Rockledge Dental
1950 Rockledge Boulevard, Suite 207, Rockledge, FL 32955

What Parents Need to Know About Braces for Kids

Is your child faced with crooked teeth, badly-spaced teeth, or bite misalignment? Then your child may need braces. Discover all the facts about this advanced dental treatment.

Orthodontics Options

For more than 50 years, braces have been the treatment of choice for children with crooked teeth and poorly-aligned bites. But braces have come a long way from the bulky metal brackets of the past. Today, there are many choices in braces for kids that are more comfortable and less noticeable, with some clear and tooth-colored options that are practically invisible. When a child needs braces, their options include:

  • Metal/Stainless steel
  • Clear or tooth-colored ceramic
  • Clear Plastic
  • Mixture of materials

When to Take Your Child to an Orthodontist

According to experts in family orthodontics, there is no standard age for children to get braces. Instead, this is determined by orthodontists and their prescribed treatment plans. In most cases, the child’s dentist will refer you to an orthodontist when they detect a problem that can only be corrected by orthodontics. But in general, dental experts recommend that parents have the child evaluated by an orthodontist by age seven since most kids begin treatment between the ages of nine and 14.

The Cost of Care with Braces

Many parents think that braces are very expensive, but the truth is that affordable braces have become a reality. See, the cost of braces for kids varies greatly depending on the child’s specific needs, preferred type of treatment, and the location of the family orthodontics practice. If cost is a concern, be assured that many orthodontists in Rockledge accept insurance, various payment plans, and discount drug plans like DentRite. To find the most affordable braces for your child, consult several orthodontists in Rockledge to see which offer financial options that suit your specific needs.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Rockledge, call Rockledge Dental today at (321) 252-0825 or make an appointment.

Rockledge Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Rockledge. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Rockledge Dental, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Rockledge Dental.

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Loved everyone was ready to provide services when scheduled. Very affordable with insurance suggested with first visit. Friendly and efficient
Sharon C.
My whole experience concerning several dental issues was handled quickly and professionally. I would highly recommend.
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Everyone here is nice and professional – from the office staff to the techs, (especially Victoria) to the Dentist. I am very happy I was referred to this office. Dr. Torras is very patient and […]
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I like your staff the very friendly and I feel welcome when I come there. Also like the new doctor I was very pleased with my visit the last time.
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All of the staff (front desk, dentist, etc.) were very, nice and helpful. They did not try to push any unnecessary procedures!
Cheryl S.
I received a very good cleaning and I did not have to wait and I did not have any problems.
Carl D.
Everyone was great with my son.
Robert M.
Dr. Torras is wonderful! The staff if friendly.
Janice E.
You work with us so nice. Dad with cancer, Mom hauling him, us girls, or her own appts. You have always been able to fit my family in
Melia M.
Very pleasant, felt so comfortable!! Nice facility.. Customer service awesome…..
Avis P.
Great 1st visit
Carmen E.
Got appointment within 1 day. Started treatment same day.
David P.
Good dental care and office personnel worked to get me in even though I was 15 minutes late,
Larry T.
Had a tooth extraction this morning. Dr. Torres and Kristina were great. I was dreading this extraction but it didn’t hurt a bit.
Eric L.
The staff at Rockledge Dental is very friendly and professional. All the treatments I’ve received from Dr. Torras have been executed promptly, professionally, and with courtesy.
Wendy M.
The dental office was great! They were very tentative and service was quick. I had a great experience.
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We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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  • Phone: (321) 252-0825
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