Orthodontics for Kids and Teens

A beautiful smile and good dental health can make all the difference in the self-confidence and wellbeing of kids and teens.

In addition to the aesthetic benefits, good orthodontic care can improve overall oral health and function for the long term.

Benefits and Warning Signs

Taking care of teeth at home is easier and more effective when teeth are properly aligned. This reduces the risk of tooth decay and gum disease which, if left untreated, can eventually lead to more serious overall health issues. Orthodontic care also provides a more solid foundation for biting and chewing. When an improper bite is not corrected, speech and/or chewing difficulties can occur, including increased wear on tooth enamel and jaw problems.

The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that children first visit the orthodontist by age seven, but for kids with jaw-growth or tooth problems, the first visit may need to be as early as age five or six. Even if treatment does not begin at this time, it’s beneficial to start making a plan. Your child may need an orthodontic exam if any of the following are present:

  • Difficulty chewing or biting
  • Grinding of teeth, especially at night
  • Mouth breathing
  • Finger sucking or other oral habits
  • Crowding, misplaced or blocked teeth
  • Jaw shifting or clicking

Schedule a Consultation

At Dental Depot, we look forward to caring for our patients throughout every stage of their lives – and when the need for orthodontics arises, we can easily accommodate those services right along with routine care and cleanings. In addition to traditional braces, we also offer silver Damon brackets, and more discreet options, including clear Damon brackets and Invisalign, which are clear, custom-made aligners that gradually move teeth into position based on the patient’s customized treatment plan. Your Dental Depot Orthodontics team is happy to provide you with a complimentary consultation to assess your child’s specific needs, discuss with you and your child the aspects of orthodontic care and the benefits of each option, and to make a plan together for the best course of action.

We currently offer orthodontic services at 4 convenient locations:

Central OKC

(405) 679-2460

*saturday appointments available

 

Yukon 

(405) 679-2263

*saturday appointments available

Our Dentists

The Dental Depot Orthodontics team is dedicated to providing you and your family with the best care and the friendliest, most professional experience in town. We pride ourselves in having a chair-side manner that will help you feel relaxed and comfortable from your initial consultation to that wonderful day when the braces come off and you see the smile you’ve always wanted.
 

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Customers Say

My son was worried about getting braces, but the staff at Dental Depot South on 104th put him at ease & everything ran smoothly!

Both my kids go here, one is 15 years old and the other is 6 years old. The whole staff is so friendly, helpful, understanding, and is just so good with my kids. They know exactly what to do with their age range. They are so good that my kids like to go to the dentist! My son just recently got his braces on the orthodontist side,and we couldn't be more happier than to stick with them and not go to any other places our friends and families refer us to. Dental Depot is the best!

My daughter loves her dentist and her ortho! I am so glad she is comfortable with these people, it makes the whole experience much better and having braces easier to tolerate.

My two boys have been coming to Dental Depot for over 2 years now. My oldest 16 had braces on for that time frame and I can say from a parents perspective it was a great experience. They are very helpful and nice. The scheduling throughout this process was a breeze. He just got them removed and we're both very pleased with the outcome.

Great staff and environment. My daughter just got her braces off and her smile is beautiful. Braces are not cheap, but they were worth it and the entire experience has been excellent here. Thanks guys!

What an amazing team! Made my daughter very comfortable and ready to get braces!

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