Orthodontics for Kids and Teens

As your child grows and develops, he or she should see a Orthodontist who specializes in orthodontics for children. Orthodontic Associates can help your child grow up with a set of straight, healthy teeth.

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child should start seeing an orthodontist at the age of seven, because your child’s teeth and skeletal structure are continually changing and can require treatments to correct. We make it easy to bring your child in for regular growth and development visits. We do not even charge for these visits unless treatment is required.

Throughout growth and development visits we can also help identify bad oral habits, like thumb-sucking, dependence to pacifiers past age one and tongue thrust habits. These habits past a very young age can become damaging to your child’s teeth and oral bite.

Once your child is old enough, we may recommend Invisalign treatment or modern braces to align his bite and straighten his teeth for a healthier, more beautiful smile.

Advantages of Early Treatment

  • Proper jaw development
  • Reduce the need for extraction and impaction of permanent teeth
  • Reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth
  • Guiding permanent teeth into their optimal position
  • Correction of any harmful oral habits
  • Avoiding jaw surgery in later life
  • Reserving or adding space for permanent teeth
  • Optimal smile appearance and improved self esteem

  EXCITING NUMBERS

ORTHODONTISTS5
FULL SERVICE STAFF44
INVISALIGN PATIENTS7,000
PATIENTS SERVED26,488
LOCAL OFFICES3

  OFFICE HOURS

MONDAY-THURSDAY7:15 – 5:00
FRIDAYCLOSED
WEEKENDSCLOSED

  WHAT THEY SAY

Orthodontics for Kids and Teens

As your child grows and develops, he or she should see a Orthodontist who specializes in orthodontics for children. Orthodontic Associates can help your child grow up with a set of straight, healthy teeth.

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child should start seeing an orthodontist at the age of seven, because your child’s teeth and skeletal structure are continually changing and can require treatments to correct. We make it easy to bring your child in for regular growth and development visits. We do not even charge for these visits unless treatment is required.

Throughout growth and development visits we can also help identify bad oral habits, like thumb-sucking, dependence to pacifiers past age one and tongue thrust habits. These habits past a very young age can become damaging to your child’s teeth and oral bite.

Once your child is old enough, we may recommend Invisalign treatment or modern braces to align his bite and straighten his teeth for a healthier, more beautiful smile.

Advantages of Early Treatment

  • Proper jaw development
  • Reduce the need for extraction and impaction of permanent teeth
  • Reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth
  • Guiding permanent teeth into their optimal position
  • Correction of any harmful oral habits
  • Avoiding jaw surgery in later life
  • Reserving or adding space for permanent teeth
  • Optimal smile appearance and improved self esteem

  EXCITING NUMBERS

ORTHODONTISTS5
FULL SERVICE STAFF44
INVISALIGN PATIENTS4,000
PATIENTS SERVED26,488
LOCAL OFFICES4

  OFFICE HOURS

MONDAY-THURSDAY7:15 – 5:00
FRIDAYCLOSED
WEEKENDSCLOSED

  WHAT THEY SAY

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A SMILE STORY

When Emily Pearson was is first grade, her classmates nicknamed her “beaver teeth,” because her front teeth stuck out poorly. Bravely, she would put on a smile each day and laugh with her friends, but she was deeply hurting inside.

“One day after school, I cried and told my mom all that happened,” said Emily. “I was bawling. That’s when my mom knew that I needed braces.”

At age seven, we put braces on Emily, and were very excited to play a part in her journey toward a more confident smile. Surprisingly, even her friends at school were curious about her braces and jealous that she had braces perfecting her teeth and they didn’t.

Emily started to notice positive changes in her smile quickly, and her confidence grew.

“Once I got them off in middle school, people thought my teeth were beautiful,” said Emily. “I get compliments on my smile all the time.”

With her newfound confidence and beautiful smile to match, Emily wants to encourage other kids starting their orthodontic treatment.

“In the end, your teeth will look wonderful and you will feel more confident,” said Emily. “The people at Orthodontics Associates care for you and want to make you look your best.”

This is Joy, and we love her! This photo is not too long after her jaw surgery and removing her braces. We worked closely with her oral surgeon to give her a smile she loves! 😁 #orthodonticassociates #braces #oasmiles
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Siblings Sam and Nicole got braces on at the same time. They were so excited to start treatment and get their teeth straightened! 👏😁 
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Orthodontic Associates on Hefner

10914 Hefner Pointe Drive, Suite 300
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73120
(405) 947-1526

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3000 North Kelly Avenue
Edmond, Oklahoma 73003
(405) 562-2233

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101 South Saints Boulevard, Suite 216
Edmond, Oklahoma 73034
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9112 North May Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
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