Update Your Child’s Smile With Orthodontic Services

At Discovery Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics in Carlsbad, we believe every child deserves a healthy and confident smile. Orthodontic care plays a crucial role in achieving that goal, providing numerous benefits for oral health and self-esteem.

Which orthodontic issues can we address?

From crooked teeth and overcrowding to misaligned bites and jaw discrepancies, our specialist team is trained to utilize various orthodontic appliances and systems to guide our patients’ teeth into their ideal positions, improving aesthetics and functionality.

For patients requiring bite correction, appliances like Forsus™, headgear, Herbst Appliance®, and palatal expanders are valuable tools. These appliances apply gentle and targeted pressure to gradually align the jaws and improve bite alignment. By addressing these issues early on, we can prevent further complications and ensure optimal oral health.

Positioners, retainers, separators/spacers, and orthodontic braces are commonly used to align crooked teeth and close gaps. Metal braces, self-ligating braces, ceramic braces, OrthoFX clear aligners, and Invisalign® are among the treatment options we offer. Metal braces are a trusted and efficient choice for patients requiring comprehensive orthodontic treatment. Self-ligating braces provide added comfort and faster treatment times. Ceramic braces offer a discreet option, blending in with the natural color of teeth. OrthoFX clear aligners and Invisalign® provide a virtually invisible and removable treatment option, ideal for patients seeking a more flexible approach.

How does orthodontic care benefit a patient’s overall oral health?

Properly aligned teeth and jaws contribute to improved oral health since straight teeth are easier to clean and maintain, which reduces a patient’s risk for tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues. Additionally, a balanced bite ensures proper chewing and digestion, alleviating strain on the jaw joints and reducing the likelihood of headaches and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.

Now and always, our team is committed to transforming smiles and improving oral health. If you know or suspect that your child is in need of orthodontic care, schedule a consultation with our skilled pediatric dental team today. We’re here to help!

Contact Discovery Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics About Orthodontic Services Today!

  • Have your child’s unique orthodontic needs cared for
  • Address a wide variety of bite, crowding, and misalignment issues
  • Relax knowing your child will receive compassionate care from our team
  • Benefit their oral health by helping them achieve a straighter smile
  • Boost their speaking and smiling confidence!