ADA Accessibility Information
Accessibility

A
A

A
St Helens Subpage Logo Float
Call for an Appointment: (503) 438-7145
St Helens ReqAppt Button
St Helens Circle Background
Dr. William Moore
500 North Columbia Rver Hwy, Suite 505
St. Helens, OR, 97051
Map & Directions


Your dental health is important, and our patients' safety is our top priority. Please read our Office Update Letter On COVID-19

Braces for Your Child

Blonde girl smiling wearing bracesToday, orthodontic treatment is being taken more seriously at a younger age than it was when we were kids. In our day, it was normal to see the orthodontist for the first time during our teen years and to go through high school with metal braces. Today, the recommendation is to see the orthodontist as soon as a child's permanent teeth come in, which could be around the age of 6 or 7.

Why the Earlier Treatment?
Orthodontists today consider the time that a child's bone structure is still developing to be the best time to determine changes that need to be made. This does not mean that all kids will receive orthodontic treatment immediately following this first appointment; it is simply a good idea to get things started early in order to determine the best treatment plan for your child.

In addition, orthodontic treatment that takes place early in a child's life, while their jaw is still developing, can help to prevent overcrowding. Since this is such a prevalent problem in children, it can be an amazing treatment for some kids. This could prevent the need to extract teeth, which was the more traditional treatment method. The ability to help the jaw expand and permanent teeth to erupt in their correct positions is a step forward for orthodontic treatment and could help many kids today avoid those awkward teenage years with braces.
invisible spacer graphic invisible spacer graphic

St Helens News Button
St Helens ReqAppt Button
St Helens AskQuestion Button
St Helens TellFriend Button
St Helens New Patient Forms Button
Review us on:
Facebook 48 Google rounded longshadow 48 Yelp 48 Square



St Helens AssociationLogos


Dr. William Moore St. Helens Pediatric Dentistry
500 North Columbia River Hwy, Suite 505
St. Helens, OR 97051

(503) 438-7145

Map & Directions


Appointment Hours
Mon,Wed: 9 - 4:30
Tues,Thurs: 8 - 2
Friday: Closed

Home  | About Us  | Visit Our Office  | Prevention  | Treatments  | Sedation  | Emergencies  | Contact  | Dr. William Moore  | Meet the Team  | Office Tour  | What Is a Pediatric Dentist?  | Helpful Links  | Preparing for Your Child's First Pediatric Visit  | What to Expect  | Office Policies  | Kids With Special Needs  | Patient Forms  | General Anesthesia  | Pediatric Dental Blog  | Cleanings for Kids  | Toothpaste and Your Kids  | Tips for Your Kids  | Cavities and Your Child  | Dental Crowns  | Extractions  | Sports Guards  | Kids and Braces  | Baby Root Canals




St. Helens Pediatric Dentistry | www.sthelenspediatricdentistry.com | (503) 438-7145
500 N Columbia River Hwy, Suite 505, St Helens, OR 97051