Children's Orthodontics

Understanding the facts and the health benefits


ortho 1Children’s Orthodontic Quick Facts *

  • An orthodontic evaluation should take place by age 7 to identify potential problems early and maximize effectiveness.
  • Nearly 4 million children under the age of 18 currently have braces in North America
  • It is estimated that 50 – 70% of children will need braces by the age of 18.
  • Children’s braces alone can cost up to $5,500 per child with additional costs for monthly visits, retainers or extractions (if necessary).

ortho 2Health Benefits of Having Straighter Teeth *

  • Straight teeth prevent food from getting stuck between teeth which causes decay
  • Mitigates the need for bridges or implants from unevenly spaced teeth.
  • Straight teeth reduces tension on the jaw joints caused by misaligned teeth during eating.
  • They are less likely to chip and wear.
  • Better ability to chew and digest food.

ortho 3Other Benefits of Orthodontia *

  • Improved self-esteem
  • Reduced cost of long term dental problems
  • Ease of daily brushing and flossing

How the Spirit Plan can help.

Spirit Dental offers a $1200 children’s orthodontia benefit on our network plan. Spirit has seen the influence that orthodontia has on both good oral health and positive self-confidence. We want to help parents give those benefits to their children.Get a free instant quote today or call to speak with one of Spirit’s licensed agents.

 * Sources include: (Bibby Orthodontics, Insurance Note, Kids Health, American Association of Orthodontistshttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19409339http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3633299/)

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