The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children have an orthodontic evaluation by age seven. If any problems are detected, early treatment can prevent future issues.

At W Orthodontics we enjoy helping children work towards a more confident smile as they get older. We recommend that parents schedule their child’s first orthodontic screening around seven years of age. At this stage in their dental development, our team can find potential problems and correct them before they become harder to fix down the road. By addressing your child’s teeth alignment, you can help improve their oral health. If you are interested in pediatric orthodontics in White Plains, NY, call our team today to schedule your child’s first visit!

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W Orthodontics for Your Family

If you are looking to get your child started with orthodontic treatment then finding a skilled team and modern practice will help ensure positive results and a great experience. Here at W Orthodontics, we have treated thousands of pediatric orthodontic cases, giving children all through White Plains a beautiful smile that will grow with them. We strive to always make the orthodontic process simple for your children, and can do so through digital technology. This means there are no messy, gag-inducing impressions, no injections, and no long waits.

Additionally, Dr. Bradford Washington has gone the extra mile when it comes to caring for your little one’s smile. He has lectured at Mount Sinai, helping other pediatric dentists learn from his years of experience. Dr. Washington and his team are also well-versed in orthodontic appliances that can help shape your child’s future. If your child needs a palate expander, space maintainers, or a lower lingual holding appliance (LLHA), then we have the skills, technology, and experience to help!


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Phase-1 Interceptive Treatment

Phase-1 in orthodontic treatment is finding problems early and addressing them right away. By doing this, we can help your child have less orthodontic needs when they reach their teen years. Other goals of phase-1 treatment include:

  • Creating room for crowded, erupting teeth
  • Creating facial symmetry
  • Reducing the risk of trauma from protruding front teeth
  • Reducing the need for tooth extractions
  • Reducing the amount of time braces will need to be worn
  • Boosting confidence with an improved smile


What To Expect With Pediatric Orthodontics

The first step in early orthodontic treatment is your child’s initial consultation. During this visit, our team will examine your child’s smile and look for any problems that can be addressed including crowding, a gummy smile, overbite, crossbite or underbite. In some cases, early treatment is not needed. At other times, treatment in the early stages of their dental development could dramatically improve the condition of their teeth alignment as they head into their teen years. Once any necessary treatment has been determined, our team will show you step-by-step how we can use simple treatments to improve your child’s teeth alignment. Call today to schedule your child’s consultation and help them take the proper steps towards a better smile!


Most children lose all their baby teeth by age 13, and by the end of their teen years, the jaw bones stop growing. Orthodontic procedures for adults often take more time and can involve tooth extraction or oral surgery. Receiving early orthodontic treatment as a child can reduce the need for more invasive procedures. 


If your child is between the ages of seven and eight, please schedule an appointment. We’ll do an initial exam and discuss the best steps to take toward caring for your child's smile. 

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95 Church St., Suite 400, White Plains, NY 10601

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