Braces for Kids

Orthodontics For Children

We offer braces for kids as young as seven years old. Drs. Van and Ryan Nowlin specialize in orthodontics for children. It is recommended that kids have their first orthodontic check up by age 7. Although treatment may not be necessary, Dr. Nowlin can spot subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth while some baby teeth are still present. Early treatment may prevent more serious problems from developing at a later time. As trained professionals, we can help your child have a beautiful smile while improving their overall dental health. Straight teeth reduce the risk for cavities and other oral infections since it eliminates the risk of food being caught in between teeth.

4 steps to a beautiful smile

  • Schedule Your Consultation
  • Initial Exam
  • Learn About Treatment Options
  • Decide On A Start Date

Family Orthodontics

We offer family orthodontics so that everyone in the family can receive care from the same orthodontist office. This is both convenient and practical. If you are interested in learning about the options for straightening you and your child’s teeth, call 918-369-6100 to schedule an appointment with Drs. Van and Ryan Nowlin. At Nowlin Orthodontics, we are friendly and personable and will work with you to schedule appointment times around your busy schedule. We understand that between work, school and extracurricular activities it can be difficult to make time for visiting the dentist or orthodontist. Our flexibility makes it possible for you and your children to straighten your teeth. Since we provide family orthodontics, you can further benefit from the convenience of scheduling appointments at the same time as your child so that you only have to visit our office once instead of making multiple trips. Patients throughout the 74136 area, visit our orthodontist office because we offer multiple solutions for straightening teeth. Traditional metal braces are still an effective way to transform smiles. The metal brackets and wires are smaller than they used to be so many adults that wore braces as a child are surprised by how easy they are to wear now. This is still the preferred treatment method for children, but adults can benefit from wearing aligners instead. Clear aligners are an effective way to straighten teeth without anyone noticing that you are doing so. They are a clear plastic tray that is worn all day and taken out only to eat and brush teeth. Patients throughout Tulsa enjoy how convenient this treatment method is. For more information on braces or aligners, call 918-369-6100 to schedule a consultation with our family orthodontics office.

Pediatric Orthodontics

We offer pediatric orthodontics to patients throughout Tulsa Oklahoma. This is a unique specialty that requires at least two years of training beyond dental school. Drs. Van and Ryan Nowlin is experienced in treating young children and helping to prepare their mouth for their adult teeth to come in. While young, many children lose their baby teeth too early. This creates overcrowding problems so that as adult teeth come in, they do so on top of other teeth and may start to push teeth out of place. This is a common problem that can often occur around seven or eight. As it does, many parents seek pediatric orthodontic treatments. At this age, they are typically too young to start wearing braces. Until more of their adult teeth have come in, you don’t want to have them wear braces because the treatment time will simply be prolonged. Instead, at Nowlin Orthodontics we frequently suggest that a young child wear an expander in order to gently push their palate outwards and make room for their adult teeth to come in. They may also benefit from wearing spacers around certain teeth. Through a combination of treatments, Drs. Van and Ryan Nowlin will ensure that your child has room for their teeth and that their mouth is prepared to wear braces in the future.

Kids Orthodontist

At Nowlin Orthodontics, we are a kids’ orthodontist that can straighten your child’s teeth and improve their appearance. As children age, it can become difficult to live with a crooked smile. This is especially true as they enter their teenage years. If you live in the Tulsa area and what to help your child by improving their appearance, we recommend that you consider braces. Modern braces are an effective way for straightening teeth and aligning your child’s bite. In many cases, children suffer from an overbite, underbite, or crossbite in addition to a crooked smile. This can both negatively impact their appearance and make it uncomfortable to eat, speak and even sleep. Drs. Van and Ryan Nowlin can correct all of these issues with orthodontics treatments. During your initial consultation, we will examine your child’s teeth and take X-Rays in order to determine what their challenges are and the best way to correct them. If their bite is off, Drs. Van and Ryan Nowlin will make a recommendation for how to correct it while they are wearing braces. This may include using headgear or rubber bands. Both are typically worn temporarily as part of the orthodontics treatment. As a kids’ orthodontist, we can tell you what to expect in terms of treatment time and how long your child may need to use these additional solutions.

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At Nowlin Orthodontics, our staff is highly trained and knows how to help your child straighten their teeth effectively and comfortably.

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