Child Braces Specialist

RISUS Orthodontics

Orthodontics located in Skokie, Glenview, & Northbrook, IL

Getting braces earlier makes for an easier and more effective treatment, and the team at RISUS Orthodontics are experts in child braces. Give your child a head start on their orthodontic treatment today by booking a visit to one of their three state-of-the-art clinics, conveniently located in Glenview, Northbrook, and Skokie, Illinois. You can schedule your appointment by calling the office or using the online tool.

Child Braces Q & A

What makes child braces different?

Unlike adults, children’s teeth and jaws are still growing and shifting in alignment. So even though adult braces are tasked with moving teeth that have already settled into a position, child braces work with the natural movement of your child’s smile to delicately course-correct their oral development and get their smile to land in the proper position on the first try.

When should my child start considering braces?

You should bring in your child for their first orthodontic visit when they turn seven, as recommended by The American Association of Orthodontists.

Orthodontic treatment typically doesn’t begin until between ages 9 and 14, but having your child see RISUS Orthodontics early enables the team to more thoroughly monitor your child’s development and gives them a head start on addressing any conditions that might be emerging. 

Some of the benefits of early treatment include:

  • Shorter treatment time
  • Save space for teeth that haven’t erupted yet
  • Manipulating jaw growth to make better facial symmetry

An early visit also gives your orthodontist the opportunity to teach your child about good oral hygiene and curb any bad oral habits.

What conditions can child braces treat?

Child braces can treat all of the conditions that regular braces treat, including: 

  • Crossbite
  • Underbite
  • Open Bite
  • Overbite
  • Crowding
  • Protruding teeth
  • Widely spaced teeth

With child braces, the team at RISUS Orthodontics can save you considerable time, money, and difficulty down the line by addressing these conditions sooner, rather than later.

What happens during my child’s first orthodontist appointment?

The team at RISUS Orthodontics begins your child’s first appointment by assessing the health of their smile and establishing an orthodontic baseline. They conduct a visual exam to analyze your child’s oral musculature, occlusion, teeth, and any irregularities or skeletal deformities. If they want a more in-depth look, they might order X-rays or take a scan with the iTero Element®. 

If the team thinks that your child would benefit from child braces, they discuss those options with you and when they think it would be best for your child to begin treatment.

Start your child’s orthodontic journey today by calling the offices of RISUS Orthodontics or booking a visit online.