Orthodontics for Kids & Teens

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Orthodontics for Kids & Teens

At Ostler & Bunker Family Orthodontics, we nurture healthy, confident smiles in children and teenagers. Early orthodontic care is vital, and we offer specialized treatments to address various issues, from alignment to bite concerns.

Kid with braces

Benefits of Early Orthodontics

Our early orthodontic exams catch and correct alignment and bite issues before they become complex. By addressing problems like overbites, underbites, and crowding while the jaw is still growing, we can often avoid the need for surgery later in life.

Additionally, we simplify treatment, ensuring your child enjoys a healthy, beautiful smile with less worry in the future.

How to Determine if Your Child Needs Braces

Not sure if your child needs orthodontic care? Bring them in for an exam with Ostler & Bunker Family Orthodontics. Here are some common signs:

  1. Speech Impediments: Difficulty in speech could signal orthodontic issues.
  2. Protruding Teeth: Teeth that stick out may need correction for function and appearance.
  3. Chewing Challenges: Eating discomfort may indicate alignment problems.
  4. Improper Tooth Alignment: Teeth not meeting correctly while smiling or chewing may need attention.
  5. Early Crowding: Overcrowded baby teeth or inadequate space for permanent teeth could require orthodontic help.
  6. Harmful Habits: Thumb or finger sucking and tongue thrusting can affect tooth and jaw development.
  7. Impacted or Missing Teeth: Permanent teeth that don’t erupt or are missing might need orthodontic guidance.

Orthodontics for Teens

For teenagers, orthodontic treatment is about more than just a beautiful smile. It can boost confidence and ensure long-term oral health. At Ostler & Bunker Family Orthodontics, we offer tailored treatments to suit your teen’s unique needs so they can face the world with confidence and a healthy, radiant smile. Schedule an appointment today to start your child or teen on the path to a lifetime of excellent oral health.

Schedule an appointment and hear what we can do for your child’s smile

Curious about what orthodontics can do for your teen’s smile? Want to know if your child could benefit from braces? Book a free consultation with our experienced team today! Let’s explore the possibilities and craft a personalized plan to give your child a confident smile!

Treatment Options

Ostler & Bunker Family Orthodontics has the specialized knowledge to consider all possibilities based on variables like your age, possible jaw imbalances, differences in the size of your teeth, and more. We will work with you so you can make the best decision – for your best smile.

Metal braces

Metal braces

Metal braces are the most common, and the Damon Metal Self-Ligating Braces we use are more comfortable than regular braces and have smoother tooth movement, potentially reducing discomfort and appointment durations.

Clear braces

Clear braces

For a more discreet braces option, consider our Damon Clear Self-Ligating Braces. Clear braces are made of transparent materials and are much less visible on your teeth than metal braces.

Clear aligners

Clear aligners

Clear aligners are removable, almost invisible, comfortable trays that straighten your teeth like braces. Because you can take them off temporarily, you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, and brushing/flossing is less of a hassle.

Dr. Bunker has amazing attention to detail for taking care of people and giving them the best results. I would recommend him to anyone in the area!
Joseph E.  

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Take the first step towards more confidence and the smile you always wanted! Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with us today and discover the best orthodontic treatment tailored just for you.

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