Worry-Free Orthodontic Care for Kids
Creating Calm, Confident Smiles
Brighter Smiles Ahead
We empathize with the anxiety children and parents can feel during orthodontic visits. Our kid-friendly team creates a fun, calming, and warm environment to ensure a happy, worry-free experience for our young patients. Whether it’s padding appointment time to allow for a slower pace, or simply allowing parents to sit with their child during treatment, we are happy to provide the necessary flexibility for a comfortable, worry-free experience.
What to Expect Throughout Treatment
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends all children see an orthodontist by the age of 7. Through interceptive treatment, children can lessen the need for more significant orthodontic treatment as teenagers or adults.
Interceptive treatment typically lasts 7 to 9 months and is ideal for children who have a mix of baby and adult teeth.
Evaluate, Treat, Observe, & Re-Evaluate
At your first appointment, Dr. Varble and his team will decide if your child needs orthodontic treatment.
Once approved for treatment, Dr. Varble will walk parents and patients through the process, what to expect, and answer any questions they have before beginning.
Once orthodontic treatment has been completed, we’ll continue to monitor the progress and development of your child’s teeth.
Once your child’s adult teeth have all grown in, Dr. Varble will perform an additional evaluation to see if your child needs additional treatment.
Options for Kids
A single tooth or a small group of teeth can be treated to prevent larger, more significant problems as your child ages and their teeth develop.
An expander is used to widen the roof of the mouth, preventing overcrowding of adult teeth as they grow in, and lessening the need for tooth extractions or additional orthodontic treatment in the future.
VO Clear Aligners
A flexible, comfortable orthodontic option for kids, VO Clear Aligners are custom-made and 3D-printed in-house to adhere comfortably to our patient’s teeth. New trays are provided every couple of weeks to gently shift your child’s teeth throughout treatment. All VO Aligners are made from medical-grade 3D clear plastic, for a safe, comfortable experience.
Happy Parents of Varble Orthodontics
I can't say enough good things about Dr. Varble and his staff. He is professional and answered all of our questions. He spoke to us, but more importantly, he spoke to our daughter. He made her comfortable and for that, I am most grateful.
Dr. Varble and his staff are amazing. My daughter got her braces on today and she was so nervous. They were so gentle with her and took the time to explain each step of the process to her. When we left, she said, “that wasn’t so bad. I could have fallen asleep, His voice was so calming.” I highly recommend Dr. Varble to anyone with orthodontic needs.
The best orthodontist in town!! My son was extremely nervous and Dr. Varble and his staff explained everything step by step! Thank you for being so compassionate ;)
Book a Free Consultation Today
We know the choice of an orthodontist is a big one – we encourage you to schedule a free consultation with our team to see if Varble Orthodontics is the right fit for your child.
What’s Included in the VO on the Go kit?Each kit includes a scan box, cheek retractor, mesh bag, and access to several video tutorials and resources to help along the way.
Is VO on the Go easy to use?Yes! Our team will walk you through how to use the app and accessories in person. During your weekly at-home scans, the app will provide audible and visual steps displayed on your screen to guide you through the scanning and uploading process. And of course, our team is available for support and to answer any questions you may have.
How will I know when I should complete my at-home scans?Dr. Varble will give you a date to provide your first scan, and the app will automatically send push notification reminders your way for each additional scan.
How Long Will My Child Need to Wear Aligners or Braces?Just as every child is unique, each treatment plan and timeline is unique as well. After your consultation, Dr. Varble can provide a more accurate estimated timeline for treatment. The average treatment time for Interceptive Treatment is between 7 and 9 months.
Can My Child Take Their Aligners or Invisalign Off?Yes! In fact, we recommend removing them for regular brushing and flossing. However, we do recommend your child wear their aligners for 20 to 22 hours everyday to see the best results.
Are there Regular Adjustments with Aligners?Yes. Periodic in-office visits are necessary to check aligner tooth movement. Nothing to adjust, just a quick visit to confirm aligner fit or provide additional aligners.
My Child Still Has Baby Teeth – Can They Receive Orthodontic Treatment?Yes – children with a mix of baby and adult teeth are eligible for orthodontic treatment with both braces and aligners.
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