Early Orthodontics

(Braces for Kids)

Two Phase Orthodontic Treatment

Child orthodontic treatment is best completed in two phases, called two phase orthodontic treatment.

Early orthodontic Phase I treatment is performed when a child has baby teeth and adult teeth, also known as mixed dentition. We provide expert early orthodontic treatment for children on the Emerald Coast!

Early Orthodontics (Braces for Kids)


of early treatment

Reduces frequency of permanent tooth extraction and corrective jaw surgery.

“Crooked teeth” is listed as one of the most common reasons children get teased. Correcting “crooked teeth” at an early age for children can make a significant difference in a child’s self-esteem.

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Why treat early? What are the goals?

To correct existing or developing skeletal, dentoalveolar, and/or muscular imbalances.

7 & Up Checkups

Our experienced orthodontists offer free checkups for children starting at age 7! We invite you and your child to one of our 8 convenient locations on the Emerald Coast.

Benefits of early


Correct width of dental arches with expansion

Improve eruption patterns of permanent teeth

Decrease the risk of trauma to protruded upper front teeth

Correct oral habits such as thumb sucking

Reduce the likelihood of permanent tooth extraction

Space maintenance for permanent teeth

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