decay or gum disease later in life

Begin Your Child's Journey to a Perfect Smile

At AM Orthodontics, we create smiles to last a lifetime. Whether your child is ready for braces now or just turning seven and needs a check-up, our kids’ orthodontists near you can help.

Schedule a free consultation today!