Orthodontics for Children
No Referrals – No Costs – No Worries
No referrals are needed to become a member of our 7 and UP Club. Your child will receive a free consultation and observation appointments until they are ready to start treatment.
3 Great Reasons For an Early Consultation
Prevent A Problem
Would you want to know if your child had an underlying orthodontic problem? Did you know that two-thirds of what goes on in your child’s mouth happens below the surface? Preventing problems is easier and less costly than correcting them later.
Treat At The Right Time
The American Association of Orthodontists highly recommends that children have a consultation at age 7 because this is generally when the permanent teeth begin to erupt and the jaws are developing. Missing the opportunity to examine your child can lead to invasive treatments in the future. When possible we like to treat patients without extracting permanent teeth or referring for surgery.
Get Treated By An Expert
As a parent, you want the best for your children, so it only makes sense to seek out an orthodontic expert. Drs. Herb and Justin Hughes are leaders in their field and have made numerous presentations sharing their wisdom to doctors who want to deliver superior results to their patients. Our practice is consistently voted #1 Orthodontic practice by the Washingtonian and Virginia Living magazines.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Will my child need braces and if so, when?
- Will teeth need to be extracted?
- Will an expansion appliance be part of the treatment?
- How much will it cost?
- Do you have payment plans?
- How can I maximize insurance, FSA, HSA benefits?
- Does my child feel comfortable with the doctors and team?
- Were my child's concerns or fears addressed?
- Is this the right fit for our family?
We believe in giving parents advanced knowledge of the orthodontic process. Whether it is to add funds to their flex plan, change insurance plans, or to ask more questions we want everyone to feel comfortable with getting treatment at Hughes Orthodontics.
Top 3 Orthodontic Warning Signs
Cause: Thumb sucking or tongue thrusting
Top teeth behind or inside bottom teeth
Not enough room for the permanent teeth to erupt properly
It is much better to fix small problems so they don't turn into bigger ones.