Pataskala
(740) 927-0667
196 E Broad St Suite B
Pataskala, OH 43062
New Albany
(614) 855-9110
68 N High St Suite D
New Albany, OH 43054
Westerville
(614) 392-0153
385 County Line Rd W #210
Westerville, OH 43082
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589 Moull St.
Newark, OH 43055

Pediatric Orthodontics

Children commonly need orthodontic help, but it can be difficult for parents to know when their child should see an orthodontist. We’ve seen over time that phase one care (the first part of two-phase treatment) is most effective when administered early, during the time when your child’s smile is still developing.  That’s why we’d like to provide parents with answers to some very common questions concerning pediatric orthodontics on this page. If you think your son or daughter might need braces, call our Pataskala, New Albany, Westerville, or Newark location for an appointment.

Signs Your Child May Need Care

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children see an orthodontist around the age of seven. By that time, many kids have the combination of baby and adult teeth necessary to make a diagnosis easy.

Some signs that your little one may need pediatric orthodontics include:

If your child has exhibited one or more of these, consider setting up an appointment with smile maker, Dr. Shirck. Not only will early care help your child's smile develop correctly, it can also prevent problems with bruxism or TMJ dysfunction. What's more, when teeth are straight, they're easier to clean, giving your little one extra protection from tooth decay and gum disease.

Do you have questions about pediatric orthodontics for your child? During an appointment with Dr. Shirck and his team, we can help you understand whether your child will need braces now or in the future.

Contact either our Pataskala, New Albany, Westerville, or Newark office, or today to schedule a free consultation. We can't wait to provide you with warm, personalized care that leaves you feeling satisfied with your pearly whites. We also serve the areas of Westerville, Sunbury, New Albany, Alexandria, Granville, Johnstown, Newark, Blacklick, Reynoldsburg, and beyond.

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