Orthodontics for Children
The American Association of Orthodontists and our expert doctors recommend that your child have their first orthodontic evaluation at the first sign of orthodontic problems, or no later than age seven.
Your child's teeth have developed enough by this age to allow our expert doctors at Dietrich & Kelso Orthodontics to find subtle problems with emerging teeth and jaw growth before your child loses all of their baby teeth.
Your check-up at Dietrich & Kelso Orthodontics may reveal that your child's bite is fine and early orthodontic treatment isn’t necessary.
Or, your orthodontist may identify a developing problem but recommend monitoring your child's growth and development for the time being. After that, we can begin treatment at the appropriate time if your doctor still thinks it's right for your child.
Early treatment at our offices in Central Florida may prevent or intercept more serious problems from developing and make treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated.
In some cases, Dietrich & Kelso Orthodontics can achieve results that may not be possible once your child’s face and jaws have finished growing.
Orthodontics for Teens
For teens around the Central Florida area, the most common time for orthodontic treatment at Dietrich & Kelso Orthodontics is between 11 and 16.
Experienced orthodontists like Dr. Dietrich, Dr. Kelso, and their team easily recognize spacing, crowding, bite, and alignment issues in this age range. Also, your teen's bone and jaw structure are formed enough to allow orthodontic treatment to begin.
At Dietrich & Kelso Orthodontics, your teen can choose between Invisalign clear aligners, metal braces, or clear ceramic braces. Each of these choices offers unique benefits while transforming your teen’s smile.
Orthodontics for Adults
You’re never too old to benefit from orthodontic treatment with Dietrich & Kelso Orthodontics, and that’s why we offer orthodontics for adults throughout Central Florida.
Believe it or not, your teeth don’t stop moving when you get through the teen years. Teeth once that seemed straight and aligned could have shifted later in life. This can lead to jaw pain, trouble brushing, or a smile you’re unhappy with.
If you leave misaligned teeth untreated, you may have other dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. You may also notice abnormal wear on the surface of your teeth or that it's difficult to chew normally.
Dr. Dietrich, Dr. Kelso, and their team can address these issues through orthodontic treatment, giving you a healthy smile you've always dreamed about. We can correct orthodontic problems at Dietrich & Kelso Orthodontics just as easily for adults and children.
Dietrich & Kelso Orthodontics uses orthodontic forces to move teeth in the same way for both adults and children, and you’ll notice the benefits of your treatment in no time.
Why Should You Think About Orthodontic Treatment?
Straight Teeth Are Healthy
After our doctors properly align your teeth, it's easier for you to keep them clean through regular flossing and brushing. This helps prevent other oral issues, including some problems affecting your overall health.
A Straight Smile Builds Confidence & Self-Esteem
Successful orthodontic treatment at Dietrich & Kelso Orthodontics can help boost your self-confidence, create a better quality of life, and allow you to smile freely for maybe the first time.
Untreated Oral Issues Won’t Get Better
If you refuse or delay orthodontic treatment when our team of experts recommends it, you may develop long-term health issues that may cost you more.
At Dietrich & Kelso Orthodontics, our team understands that kids, teens, and adults have unique dental needs, so we give each age group personal care.
We’ll work diligently for you to make sure you receive the most appropriate treatment at our inviting offices in South Lakeland, North Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Brandon, Trinity , Palm Harbor, Wesley Chapel, Riverview and Town 'n' Country/Westchase.
Start With a Free Consultation
Start your journey towards a healthy new smile today and schedule your free consultation with our expert and friendly team of orthodontists.
Visit Dietrich & Kelso Orthodontics, and we’ll go over all of your options and develop an orthodontic treatment plan that meets your needs and accomplishes your goals.