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Children’s Orthodontics

Childrens Orthodontics Tampa

While there is no “set” age for children to begin orthodontic treatment, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. This is generally when the first permanent molars and incisors have come in and the orthodontist can evaluate potential problems such as crossbites and crowding. With early treatment, an orthodontist can guide the growth of the jaw and help guide incoming permanent teeth.

Reasons for children to seek early orthodontic treatment

  • Correct and guide jaw growth, assisting that permanent teeth will grow in straight and creating room for crowded or incoming teeth.
  • Regulate width of the upper and lower arches
  • Reduce the risk of trauma to any front teeth that are protruding
  • Reduce or avoid the need for future tooth extractions
  • Help avoid future orthodontic complications
  • Allow children to view their orthodontist as a friend, not a foe
  • Give children the orthodontic help they need to build a beautiful smile

Signs that children may need to seek early orthodontic treatment

    • Thumb or finger sucking
    • Early/late loss of baby teeth
    • Mouth breathing
    • 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 7 or difficulty chewing or biting food

We are expert smile makers for the beautiful kids of Tampa. As kids grow up, they’ll want to have happy, healthy smiles as they make their way in the world. Thanks to our specialized team of orthodontists, your child can correct issues with their teeth at an early age and avoid aggravation and expensive correction procedures later in life.

Our dedicated orthodontists can provide your child with preventive as well as aesthetic help. We are proud to call ourselves children’s orthodontists because it means that we are contributing to building kids’ self-esteem. Contact our office and let one of our children’s orthodontists tell you about the treatment that would work best for your son or daughter.

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Our Locations

North Tampa

  • 1303 W. Fletcher Ave
    Tampa, FL 33612

  • 813-968-1611
  • Hours Of Operation:

    Monday: 9am - 7pm
    Tuesday-Thursday: 8am - 5pm
    Friday: By Appointment

South Tampa

  • 3302 W. Azeele St.
    Tampa, FL 33609

  • 813-968-1611
  • Hours Of Operation:

    Monday: 9am - 7pm
    Tuesday-Thursday: 8am - 5pm
    Friday: By Appointment