Orthodontic Treatment for Children and Teens

(714) 530-4920

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an initial orthodontic exam at seven years old. This can determine if there are any alignment problems or potential developmental issues in the teeth and jaw. Issues like these are easier to correct the earlier they are caught.

Phase I Treatment

Garden Grove Dental & Orthodontics

If your child is having moderate to severe orthodontic problems before their baby teeth fall out, Phase I treatment may be advisable. Childhood orthodontic treatment has many benefits: reducing overall treatment time, eliminating crowding and providing room for erupting teeth, reducing the possibility of tooth extraction, and steering jaw growth to create facial symmetry. Other potential benefits of Phase I treatment include:


  • Improving speech development
  • Reducing the likelihood of impacted permanent teeth
  • Guiding permanent teeth into favorable positions
  • Eliminating the need for jaw surgery
  • Improving the position of the first erupted molars
Teen and Children Orthodontics
Teen and Children Orthodontics

Phase II Treatment for Teens

Garden Grove Dental & Orthodontics

Phase II treatment begins when all the permanent teeth have erupted. It positions these permanent teeth to maximize their aesthetics and function. If successful Phase I treatment has already been conducted, Phase II treatment can minimize the time spent in braces or Invisalign to between 12-18 months. It can also eliminate the need to extract permanent teeth. Dr. Pour and his staff will help you determine the type of orthodontic care that best suits your needs.

Perks for Younger Patients

  • We offer prizes and contests to engage our younger patients.
  • We also offer colored bands to wear to show your pride for your team, school, holiday, or just for fun!
  • Toys and balloons are available for kids.
  • In our office, you’ll discover something new each time you visit!


Free Consultation For Braces and Orthodontics

Booking an appointment at Garden Grove Dental & Orthodontics is simple. Click the link to fill out our online contact form. You can also call us directly to find a time that works best for you. We look forward to seeing you and your family and discovering how we can best serve your dental needs.


12630 Brookhurst St Suite B
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Garden Grove Dental & Orthodontics
ABO Board Certified

(714) 530-4920

Mon - Fri: 8am - 5:30pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

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