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Corpus Christi Orthodontic Care for Teens

v-pediatric1.jpgAt Star Orthodontics, we offer quality care to patients of all ages. It’s never too late to start treatment, but starting early has great advantages for your child’s future oral health. With an evaluation, our orthodontists can detect bite problems and plan the best treatment to help your child achieve their best smile. We are conveniently located in Corpus Christi, TX, serving Alice, Beeville, Portland and surrounding communities. Learn more below and bring your child in for their free evaluation today!

When Should My Child See An Orthodontist?

We recommend that you bring your child in for their first orthodontic evaluation at the age of 7 to determine if they can benefit from interceptive treatment, but between 11 and 15 years old is the most common time for orthodontic treatment. By the age of 12 most of your child’s permanent teeth have come in, so their bite has developed, allowing for us to detect gaps, crooked teeth or other common problems. These problems rarely correct themselves, so we recommend an evaluation at Star Orthodontics to determine if treatment will be necessary.

Benefits of Teenage Orthodontic Treatment

  • A popular age for children to have braces, so your child will not feel singled out
  • Bite problems can cause health issues, but starting treatment young can prevent these issues, as well as improve oral health and function
  • Rapid growth occurs at this age, which helps shape the bite and teeth
  • Teens typically have high metabolisms during this period of their life, which often shortens treatment time and reduces discomfort

Your Child’s First Visit

Thank you for choosing Star Orthodontics as your Corpus Christi, TX orthodontist. We look forward to meeting with you and your child and encourage you to browse our website for additional information and read through our FAQ page. The first appointment will take approximately 90 minutes and consist of necessary patient forms, a thorough examination, potential treatment options, and cover questions about the basics of orthodontic treatment. We may also schedule additional time after the exam for diagnostic records. Learn more about your child’s first visit here.

Contact Our Corpus Christi Orthodontist Office

Our doctors know how overwhelming orthodontics can feel for you and your child, which is why we take the time to get to know our patient’s needs, find the best solution for each smile and help you through the process each step of the way. With treatment options ranging from metal braces to clear braces, we’ll find the right solution to help your child put their best smile forward, so please contact us to schedule your free consultation today!