Children Braces In West Des Moines, Iowa | Stork Orthodontics

You Want To Learn More About Braces & Orthodontic Treatment For Your Child

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Congratulations on taking the first step in learning more about orthodontic treatment and braces for your child.

Many parents are not quite sure when their child should be seen by an orthodontist. Below are some of the most commonly asked questions.

  • Should you wait until your dentist recommends braces?

No. An orthodontist should see your child by his or her 7th birthday. Download the free report from Stork Orthodontics here!

  • Have you noticed your child chewing differently or complaining of jaw pain?

Schedule an appointment with Stork Orthodontics to see if your child’s bite is misaligned. Early detection can avoid later surgery!

  • Have you noticed your child hiding their smile?

Smiling is your child’s natural reaction to happiness! Don’t let your child hide his or her happiness from anyone, especially themselves! Schedule your appointment today to unlock all the confidence you can!

You Want To Learn More About Braces And Orthodontic Treatment For Your Child

You make decisions daily that affect the outcome of your child’s life. Some of the biggest decisions are purchasing a car, paying for college and braces. Braces will truly change your child’s life and their future. A constant question in the back of every parent’s mind is: how do I help ensure these are the best years of my child’s life? So many firsts will happen while in your care: first day of middle school, first presentation in class, first date, first kiss, first job. The real world will take over soon enough. There’s no reason to let your child’s smile ruin any of this. When they look back at these years, every mom and dad hopes their child will have wonderful memories. But a crooked or spaced smile can blemish these smiles unnecessarily, because orthodontics can quickly and easily give them a sensational smile that will last a lifetime.

Orthodontic exams, not braces, are recommended when a child turns age 7. This exam allows Dr. Stork to assess any potential obstacles to your child’s growth and development. Treatment at an early age can be more minimally invasive which can save your child time in treatment later, save permanent teeth from being extracted, and can even help avoid future jaw surgery. There is no need to worry or feel like a bad parent if your child is over age 7. Just be sure to call and schedule your Stork Smile Assessment today so that Dr. Stork can evaluate if treatment should be begin now. The best part is that your Stork Smile Assessment is FREE!

During the middle school years or between the ages of 10-13 can be the best time to begin orthodontic treatment. During this time your child is still growing which allows for easier tooth movement and jaw alignment that may not be possible without surgeries or extractions if treatment begins later in life.

A sensational smile is a gift you can give your child that will last a lifetime. A smile that will give them confidence in all they do.



Dr. Stork understands the importance of a smile you can share with confidence. Additionally, he wants you to feel confident with your decision for your journey to your best smile ever. Here are a few ways to get started: