Dental Braces in Los Angeles
Our offices in Los Angeles and West Covina have trained orthodontists that can help give your children the beautiful smile they deserve. Some of the benefits of getting straighter, more aligned teeth include better speech, ease of brushing and flossing, prevention of tooth decay and gum disease, and an improved image. To make braces an affordable option for your family, we offer financial assistance with zero interest payment plans. Also, we make the initial consultation appointment absolutely free.
How will I know if my child needs braces?
The only way to be sure that your child needs braces is by having a consultation with a trained orthodontist or pediatric dentist. By taking measurements of your child’s bite, the dentist can identify areas of crowding or spacing which needs to be corrected using braces.
If my child has baby teeth, is he or she too young for orthodontic treatment?
Although there is a general misconception that orthodontics can only be started after all of the baby teeth fall out, the truth is that a lot more can be done if the child has his or her consultation earlier. Since the bones are not fully formed before puberty, it may be easier to expand the bones and prevent future crowding using orthodontic appliances. In fact, early detection of many malocclusions can be treated with orthodontics.
How long will orthodontic treatment take?
Since orthodontic treatment is custom tailored to the needs of each child, and not two children are alike, it is impossible to determine in advance how long braces will take. For more complicated malocclusions, children may need to wear braces from 6 months to 3 years. However, this time period can only be determined after the initial exam and throughout the course of treatment, depending on the rate of success with the appliances.
Can my child use Invisalign instead of traditional braces?
The orthodontists in Children’s Dental FunZone of Los Angeles and Eagle Rock specialize in esthetic options for braces and offer Invisalign to interested patients. It is important to realize that not every patient is a good candidate for Invisalign, but this determination can only be made after the initial orthodontic consultation.
How much will braces cost?
It is impossible to determine the exact costs of braces until the orthodontist has determined how long the treatment will take. Nevertheless, to make the entire process more affordable, our office does offer zero interest payment plans and many other promotions. So come visit our orthodontic experts in our Los Angeles, West Covina, and Eagle Rock clinics in order to learn more about how you can get braces for your child. The first visit is absolutely free and there is no obligation to move forward with treatment, so feel free to visit us and get your questions answered.