Braces For Kids and Teens in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

A straight smile boosts your child's confidence and overall oral health. At Healthy Smiles Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we provide an array of options for braces to straighten various bite misalignments. Our friendly team takes the time to get to know your little one and create a custom treatment plan that is personalized to your kid.

Our team is passionate about healthy smiles, and we are proud to serve the residents of Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Canarsie, and the surrounding areas of Brooklyn. You can trust that we will treat you and your child with respect and kindness.

We are excited to meet your child and help them enjoy a lifetime of beautiful smiles and optimal oral health. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.


What Are Braces?

Braces are an orthodontic treatment that gradually straightens your teeth to address various degrees of bite problems or misalignments. Our dental practice in Brooklyn can provide both Phase 1 and Phase 2 orthodontics. We offer an array of options, including traditional braces, ceramic braces, and clear aligners.

A straight smile is about more than creating an aesthetically appealing look. It also improves the functionality of your bite. It's also easier to brush and floss your teeth when they are properly spaced, which helps to prevent cavities and gum disease and improves your overall oral health.

What Can Braces Fix?

Braces can correct crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth. They may also be used to fix overbites, underbites, and crossbites. Our friendly team carefully monitors the development of your child's teeth, jaws, and bite pattern to determine if they will need braces. Our practice also offers orthodontic devices like expanders and appliances to help your child break unhealthy habits like thumb sucking or tongue thrusting.

We accept patients throughout their childhood and teen years up to the age of 21. Our practice offers Phase 1 and Phase 2 orthodontics to help your child address any bite issues throughout their development. We also welcome adults who are interested in Invisalign® clear aligners to straighten mild to moderate malocclusions.

Our Braces Process

Our team understands that braces may feel overwhelming for your kid, which is why we strive to make every appointment fun and engaging to alleviate their dental anxiety. We begin with a gentle and thorough exam of their teeth, jaws, and gums. Our team will use a panoramic scanner and take digital x-rays to determine your child's oral health and the severity of their bite misalignment.

Once we have gathered all of the information needed, we craft a treatment plan that is unique to your child, their needs, and lifestyle. We care about creating an environment where you and your kid feel comfortable and we take the time to ask questions and actively listen to fully understand their needs and smile goals.

Traditional Braces FAQs

We believe that knowledge is power. That is why we encourage you and your child to share your questions and concerns. Our team is happy to provide the answers you need to make an informed decision regarding your child's treatment plan. Here are some of the most common questions we receive about braces.

How much do braces cost?

The cost of braces depends on the kind of braces you choose and the severity of the bite misalignment. We'll talk to you about the specifics during the consultation, including a full price breakdown. Our dental office offers quality dental and orthodontic care at reasonable prices, and we also accept a range of insurance providers.

Braces wearers may experience slight discomfort or pressure the first few days after receiving braces or after having your braces adjusted. Our compassionate team will offer tips and advice to alleviate any discomfort. We may recommend cold or soft foods that are easier to eat and won't cause unnecessary pressure, and even some over-the-counter pain reliever.

The treatment time you should expect will depend on the custom treatment plan and how well your child is able to follow the guidelines. It will also depend on whether your child receives phase 1 treatment such as a palate expander, or if they are only receiving phase 2 treatment like braces. So long as you can help your child faithfully follow our dentist's instructions and tips, they will hit the goals in the timeframe originally discussed at the beginning of treatment.

Our Reliable Orthodontics in Brooklyn

You want your child to share their smile confidently through life, and a straight smile can boost their self-esteem. At Healthy Smiles Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we offer an array of braces to address bite problems. We combine decades of experience with modern technology and a gentle chairside manner to create a fun and positive experience every time your child visits us. Contact us today to set up an appointment and find out how our braces can help your child achieve their dream smile.



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