Orthodontic Treatments For Children

If you have a teenage child, you are more than likely on the verge of dealing with braces or some form of orthodontic treatment for your child. Depending on your child’s dental needs, orthodontics may be necessary to make sure that your child’s teeth look beautiful and stay healthy all through adulthood. Most young adults will need some variety of dental work, with just about 4.5 million Americans going through orthodontic treatment at any given time. The most important thing to consider when thinking about your child’s dental health is finding the right orthodontist to make sure that your child receives the best care possible. The expert orthodontists here at Gruelle Dempsey Orthodontics are not only talented and well learned; they are in the top 1% of all Invisalign providers globally. If you are looking for the right orthodontist for your child, look no further than Gruelle Dempsey Orthodontics.

Traditional Braces

Traditional braces have helped millions of children and adults alike get the beautifully straight teeth that they have always wanted. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children start seeing an orthodontist between the ages of 7-12 to best get ahead of any potential dental issues.  By the time children reach the age of 7, many have started to lose their baby teeth and their adult teeth are starting to shift into place. Once this final shift begins to happen, it is extremely important to consult with an orthodontist to make sure that these adult teeth have room to grow and the jaws are developing correctly.

Contrary to popular belief, traditional braces are no less or more effective than their clear counterparts. Unlike Invisalign, traditional braces cannot be removed by the individual, which can be both beneficial and negative. If you feel like your child is likely to remove their braces frequently, traditional braces may be a better way to ensure that your child’s dental plan stays on track and the treatment timeline remain intact.


If you want to get beautifully straight teeth but want to avoid the unwanted attention that traditional braces can bring, there is no better solution than Invisalign. Invisalign is a clear, removable alternative to traditional braces that offers similar treatment timelines to their metallic counterparts. One of the biggest misconceptions about Invisalign is that it is less effective and takes more time than traditional braces. The reality is that Invisalign is just as effective as traditional braces, especially when utilized by an expert orthodontist. The orthodontic team here at Gruelle Dempsey Orthodontics isn’t just one of the best Invisalign providers in the tri-state; they are in the top 1% of all Invisalign providers globally. Our orthodontists travel the globe teaching and giving lectures to other orthodontists on the benefits and most advanced Invisalign treatment techniques.

If your child is starting to lose their baby teeth and beginning to get their adult teeth, now is the time to see your orthodontist. Let the expert team here at Gruelle Dempsey Orthodontics help get your child’s teeth looking beautiful and healthy.