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Weaver & Stratton is your pediatric dentist in Jacksonville that also specializes in children's braces.

Orthodontist for Children

While there is no exact age for children to begin treatment by an orthodontist, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends having an orthodontic evaluation around age seven. Having you child have an evaluation by our orthodontist in Jacksonville can help correct problems or help determine if they may need braces in the future.

By this age, most children have a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth, making it easier for the orthodontist to diagnose and correct tooth and jaw problems sooner and without surgery.

Braces or Orthodonic Treatment Can:

  • Correct and guide the growth of your child's jaw to help the permanent teeth come in straight
  • Regulate the width of the upper and lower arches
  • Create more space for crowded teeth
  • Possibly avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions later in life
  • Correct thumb-sucking and help improve minor speech problems

Does My Child Need Braces?

Things to look for that may mean your child needs braces or other orthodontic treatment:

  • Early/late loss of baby teeth
  • Your child has a hard time chewing or biting food
  • Mouth breathing
  • Finger or thumb sucking
  • Crowded, misplaced, or blocked teeth
  • Jaws that pop or make sounds when opening and closing
  • Teeth that come together abnormally or do not come together at all
  • Jaws and teeth that are not proportionate to the rest of the face
  • Crowded front teeth around age seven or eight

Please contact Weaver & Stratton to schedule a braces evaluation with our kid's orthodontist in Jacksonville or Orange Park, FL. Early orthodontic treatment now will give your child a healthy, beautiful smile for the future.

Children's Braces Jacksonville, FL | Orthodontist Jacksonville FL | Weaver & Stratton (904) 264-KIDS (5437)