Does your child have crooked teeth?
Not everyone is born with a perfectly straight smile. Whether due to genetics, lifestyle, or injury, crooked or misaligned teeth are extremely common. Fortunately, crooked teeth are also easily treatable.
At Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville, we work with parents to help their children develop and maintain healthy smiles, including helping treat crooked smiles.
Our dentists look forward to working with you as a parent or guardian to help your child have a positive experience at the dentist. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Common Dental Pain Symptoms
- Speech difficulties
- Low self-esteem
- Bad breath
“I’ve taken my kids here for years. I highly recommend this place. The staff are very friendly and always make you feel welcomed. It’s a relaxing atmosphere. Dr. Joe and his team are the best around in my opinion.”
Worried about your child’s oral health? Dealing with a dental emergency?
The Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville team is here to help you no matter what your child is experiencing. We can help with anything teeth-related, from regular dental check-ups to emergency dental surgeries. Schedule an appointment online today!
Developing and Treating Crooked Teeth at Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville
Straight and properly aligned teeth are important for a lot of reasons beyond just aesthetics. Straight teeth ensure a proper bite, reducing wear on tooth enamel and ensuring food is chewed adequately for digestion. It also ensures that teeth are cleaned properly, avoiding excessive tooth decay and the risk of gum diseases.
As your child’s adult teeth develop, we’ll communicate possible issues with alignment and work with you to discuss treatment options. Additionally, we’ll provide strategies as your child’s teeth develop to ensure you do as much as possible to ensure your child’s teeth come in straight.
Treatments for Crooked Teeth
If your child is experiencing crooked teeth, traditional metal braces are a great option for straightening teeth to set your child’s smile up for the future.
If necessary, we will refer your child to schedule a consultation with Dr. Joe Rebellato of Pantops Orthodontics, who shares office space with us. Dr. Joe will help you determine whether or not your child will benefit from orthodontic services (i.e. braces).
We Accept Most Insurance & Medicaid
We believe every child should have access to the best dental care possible. We proudly accept Medicaid and many other insurance plans, including those from:
- United Concordia
- Delta Dental
Meet Our Doctors & Staff
Our dentists are compassionate, caring, gentle, empathetic, and sensitive to the needs of every child.
Crooked Teeth Treatment FAQs
How long will my child wear their metal braces?
Your child will wear metal braces for about 2 years. We’ll have them come in for appointments to fine-tune their braces to ensure they are working properly and are comfortable for them.
My child has Special Needs and has trouble at the dentist. Can you still treat their crooked teeth?
In most cases, we can perform basic dental x-rays, exams, and cleanings for children who have Special Needs. Our dentists are experienced and enjoy working with kids who have Special Needs, including kids with Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, children on the Autism Spectrum, and children who deal with dental anxiety.
We’ll do all we can to help your child relax so they can receive the dental care they need. In some cases, we will recommend nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or other sedation dentistry options.
Learn More About Our Complete Offering of Dental Services
Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville
Address: 1470 Pantops Mountain Pl Ste 1 Charlottesville, VA 22911 (Click for Directions)
Hours: Mon-Thur: 8AM-5PM | Fri: 8AM-4PM
Phone: (434) 260-6836
Fax: (434) 817-1819