Children’s orthodontics

Kids' orthodontist in Sugar Land & Rosenberg

When you think of pediatric orthodontics, braces for teens might be the first treatment on your mind. However, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends a check-up by age 7.

Are you ready to see your child’s smile shine brighter than ever? For premier care, an outstanding patient experience and affordable payment options, you can count on Garrett & Boyd Orthodontics. We proudly serve all families in Rosenberg, Sugar Land and the surrounding areas. Request a free consultation to help your child gain a healthy, confident smile that will light up any room.

At what age do kids get braces?

Kids may generally begin orthodontic treatment with braces between 9 and 14 years old. This age range is ideal because most children have lost some baby teeth, and their permanent teeth are starting to come in. However, the age which kids get braces can vary depending on individual needs. The best way to determine when your child should get braces is by visiting a board-certified orthodontist, who will address each individual’s pediatric orthodontic needs to determine the timing of their braces treatment.

Two-Phase treatment

Early intervention (also known as Two-Phase orthodontic treatment) enables a family orthodontist to oversee jaw development and propose orthodontic measures if necessary. Only some patients need early (Phase One) orthodontic intervention. The goal of the first phase of treatment is to develop the jaw size to accommodate all the permanent teeth and to coordinate the upper and lower jaws to each other. Children sometimes exhibit early signs of jaw problems as they grow and develop. If children after age six have a jaw discrepancy, they are candidates for early orthodontic treatment.

Phase Two is initiated when all permanent teeth have erupted and usually requires braces treatment on all the teeth for an average of 24 months. There is a resting period between the first and second phases for those who undergo Phase One treatment. Retainers are worn after Phase One and Phase Two to ensure your child retains their beautiful smile.

Many patients can skip Phase One treatment and wait until they’re ready for Phase Two. Nevertheless, seeing a board-certified family orthodontist for kids for an initial evaluation around age seven is essential for ensuring a plan is in place for your child’s teeth to grow correctly.

Request a free consultation with our kids’ orthodontist near you in Sugar Land and Rosenberg, Texas.

Benefits of early orthodontic treatment

Early orthodontic treatment comes with many functional and cosmetic benefits. Scheduling a visit with a board-certified family orthodontist for kids helps you and your child:

  • Correct problems early: Proactive orthodontic care tackles issues like crowding, underbites and excessive spacing as they occur. Interceptive treatment also prevents more significant problems later in life, giving your child the best chance at a dazzling smile and lifelong oral health.
  • Save time and money: If left unaddressed, dental issues may require surgery or other costly treatments later on. Your kid’s orthodontist will square away any problems before they become more complex. Early orthodontic treatment saves more than money — it also saves time spent traveling and in your family orthodontist’s office.
  • Achieve a more beautiful smile: You love seeing your child smile no matter what, so help them feel confident with early orthodontic treatment. Our care gives teeth ample space to grow correctly, which can address speech problems and other issues.
  • Practice healthier habits: Behaviors like excessive thumb sucking or prolonged pacifier use might impact your child’s oral health. During early orthodontic treatment, we’ll identify and correct these childhood habits.

Why choose Garrett & Boyd Orthodontics?

  • Board-certified orthodontists

    Our team of experienced and compassionate kid’s orthodontists specializes in treating young smiles. You can trust that your child is in the best hands throughout their braces journey.

  • Tailored treatment plans

    Every child's smile is unique, so we create personalized treatment plans to address your child's specific orthodontic needs. From crowded teeth to misaligned bites, we've got it covered!

  • Cutting-edge technology

    At Garrett & Boyd Orthodontics, we stay ahead of the curve with the latest orthodontic technology. Clear aligners (made popular by the Invisalign® system) and braces for kids are designed for comfort and efficiency, ensuring a smoother and faster treatment process.

  • Fun braces options

    Let your child express their individuality with a variety of fun and colorful kids' braces options, including the ability to pick a new color of rubber bands to go on their braces at every adjustment appointment.

  • Positive and supportive environment

    We understand that visiting the orthodontist can be intimidating for kids. That's why we've created a warm and welcoming atmosphere where your child will feel relaxed and confident during their visits.

  • Parent involvement

    We believe in keeping parents informed every step of the way. You'll receive regular updates on your child's progress and have the opportunity to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

How much do braces cost for kids?

The cost of braces for kids or clear aligners for kids may vary depending on the type of treatment used and the severity of the issue. During your free consultation, we will work with you to create a payment plan for the cost of your child’s proposed treatment plan that fits your budget and will be happy to answer any questions. We also accept insurance.

Where confident smiles begin

Imagine the joy on your child’s face as they watch their teeth transform, leading to a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime. Our goal isn’t just to straighten teeth but to boost your child’s self-esteem and overall well-being.

Help make your child’s smile shine brighter than ever. Request a free consultation with some of the best board-certified kid’s orthodontists near you in Sugar Land and Rosenberg, Texas, and learn about the best braces for kids.