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Questions About Braces From Moms And Dads Like You


When Should My Child First See The Orthodontist?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child gets his or her first checkup by an Arizona orthodontist by age seven. Some orthodontists in Arizona begin braces and orthodontic treatment much sooner than that. We do not. Why? Because years of research and experience show that most children gain nothing by beginning braces before second grade. Rarely, a family dentist or physician recommends that we see a younger child in order to assess them. Usually, parents that bring their young kids to us for an evaluation often sigh with relief to hear that braces and orthodontic treatment can wait for a while. If you feel unsure about your own child, please contact us for more information!

Can We Put Off Treating Our Child With Braces?

We cannot make your decisions, but we strongly recommend you never put off braces and orthodontic treatment if your child needs it. In doing so, you’ll take a chance of your young one needing extractions or surgery later in life to completely fix their smile. For best results, we recommend that your child has a full evaluation by their 7th birthday. We offer a free initial consultation for braces, as it is crucial to get expert advice about treatment needs, types of braces, and timing before making this important investment for braces.

Request A Free Braces Consultation Today At One Of Our Phoenix Area Orthodontic Offices!

Will My Child Still Be Able Enjoy The Foods And Activities They Love With Braces?

We have a variety of braces to recommend that will fit your child’s lifestyle. Some braces and orthodontic treatment are removable and some stay fixed in place. If you choose fixed braces for a child who plays sports, they will need a mouth guard to protect their new smile. Kids who play wind instruments usually adjust to braces quickly and easily. A child who wears fixed braces will need to avoid hard and sticky foods and cut fruits and veggies into sticks and wedges. Bear in mind that we have a variety of braces and orthodontic treatment options, including virtually invisible braces!

Will Other School Kids Make Fun Of My Child With Braces?

Braces have become a way of life for so many, that most children now view them as a rite of passage on their way to teen years. Many kids actually think braces are “cool.”

To learn more about ways our friendly Phoenix area orthodontists can help give your child the smile they’ve been dreaming of, call us at 480.360.5609 to set up an appointment, request an appointment online, or simply reach out via our online contact form. At Premier Orthodontics, we offer a variety of braces and orthodontic treatment options for straight teeth in our Chandler, Maricopa, Casa Grande and Phoenix, AZ orthodontic offices.
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Your Top Rated and Favorite Phoenix Area Orthodontists ...
“Dr. Coles and his staff are caring and professional! I would definitely recommend this office for any orthodontic needs.”
Dana P.
5 star
“Completely different experience then I had as a child at my orthodontist. Its refreshing to have a place that really cares in our small town!”
Charley B.
5 star
“This office is awesome, friendly staff and doctor. I love the free cookies and coffee. I’m going to recommend this place to all my friends and family.”
Erika L.
5 star
“I just started taking my 5yo here and he needed a lot of work. The staff here has done an awesome job of making him comfortable during some tough procedures. After 3 pretty intense visits, he still walks right in with a smile.”
Curt S.
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Chandler / Gilbert Office
3160 S. Gilbert Rd, #1
Chandler, AZ 85286
480.361.4600
Maricopa Office
21083 N John Wayne Pkwy
Suite C105
Maricopa, AZ 85139
520.568.5600
Casa Grande Office
1969 N Peart Rd, Suite 24
Case Grande, AZ 85122
520.421.0880
North Phoenix / Scottsdale Office
26232 N Tatum Blvd, #200
Phoenix, AZ 85050
480.513.1097
Central Phoenix Office
2827 W Peoria Ave #100B
Phoenix, AZ 85029
602.595.7075
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