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Los Angeles Orthodontist Answers FAQs About Children’s Braces

Few things are as important to parents as the health and happiness of their children. Keeping their smiles beautiful and bright requires regular dental care, and occasionally, orthodontic treatment. At Aesthetic Orthodontics, we offer the latest in comfortable orthodontic treatment for our young patients. Childhood orthodontic care can help your child potentially avoid prolonged and uncomfortable treatment in the future. In today’s blog, your Los Angeles orthodontist, Dr. David Alpan, answers common question about children’s braces.

Children’s Braces Frequently Asked Questions

Question: When should my child see an orthodontist?

Answer: According to the American Association of Orthodontists, children should first see an orthodontist around age seven.

Question: Can treatment start before my child has received his/her permanent teeth?

Answer: Yes, in fact, early treatment can be very beneficial to your child’s smile. Early treatment allows your Los Angeles orthodontist to help prevent serious issues from developing. As a result, future orthodontic treatment can be shorter and less extensive.

Question: When would my child qualify for Invisalign clear braces?

Answer: Invisalign provides a popular method of smile correction because the system uses clear plastic aligners instead of metal brackets and wires. Invisalign works best for teens and adult patients.

Question: How long does orthodontic treatment last?

Answer: On average, orthodontic treatment for children under ten typically takes between 12 and 18 months. In the time, Dr. Alpan may employ multiple appliances to improve the appearance and health of your child’s smile.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Los Angeles Orthodontist

Does your little one require orthodontic care to improve the health and appearance of his/her smile? Then talk to your Los Angeles orthodontist today. Dr. Alpan will perform a thorough examination to assess the state of your child’s dental health. He can then recommend the most appropriate orthodontic treatment to address your child’s smile issues. To make an appointment with Dr. David Alpan call (310) 888-0066 for a free initial consultation. Our 90211 dental office provides the latest in orthodontic care for the residents of Beverly Hills and surrounding communities. We also have offices located in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.