The American Association of Orthodontists
recommends that all children have an orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7. The earlier
orthodontists can start a corrective treatment plan, the sooner a child can have a healthy,
beautiful smile. Because we are pediatric specialists, our orthodontists know the best time to begin
treatment, which can reduce the time your child needs to wear braces or other corrective devices.
The Orthodontics Program at Children's National Health System is a comprehensive program for
children. We provide a full range of orthodontic services using the most advanced materials and
We can help your child with general alignment concerns, skeletal and structural problems, and other
facial malformations. All of the hospital's dental specialists are available to patients for
consultation and referral for associated services, including:
- Pediatric Dentistry
- Oral Surgery
You are an important member of your child's care team, and we work with you to develop a
treatment plan that meets your child's unique needs.
Since we are located at Children's National, we are also able to consult with other
specialists at the hospital to provide advanced care for children with special needs and children
with complex or difficult cases.
To expand access to affordable orthodontic services so that every child may have a healthy
smile, the program's orthodontic residents provide care under the supervision of the
hospital's highly qualified faculty.
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Children’s National sees children from around the Washington, DC, metropolitan region, nation, and world who need the kind of specialized expertise and child-focused care we offer. No matter what your child needs, we can provide care that’s just right.
Our providers represent medical and surgical specialties, family practice, and general pediatrics.
Pediatric specialists at Children’s National work closely to ensure an integrated approach to caring for each child and family.