Does My Child Need Braces?

One of the most common questions that parents ask at their child’s dental visit is “how do I know if my child will need braces?” We know that this a concern for many parents. And while there is no set time frame for when a child should get braces, if needed, it is important that they wait until most of their baby teeth have fallen out (around the ages of 10 to 13). If your child has lost all of his or her baby teeth, keep an eye out for these signs that they might need braces down the line.

Signs Your Child Needs Braces:

  • They lost their baby teeth early (or late).
  • They are having difficulty chewing.
  • The have tooth crowding.
  • They have an overbite/underbite.
  • They have missing or extra teeth.
  • Their jaw is in the incorrect position.


Depending on your child’s orthodontic needs, we offer traditional metal brace,s Radiance clear ceramic braces, and Invisalign® options.

Traditional Braces:

Traditional orthodontic braces are one of the best ways to improve smile alignment. With metal braces, we can correct crooked and crowded teeth, as well as misaligned bite and jaw problems.

Radiance Clear Braces:

For those that are looking to improve their smile alignment, but don’t want to opt for the metallic braces, we offer clear, ceramic braces. These braces mimic the color of your natural teeth.

Invisalign® :

If you are looking to cosmetically align your smile, we also offer Invisalign® . This orthodontic alternative is perfect for those who want to align their teeth without committing to traditional or clear brackets.

At Adelberg & Montalvan Pediatric Dentistry, our orthodontists know how to treat both children and adults. We offer metal braces, clear braces, and Invisalign® orthodontic options. Give us a call to schedule an appointment for a consultation — we can help you determine what orthodontic method is best for your, or your child’s, smile needs.