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Pediatric Orthodontists

Black Orthodontics

Kids' Orthodontist in Asheville, North Carolina

Bringing your child in for an orthodontist visit as early as age 7 can set them up for a lifetime of straighter teeth. A pediatric orthodontist can pinpoint potential issues early in life, even if the child still has baby teeth. Black Orthodontics offers interceptive orthodontic treatment for kids in Asheville, North Carolina. Schedule a visit for your child to see an experienced orthodontist at a kid-friendly office near you. 

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Why Pediatric Orthodontics? 

Every child’s mouth is unique, and some need more attention than others to grow into healthy adult smiles. A few common reasons to see a children’s orthodontist include: 
 

  • Class II problems: These include short or convex jaw structures where the upper jaw and teeth surpass the lower jaw.
  • Class III problems: Abnormally large lower jaws indicate the lower jaw and teeth project past the upper jaw.
  • Crossbite: Lower teeth rest outside of the upper teeth in a closed position, often due to a narrow upper jaw.
  • Spacing: In many cases, teeth gaps come from a disparity between teeth size and jaw size among other causes.
  • Deep bite: Often called overbite, the incisor teeth display too much overlap.
  • Open bite: Incisors fail to overlap at all, leaving a gap in a closed position.
  • Crowding: Teeth twist or shift due to insufficient room in the mouth.
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The Benefits of Early Orthodontic Care

If Dr. Black determines your child should undergo early orthodontic treatment, the benefits could last a lifetime. Starting your child’s smile journey earlier in life can lead to: 

  • ◘ Ample room for teeth to grow into place.
  • ◘ Healthier permanent teeth.
  • ◘ Reduced likelihood of speech problems from orthodontic concerns.
  • ◘ Greater facial symmetry.
  • ◘ Stronger gums, teeth and jawbones.
  • ◘ Faster results during future treatments.

Our Interceptive Orthodontic Services

Getting a head start on orthodontic treatment can make all the difference for a pediatric patient. Dr. Black has helped hundreds of Asheville children achieve straighter smiles that last deep into life through early interceptive orthodontics. 

Under our Free Growth and Guidance Program, your child will visit our office every six to 12 months. During this time, Dr. Black will assess your child’s development. We’ll combine visual analysis with innovative orthodontic technology to see the precise positioning of your child’s teeth and chart their movement over time. Watching the patterns from visit to visit will help Dr. Black determine the best time to start treating your child with Damon braces, Invisalign® aligners or another method. 

Keep in mind that not every child needs early orthodontic treatment. You can schedule an appointment to have Dr. Black assess your child’s mouth and determine if starting the Free Growth and Guidance Program will be necessary. 

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Schedule an Appointment With Asheville's Premier Pediatric Orthodontists 

Black Orthodontics provides the best treatment for young patients. Our friendly office staff and lively atmosphere help to ensure a comfortable experience that encourages children to embrace their orthodontic treatment, leading to the best results. It all starts with a first-time consultation, so request an appointment today!

Treatment time will vary depending on your specific goals

You will need to continue your regular schedule of cleanings with your general dentist or periodontist to ensure optimal dental health

In rare cases, some people may require additional intervention beyond our office

Getting a great alignment is easier and safer than ever. Dr. Black has over 30 years of experience helping people elevate their smiles with results that last a lifetime. 

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Get Kids Braces At a Price You Can Afford

At Black Orthodontics, we don’t believe that the price of braces should prevent you from getting a picture-perfect smile. We want people of all ages — and all backgrounds — to experience the transformational power of braces. 

That’s why we offer incentives like flexible financing with interest-free payments, in addition to filing most dental insurances. We don’t believe in hiding our costs. Your fee covers all necessary treatment plus one year of visits after your completed treatment. If you’re worried about being able to afford adult braces, give us a call, and we will find a plan that works for your budget. 

Your smile is one of your most valuable assets. When you trust Black Orthodontics with your alignment, you benefit from professionals who understand and advise your treatment. For over 30 years, Dr. Black has been helping Asheville residents maximize their smiles. Whether you need ceramic braces or clear aligners, our staff is committed to helping you start your smile journey. 

It’s never too late to get the smile you’ve always wanted. Schedule your free online or in-person assessment now!