Braces for Kids

The gift of a radiant smile lasts a lifetime. Modern braces options fit into just about every child’s active life. Plus, these braces are more comfortable, convenient, and stylish than ever before!

 Learn more about what makes us Central Connecticut’s go-to braces provider by scheduling a consultation now. 

Does My Child Need Braces?

Almost every day, we hear from parents who want to know answers to the question, “what is the best age to get braces?” While it is difficult to answer this question without a consultation, there are some tell-tale signs your child may need braces. These include:

  • Crooked and crowded teeth
  • Spaced-out teeth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Speech problems

Only an orthodontist will be able to tell you if braces will help your child. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Rick today to learn more.

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At What Age Can Children Get Braces?

Much like the question of what is the best age to get braces, this question is a little tricky to answer. There is no correct age for seeking orthodontic treatment. That said, it’s a good idea to have your child taken in for an orthodontic evaluation by the time they are seven

Treatment for most children typically begins around ages 10-14. However, depending on the child’s needs, they may start as soon as seven-eight years old. While most children won’t need treatment at this age, yearly check-ins allow you to develop a relationship with an orthodontist you trust. That way, if the time comes to start treatment, you’ll already have a working relationship with an orthodontist. 

Types of Braces for Kids

At Risinger Orthodontics, we believe that no two smiles are the same, which means every patient gets customized braces treatment. We offer only the most sophisticated options to help your child improve their smile. 

Clear Ceramic Braces

If your kid wants a discreet braces treatment, they’ll love clear ceramic braces. The brackets are made of a durable ceramic material that blends into the natural color of the teeth, giving your kid the confidence to smile big!

Invisalign Clear Aligners

Many kids are eligible for Invisalign, a virtually invisible orthodontic treatment. Invisalign uses a series of removable clear aligners that fit seamlessly over the teeth, guiding them into the right position.

Risinger Orthodontics is an Invisalign Diamond Plus provider, which means we are in the top 1% of Invisalign providers in the country. If you’re looking for a more unnoticeable treatment, we know how to deliver excellent results using clear aligners.

Traditional Braces

If your kid wants a discreet braces treatment, they’ll love clear ceramic braces. The brackets are made of a durable ceramic material that blends into the natural color of the teeth, giving your kid the confidence to smile big!

How To Care For Your Children’s Braces

Once your child has started braces treatment, it is important that you properly care for their appliance. Here are some of our tips for taking care of a child’s braces: 

Kids Braces Cost

The total cost of braces for children varies depending on their needs. Every patient is different, so overall treatment time differs from person to person. During your complimentary consultation, we will perform a comprehensive oral exam to determine the best treatment plan for your little one. 

That said, the total cost of braces for kids (before insurance) can run anywhere between $2500-$7000. Your final out-of-pocket expense will be determined by your insurance and financing options.

Financing for Kids Braces

Starting orthodontic treatment is always a big decision. That’s why we put the comfort and care of our patients first. We are passionate that your treatment should match your budget and your wallet. That’s why we provide several options to help offset the cost of your investment, including:

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The Best Braces for Kids in Glastonbury


Starting treatment is always a big decision. Our skilled team has helped countless people across the Central Connecticut area get a more natural smile with braces. We want to help guide you through every step of your journey. 

Call us now at 860-633-8321 to schedule your complimentary consultation with Risinger Orthodontics!