The Orthodontic Program at Boston Children's Hospital believes every child is entitled to family-centered care delivered by a collaborative team of experts. Our team works closely with our dentists and specialists in other departments in order to develop individual care plans that meet patients' medical and emotional needs, as well as their family's need for information, support and assistance.
In our dental clinic, we employ the latest advances in computerized diagnostics, orthodontic materials and treatment techniques. This, combined with the clinical skills of the dental staff, ensures the highest level of patient care.
We also stress the importance of ongoing oral care for your child. For instance, if your child gets braces, our orthodontists will suggest a follow-up regimen that includes flossing and the avoidance of certain foods such as popcorn, caramel and nuts.
Why choose orthodontic treatment?
The following problems may be helped or minimized with proper orthodontic treatment:
- misaligned, crooked, or crowed teeth
- missing teeth
- extra teeth
- an overbite
- an underbite
- misaligned or incorrect jaw position
- a gummy smile
Services we provide
Braces, also called fixed orthodontic appliances, generally come in two varieties:
- Metal, that are bonded to teeth
- Ceramic (tooth colored) that are bonded to teeth
Both types use wires to move the teeth to the desired position.