Braces for Children
in Waterford, MI

Early orthodontic intervention will help ensure a straighter smile later in life.

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Start Early to Care for Your Child’s Teeth

Our braces for children are for kids no older than seven.

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The American Association of OrthodontistsOpen link in the new window recommends children visit an orthodontist for a checkup at age seven. Children start losing their baby teeth at this age, and permanent teeth start erupting.

Lazarus Orthodontics can assess your child’s spacing needs, growth patterns, and any existing abnormalities. From proactive early orthodontics for kids to traditional braces, and expert management of unique cases, we offer a comprehensive range of services. We prioritize individualized care, ensuring every smile reflects both health and confidence.

Why Bring Your Children to Lazarus Orthodontics

Don’t let your child’s straight teeth appearance fool you.

Children may have underlying issues that only an X-ray or clinical exam can expose. Timing is one of the most important components of orthodontic treatment success, so early checkups are essential to identify issues and address them before they grow into substantial problems.

Lazarus Orthodontics would rather see and treat your child at age seven and start monitoring them instead of getting them in when it’s too late.

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The Benefits of Braces for Children

Straighter and Healthier Smiles
Reduced Risk of Future Problems
Less Chance for Adult Braces
Improved Confidence

An Evaluation to Determine Orthodontic Treatment

The earlier, the better.

An initial exam lets Lazarus Orthodontics evaluate your child’s orthodontic needs. Many children don’t need treatment at age seven, and Dr. Lazarus and our staff keep an eye on them until their permanent teeth erupt. However, some children require early treatment to address issues that can develop into bigger problems as they get older.

Orthodontists are trained to spot and address problems during a child’s development. We evaluate jaw growth patterns and step in with treatment when children need it. We can evaluate overbites, underbites, deep or open bites, crossbites, spacing or crowding issues, finger or thumb habits, and skeletal or dental protrusions during exams.

Schedule Your Orthodontic Consult

Allow us to go the extra mile for your smile.