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Pediatric Dentistry

Child Braces

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From orthodontic screening at age 7 to child braces, interceptive treatment or Phase I orthodontic treatment, your child’s smile is in good hands with us.

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends giving kids their first orthodontic exam and screening at age 7, which is usually the age when first molars and incisors grow. We screen our younger patients in our dentist office, making it easier for them to get the beautiful smile they deserve.
At Band & Wire, we offer both dental services and braces for kids in Clarendon Hills, IL, so your child can get all the care they need without having to meet a new provider at a different location for orthodontics.

Certain orthodontic problems should be addressed at an early stage to avoid alignment issues later in life and to facilitate orthodontic treatment in the future — and our board-certified orthodontists are here to help. After examining your child’s mouth, we’ll make a recommendation on whether to monitor their growth and do a follow-up after a certain number of months or to make a recommendation for early orthodontic treatment.
We only recommend child braces for kids in Clarendon Hills who will benefit from early treatment. In most cases, our younger patients can wait until they reach their teenage years to have a misalignment or another issue corrected.
But if your child would benefit from braces, we’re here to offer personalized orthodontic services for communities in Chicago’s west suburbs in a welcoming environment. From severe cases of misalignment to overbite problems, we offer the most advanced pediatric solutions.

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Orthodontic Screening

Orthodontic screening at age 7 is simple, safe, and highly recommended.

Our knowledgeable team will formulate a tailored strategy to address any possible orthodontic concerns and determine at what age your child might benefit from braces. And, we’ll discuss what type of braces might be a good fit for your child’s mouth.

Sometimes, Invisalign is a better option than traditional braces, even for little ones who still have baby teeth. Band & Wire is the #1 Diamond Plus provider of the Invisalign system, and we use Invisalign with patients as young as 7 with excellent results.

We always recommend the most comfortable pediatric braces and orthodontic appliances to ensure the best experience possible for your child. This can include traditional braces, Invisalign, or advanced solutions like custom 3D printed braces that allow us to finish treatment in less time and get exceptional results.


  • Tooth growth problems
  • Extra (supernumerary) or missing teeth
  • Impacted teeth
  • Excessive overbite
  • Anterior crossbite (one or more upper front teeth biting behind lower teeth)
  • Posterior crossbite (upper molars biting inside lower molars)
  • Excessive protrusion of incisors (overjet)
  • Excessive crowding or spacing
  • Negative habits (thumb sucking, abnormal breathing pattern)
  • Underbite (lower jaw overgrowing the upper jaw)
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Phase I (Early) Orthodontic Treatment

At Band & Wire, our licensed dentists and board-certified orthodontists take an honest approach to treatment and never recommend something your child doesn’t need. In most cases, we prefer delaying orthodontic treatment until your child is older. However, in certain cases, limited orthodontic treatment is recommended at a young age, even if deciduous (baby) teeth are present.

This type of treatment is often referred to as early orthodontic treatment or Phase I orthodontic treatment. The main purpose of early treatment is to correct any orthodontic problems that, if left untreated, could have negative consequences on dental, gingival, and oral health and, in some cases, affect jaw growth.


  • Anterior crossbite (one or more upper front teeth biting behind lower teeth)
  • Posterior crossbite (upper molars biting inside lower molars)
  • Underbite (lower jaw overgrowing the upper jaw)
  • Severe overbite causing discomfort and/or tissue damage
  • Negative habits (thumb sucking, abnormal breathing pattern)
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Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment

Prioritizing an evidence-based approach and equipped with the latest dental and orthodontic technologies, our board-certified orthodontists — Dr. Ramzi Daibis, DDS, MS, and his wife, Dr. Tamara Oweis, DDS, MS — are able to offer the best interceptive treatments possible to children in the Clarendon Hills, IL area.

Interception orthodontic treatment refers to limited orthodontic procedures that are performed to prevent problems in the future. A good example is the use of space maintainers. Early loss of a primary (baby) tooth can result in loss of space, causing the permanent tooth underneath to be blocked from growing (impacted). Placing a space maintainer is a simple solution that prevents issues


  • Space maintainer to prevent loss of space after a primary tooth is lost or removed prematurely
  • Palatal expander to widen a constricted upper jaw
  • Habit appliance to stop thumb sucking or other oral habits
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Orthodontics and Dental Care that Make Everyone Smile

Band & Wire offers the highest caliber pediatric dental services and orthodontic care in the area.

We provide kid’s braces in Clarendon Hills, Hinsdale, Western Springs, Downers Grove, Oak Brook, and other nearby suburbs. Our experienced team offers advanced orthodontic treatment options that ensure little ones can feel confident about their smile.

What our pediatric patients and their parents love the most is our welcoming environment. We’ve designed every aspect of our office to make kids feel comfortable and at ease. From TVs on the ceiling to headphones that block out noises and help kids relax, your child will have a pleasant experience every time they come to our pediatric dental office.

Come visit us today for a complimentary orthodontic consultation. We can’t wait to make you smile!


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