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Kids Braces

Straightening teeth from the start.

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1700 Eagle Harbor PKWY East, Orange Park, FL 32003

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Creating Confidence & Overcoming Dentist Fears

Our Kids Braces Services



We’ll consult with you to learn about your goals and to determine whether braces are the right choice for your kid.



We’ll need to get an x-ray of your kid’s teeth before giving them a new set of braces to see how crooked they currently are.

Braces Creation

Braces Creation

We’ll create the braces in a lab customized to fit your kid’s teeth after creating a mold in the dental office.

Braces fitting

Braces Fitting

Braces need to fit nice and snug, so we’ll do a fitting to make sure that the braces are comfortable in your kid’s mouth before placing them.

Braces Placement

Braces Placement

Once we’re sure of the fit, we’ll get the braces placed to keep them firmly in place. We’ll make sure your kid is calm and comfortable before inserting them.

Braces Maintenance

Braces Maintenance

It’s important to keep your kid’s braces in good shape and while much of that is on you, we can help to keep them maintained with regular checkups.

What Are Braces?

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To improve overall dental health, braces exist as a tool to help straighten teeth and minimize uneven overbites or underbites. Braces can help teeth that are crowding, overly crooked, or out of alignment to help minimize tooth tension and increase the confidence of your child’s smile.

What Are Braces Made of?

Most braces are typically made out of metal, or titanium alloys. This material is usually a combination of nickel or chromium to keep a strong, sturdy build within the mouth. While there can be some variance in the kind of material used, it will always be a non-magnetized material.

Helping Kids Overcome Fear of Dentists

We are well-versed in the fine art of making children comfortable and keeping them entertained. We have televisions in the ceilings to keep kids entertained while we focus on their teeth. In extreme cases, we can administer nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, so that they can still receive the oral care they need without the extra stress, helping to establish trust and mitigate their worries.

Braces vs. Invisalign

Teeth correction like braces doesn’t just improve your child’s smile. It can also decrease discomfort and pain that can occur when teeth aren’t aligned properly or if they’re crowding together. Plus, it can help to prevent future dental injuries. There are two main options for correcting your child’s teeth: braces and Invisalign.

Who Should Get Braces?

Braces are often the best choice for kids because they can correct even more major problems. They also are affixed to the teeth so kids don’t have to remember to put them back in after eating. On the other hand, braces are visually obvious and food can get stuck in them or even break them.

Who Should Get Invisalign?

Invisalign could also be an approach to consider if the adjustments needed are more minor. Invisalign won’t be as visually obvious as braces but isn’t as effective in correcting major issues. Another benefit of Invisalign is that there aren’t restrictions on what you can eat because you take the retainer out at meals. However, it may be more difficult for children to remember to put the retainer back in afterward.

How it works

How the Invisalign Process Works

Before you decide that you want Invisalign for your kid, you should know what the process is like.




If you’re considering getting Invisalign for your kid, you’ll need to consult with a dental professional. During the consultation, the dentist will listen to your concerns and examine your kid’s teeth to figure out if Invisalign would be the best way to help you achieve your goals.

Discuss Your Options


Discuss Your Options

In some cases, you may be better off getting traditional braces for your kid to achieve your teeth straightening goals. The dentist may use a computer program to show you how the Invisalign process would look so that you can make an informed decision.

Prepare Your Kid’s Teeth


Prepare Your Kid’s Teeth

If you and the dentist agree that Invisalign is the best option, the dentist will first clean your kid’s teeth and take a mold so the Invisalign retainer will fit their teeth.

Take an Impression


Take an Impression

We’ll then take an impression of your kid’s teeth. This is what will be used to create the Invisalign retainer so that it sits perfectly in your kid’s mouth.

Take an Impression


Create the Invisalign

After we’ve taken impressions of your kid’s teeth, we’ll send those off to a lab where the Invisalign will be created and customized to exactly match the teeth.

Fit the Invisalign


Fit the Invisalign

We’ll schedule the second appointment after we’ve received the Invisalign from the lab. At this time, we’ll fit them to your kid’s teeth to make sure that the fit works well and is comfortable.

Take the Invisalign Home


Take the Invisalign Home

Once we’re certain that Invisalign is the right fit, we’ll have you take them home with your kid and begin use.

Maintain the Invisalign


Maintain the Invisalign

Most of the maintenance of the Invisalign will be on you and your kid. It’ll be important to help your kid practice good oral health habits and take the Invisalign out before eating to keep the retainer in good shape.

Tips for Invisalign Maintenance

The following are some tips for keeping your Invisalign in good shape:

  • Clean the Invisalign aligners regularly.
  • Rinse them each time your kid takes them out to remove excess saliva.
  • Do not eat with Invisalign in the mouth.
  • Keep the Invisalign stored in a case when not in use.

Our Doctors

Meet our Family of Dentists

Dr. Standish has been serving Clay County patients at Eagle Harbor Dental for over 40 years. His daughters Dr. Kelly & Dr. Erin joined the practice and they’ve been creating beautiful smiles as a family ever since. With extensive educations and memberships, our dentists are the best that Fleming Island has to offer.


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