Childrens’ Preventive Treatment in Iowa City, IA
Early/ Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment for Children
If you’re searching for a pediatric orthodontist in Iowa City, IA, then you’ve come to the right place! Our award-winning office and top-rated doctor provide expert care for children – delivered with a kid-friendly touch. We evaluate malalignments of the teeth that are common in children, offer adjustments to correct any bite issues, and follow through with Invisalign or clear braces options when your child is ready. We also understand that appointments can be stressful for children, so we always use kid-friendly language and ensure children are as comfortable and relaxed as possible.
What Types of Pediatric Issues Do We Treat?
When your child comes for their initial visit, we will evaluate their bite and make sure there’s enough room in their mouth for teeth to grow in and for the arch to develop. Frequently, children have alignment issues, such as:
- Crooked teeth
- Extra teeth that interfere with bite
- Jaw growth problems or crowded teeth
We offer early treatment for these issues with options like Invisalign Teen that makes treatment easy for your child and eliminates bulky appliances like headgear, expanders, and spacers.
When Should You Bring Your Child In?
If you think your child has a bite or orthodontic issues, early treatment is important. The younger your child is when you notice these problems, the easier the problem is to correct due to the softer tissues in the mouth.
Ages 6-9 are the ideal years for interceptive treatments to align the jaw. Dr. Mergen is one of the few pediatric orthodontists in Eastern Iowa that offers early evaluation and prevention, which often results in fewer treatments in the future, less time spent in our office, less cost, and better results. Timing is key to prevention, and through early evaluation, you are taking a proactive step to eliminate complicated extensive treatment as well as the costs that go with it. With children this age, we do not support bulky or barbaric treatments such as headgear, expander, metal braces, and functional appliances.
Invisalign First is Phase 1 of interceptive and preventive treatment for children ages 6-10 for conditions such as narrow arches, severe crowding, impacted teeth, posterior crossbite and anterior crossbite (underbite). With Invisalign First, your child will have the advanced technology of the Invisalign system and its aligners, which are designed for patients who have a combination of baby and permanent teeth. LIke regular Invisalign, Invisalign First means no wires or brackets, fewer appointments, no food restrictions, and better results.
Dr. Mergen has advanced training and experience as a VIP Invisalign Teen provider to offer Interceptive treatment with Invisalign. You can rest assured that your child will get the very best care in the most comfortable Invisalign option with Dr. Mergen.
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Schedule a Complimentary Appointment with Our Pediatric Orthodontist in Iowa City, IA, Today!
To learn more about 5-star-rated orthodontic treatment for your child, schedule their Mergen Smile Assessment today by calling 319-688-0800 or by clicking here to use our convenient online form. Your child’s appointment includes:
- Office Tour
- Complimentary Snack & Beverage
- Thorough Exam
- Digital X-Rays
- 3D Digital Imaging of Your Teeth
- In-Depth Consultation
- And More!
- A $567 Value – Yours for FREE!
During your child’s assessment, our team will be happy to answer all your questions about our orthodontic treatments, our office, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us!
Your child will receive a complimentary teeth whitening kit after treatment – a $199 value, for FREE!
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
We’re so confident your child will love their experience at Mergen Orthodontics, we back it up with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you or your child are less than satisfied with the care you receive from our team, simply let us know and we’ll do what it takes to make it right. It’s our promise to you!
As one of the premier orthodontic practices in Iowa City, IA, our team at Mergen Orthodontics also provides 5-star-rated orthodontic care to children and adults in Coralville, North Liberty & Solon, IA, and surrounding areas.