For Children

The time to start orthodontic therapy for your child depends on the reason you are seeking care and may range from infancy to adulthood.

Orthodontics is also referred to as dentofacial orthopedics which is a specialized form of dentistry requiring 2-3 years of additional training and focusing on guiding the growth or realigning the structure of your craniofacial airway complex(CFAC) to develop not only a gorgeous smile, but also to optimize your breathing.

Reasons for seeking early therapy to optimize your child’s CFAC include:
– tongue tie for release to improve breastfeeding
– finger sucking habit cessation to improve palate development
– crowded teeth
– cleft palate
– mouth breathing
– snoring
– behavioral concerns with attention deficits
– restless, nonrestorative sleep
– speech/swallow impairment

Depends on age and reason for therapy and may include:
– Maxillary/mandibular expanders
– Removable appliances
– Plastic aligners such as Invisalign First for Phase 1 therapy
– Fixed appliances such as Braces/Herbst Appliances
– Tongue Tie release
– Myofunctional Therapy

At Jaeger Orthodontics, we offer age appropriate evaluations and develop care plans to help your child develop their smile and breathe better so they can be their best selves.

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