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Dental Braces for Children at Global Smiles Orthodontics

Dental braces are a great way to help both children and adults straighten their teeth. This improves jaw alignment, bite alignment, and the smile’s appearance. Many parents have questions about when they may need to consider braces for their children. Dr. Edgar Mendieta is an Orthodontic professional who can evaluate your child and make recommendations regarding whether or not they could benefit from Orthodontic services.

Why might my child need braces?

Dr. Mendieta of Global Smiles Orthodontics in Columbus, Ohio, evaluates both children and adults for braces. Teeth straightening for children starts with an evaluation to determine if Orthodontic treatment is needed to achieve proper alignment of the jaw, bite, and teeth. Children may need braces if there is crowding of teeth, protrusion of upper or lower front teeth, large over or under bites, or incorrect jaw growth. An early evaluation is important to determine the best time for treatment as well as identify any potential issues that should be addressed to prevent future problems.

When should my child have an evaluation for braces?

Early evaluations for Orthodontic treatment are generally done between the ages of seven and nine. If your child has thumb-sucking habits, spacing, or crowding they may also require Orthodontic treatment.

Why should I consider braces for my kids?

Braces can improve overall oral health and provide an attractive smile if correctly applied by an experienced professional Orthodontist such as Dr. Mendieta. With an evaluation, you will learn how our team can help improve your child’s smile with teeth straightening for children.

What types of braces are available?

Teeth straightening for children can be done with a variety of different Orthodontic treatments, including braces, Invisalign aligners, and tooth-colored braces.

Learn more about braces for children’s teeth

If you feel your child may require braces, now is a great time to connect with our team at Global Smiles Orthodontics to schedule your child for an early treatment evaluation. Call (614) 230-0374 to request a consultation and initial assessment with our team. We are conveniently located in Columbus, OH, at 3160 West Broad Street, and we accept new patients of all ages!

Dr. Edgar Mendieta

Dr. Edgar Mendieta

Dr. Edgar Mendieta, is a highly regarded orthodontist in Columbus, OH, currently holding the esteemed position of President at the Cleveland Society of Orthodontists. His academic journey began with earning his bachelor’s degree at UCLA, followed by comprehensive dental training at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco. Dr. Mendieta gained experience practicing general dentistry before pursuing specialization in orthodontics through a distinguished program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Known for his passion for travel, he connects effortlessly with patients of all ages and backgrounds and is trusted for upholding the highest standards of patient care.