Braces For Kids | Wall Orthodontics

Braces For Kids

& Early Orthodontic Treatment

We can help your little one smile confidently for a lifetime. With interceptive orthodontics, we detect, treat and prevent issues before they progress to a severe state.

When is the best age to get braces or Invisalign?

The AAO (American Association of Orthodontists) recommends that children receive their first orthodontic evaluation at age 7.


Age 7 sounds young, we know, but this doesn’t mean that orthodontic treatment will begin at this age. Dr. Wall is your experienced children’s orthodontist, here to listen to your concerns and help you choose the right path for your child.


Not every child needs orthodontic treatment, but those who do will benefit for a lifetime.

Is early orthodontic treatment necessary?

Orthodontic treatment isn’t just about ‘straightening teeth’. It’s about intercepting problematic conditions before they worsen, preventing discomfort or difficulties associated with untreated conditions, and establishing a healthy foundation for a beautiful set of permanent teeth.


The goal of early treatment is to develop the jaws to allow for ideal dental development. By supporting proper growth of the jaw and correcting certain bite issues early on, we can eliminate the need for more complex, lengthy forms of treatment (such as jaw surgery) in the future.

Two-Phase Early Orthodontic Treatment

Early orthodontic treatment is best separated into two phases, designed to work alongside the natural development of the teeth and jaw bones.


Phase 1 orthodontic treatment is typically completed between the ages of 7 and 10 and is aimed to prepare the mouth for permanent teeth to emerge in a healthy alignment with a sufficient amount of space.


During this phase, your child may be treated with a palatal expander appliance, or another appliance, to widen the upper jaw and create enough room for permanent teeth to grow.

Phase 2

This phase generally begins in the early teen years, when all of the permanent teeth have erupted. Phase 2 treatment focuses on aligning the teeth and jaws to create a harmonious appearance. During this phase, a full treatment of braces or Invisalign® First is often completed.


Every child develops at a different rate, and your child’s treatment plan will be 100% personalized to his or her needs. At your first visit, we’ll give you all of the information you need to make the right choice for your little one!

Does my little one need treatment?

If any of these symptoms sound familiar, we encourage you to request a complimentary consultation with us!


An early assessment of your child’s growth gives you the peace of mind that your child is thriving.

Smile beautifully

And have a good time along the way!

We are your hometown Statesboro orthodontist, providing custom braces and Invisalign® for the whole family. Get started however you prefer – in person, or from home with a virtual consultation.