Orthodontist in Jacksonville

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When it comes to your children’s teeth, you want them to have a beautiful, straight smile. A bright smile can have a positive impact on your child’s self-confidence. As an orthodontist in Jacksonville, we offer comprehensive orthodontic treatment along with pediatric dental care. We will examine your child’s teeth and alignment to develop a treatment plan tailored to meet your child’s needs. After the exam, we can address any questions you might have including the estimated duration your child will need to wear braces and the cost. You can count on us to straighten out your child’s teeth, so they can enjoy a beautiful smile for years to come.

When your child is ready for braces, turn to a pediatric dentist and orthodontist you can trust.  If you would like to schedule a visit with a dentist in Orange Park, FL, you can call our office at (904) 264-KIDS right now.

What’s the best age to have an orthodontist evaluation?

If you want to improve the look and feel of your smile, then any age can be a great age to have an orthodontic dentist evaluation. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children first be evaluated around the age of seven. By this age, most children have both baby teeth and adult teeth, making it easier for our orthodontists to diagnose and correct tooth and jaw problems sooner and without surgery.

However, orthodontic treatment is not exclusive to children and teens, with about one in every five orthodontic patients being over the age of 21. Whether you’re considering treatment for yourself or braces for your teen or child, any time is a good time to visit our office for an evaluation.

If I get braces, how long do I have to wear them?

The amount of time spent in braces varies depending on the individual patient. Every smile responds differently to treatment. Treatment times can take anywhere between six to 30 months; however, most standard treatments take about 24 months.

What is the process for orthodontic treatment?

Our pediatric dentists are trained to perform an orthodontic screening at every 6-month checkup. If you are interested in orthodontic treatment, we would be happy to schedule an initial orthodontic exam with our children’s orthodontist, Dr. Aylin Mazzuoccolo. At this visit, Dr. Mazzuoccolo will discuss any concerns you have, identify any common problems that orthodontics can address, determine an approximate timeline for the treatment, and provide treatment options. Generally, the initial exam is followed by diagnostic records to gather the necessary photos, X-rays, and impressions. After these diagnostic records have been analyzed, Dr. Mazzuoccolo will have a consultation with you about your orthodontic treatment options and answer any questions you may have.

We greatly appreciate you choosing our office for orthodontic treatment. We are very passionate about providing high-quality orthodontic care in a welcoming and compassionate environment.

Contact our pediatric orthodontist to see if braces are right for your child. We proudly serve Fruit Cove, Jacksonville, and Orange Park, Florida, as well as St. Johns County.