Board Certified Pediatric Dentist located in Bellevue/ West Nashville, Nashville, TN

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Orthodontics services offered in Bellevue/ West Nashville, Nashville, TN

About 45% of American children need orthodontics to correct misalignments of the teeth and jaw. If your child has crooked or crowded teeth, orthodontics can restore balance to their smile and encourage optimal oral health. At Little Harpeth Children’s Dentistry™, board-certified pediatric dentist Priya Purohit, DDS, MSD, has wonderful local orthodontists that she works with and will refer you to. To make an appointment for your child, please call the office to schedule directly. 

Orthodontics Q & A

What is orthodontics?

Specifically, it uses appliances like metal braces or removable plastic aligners to encourage a balanced and symmetrical smile.

Orthodontic treatment enhances the cosmetic appearance of your child’s smile. It also makes their teeth easier to clean, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease.

Orthodontics is used to treat various alignment problems, including:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Misaligned jaw
  • Crossbite
  • Overbite
  • Underbite

Your child might also benefit from orthodontics if they have spaces between their teeth.


When can a child start orthodontics?

At Little Harpeth Children’s Dentistry™, Dr. Purohit typically recommends that children start being monitored after age 7. Early intervention can prevent other problems from developing. It also ensures there’s plenty of room for your child’s permanent teeth to come in as well as taking advantage of their growth and development.