Braces for Kids

Our talented children’s orthodontists have years of experience treating young patients with growing mouths! Request your child’s complimentary exam today.

Orthodontics for Children

How old do you have to be to get braces?

While there is no exact age for children to begin orthodontic treatment, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends visiting the orthodontist around age 7. Braces at age 8 is common!

By this age, most children have a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth. Our orthodontists are highly-trained in diagnosing and treating tooth and jaw problems during this developmental phase. Starting treatment at this age with children’s braces (if necessary) can eliminate the need for jaw surgery in the future!

With early orthodontic treatment, we can:

For parents, it’s not always easy to know if your child may need orthodontic treatment.

How to tell if your child needs braces (or another treatment)

Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment for an orthodontic evaluation and discuss braces for children. Two-phase orthodontic treatment may help your child experience a healthy, beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime.

Have questions about braces for kids?

If you’re looking for “kids braces near me”, we’d love to meet you! We’re here to answer your questions, and we want you to know your options. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any time. 

Dr. Insoft, Dr. Hurst and our experienced team are here to help guide you throughout your treatment process, from your first visit to your last visit.

Ready to begin your smile transformation process? Let’s get started with your complimentary exam at one of our convenient Seminole or St. Petersburg locations!