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Your kids matter. Their smile does too.

Getting serious care for your child’s smile doesn’t have to be a serious chore. Introducing: Orthodontist for Kids.

Your child deserves to feel good when they smile. And there’s no better time to set yourself up for a long life of healthy teeth than when you’re young. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child should see an orthodontist by their 7th birthday.

But even if your kids are well past birthday number seven, it’s not too late to start healthy habits. We want to help.

It ought to be easy for kids to have a healthy smile, so we’ve made initial consults completely free. Get peace of mind that your child’s smile is developing well with Dr. Dickerson and personalized orthodontist for kids attention.

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Winning Smiles That Last

Simple Approach – Gentle Methods – Easy, Fun Language – Proven Techniques

We believe that everyone deserves a great smile. Great smiles are easier to get when you’re young. That’s why we have dedicated orthodontist for kids treatment designed specifically with your child in mind. We’ll help your child develop healthy oral hygiene, keep their teeth straight, and avoid the big (and expensive) issues that result later in life.

In Scottsdale, we partner with Dr. Dani Vasquez and A Small World Dentistry to ensure your child is getting the very best service from a professional specialized in helping kids develop great smiles and healthy teeth habits.

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1-on-1 Pediatric Orthodontist Focus

1-on-1 Expert Attention

You’ll get 1-on-1 coaching, encouragement for your child, diet and detrimental habit counseling, prevention and care tips, plus any important diagnoses, risks, and recommendations. We always talk to your child with easily understandable words, pictures, and ideas to help them feel motivated to take responsibility for their own healthy smile.

Personalized Orthodontic Treatment for Kids

Your Child’s Health is First

Your child is a person to us – not an income source to be exploited. Along with the guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we recommend X-rays only when necessary to protect your child’s orthodontic health. We’ll always discuss the need for X-rays with you before any are taken.

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Saving You Time + Money

The health of your child’s teeth and mouth is very important to the well-being of their entire body. While there’s no replacement for routine brushing and flossing at home, visiting an orthodontist by the age of 7 is invaluable. We can help you build healthy habits, prevent problems, catch issues early, and avoid big long-term concerns that cost you more time, more appointments, and more money.

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We believe getting your winning smile should be as simple and accessible as possible. We also believe there shouldn’t be anything mysterious about the cost of visiting the dentist for your child – you deserve a clear price. So we don’t charge you for an initial consultation. Many offices do. Schedule your free consultation and you’ll get a 1-on-1 consult and clear answers about prices and insurance.


Ronda M.

The staff and Dr. Dickerson are the best! They care about you and take good care of you! I recommend them to everyone I know! Love these guys!
– Ronda M.

Jonathan V.

Great place to get your teeth straightened. It’s been less than a year, and I’m almost done. Holy moly Batman, that was fast. I’m no longer embarrassed to show my teeth when I smile. Dr. D is an awesome guy. I didn’t feel judged once, even though my teeth were so bad.
– Jonathan V.

Hussam A.

Dr. Dickerson and staff are absolutely awesome! I would highly recommend him for anyone looking for orthodontic services. Dr. Dickerson is highly detail oriented and your results will be nothing short of amazing smile!
– Hussam A.

Rodney C.

This place is great. I took my 7 year old daughter here. The office is extremely kid friendly and fun. They even give their patients a free ice cream cone before they leave. Lucky to find such a good place!
– Rodney C.

Orthodontist for Kids FAQs

How long does a normal orthodontist for kids visit last?

We know that your family schedule already has enough on the calendar, so we don’t drag them out longer than is necessary to make sure your child is getting the very best care and focus from our staff.

Most of our normal dental check-ups last between 40-60 minutes.

We generally recommend that children visit the dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings to keep their teeth and gums healthy.

What age should my child see a pediatric orthodontist?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a check-up with an orthodontist for children no later than age 7. There are very important reasons for your child’s immediate and long-term health to see an orthodontist by age 7 – it’s far from random. For everything you ought to know about orthodontists for kids and why age 7 is so key, read this guide.

What are the free initial consultations like?

At Dickerson Orthodontists, we’re committed to helping you and your kids get winning smiles that last. Great smiles are so much easier to get when you’re young (cheaper and faster, too!). 

Getting serious care for your child from an orthodontist doesn’t have to be like pulling teeth. 

That’s exactly what you and your child will experience in your free initial consultation – simple, clear descriptions, gentle methods, easy language your kids connect with, and proven techniques that get results. 

There are only a few orthodontic issues that require correction around age 7. But catching these problems early is extremely important because it determines the final outcome.

We often use a ‘wait-and-see’ approach with our young patients, and simply follow up on your child’s teeth growth and development at the appropriate time.

You’ll get 1-on-1 care from Dr. Todd Dickerson and our amazing team. We will take orthodontic-specific records to be able to evaluate and track your growth. Having these records for comparison can save you a huge amount of future trouble, including surgery. 

During your free consult, Dr. Dickerson will check on how your child’s smile is growing and developing. You’ll get clear answers about what he sees and coaching for how to build healthy habits. 

Dr. Dickerson is a world-leading expert on orthodontics and orthodontic treatment and has lectured around the world on both topics. So you’ll be getting world-class care and guidance without even having to leave the Greater Phoenix area. 

What’s included in A Small World Dentistry’s routine check-ups?

Professional Cleanings
We will start by reviewing your child’s brushing technique and advise you and your child of any changes that are needed to improve or maintain dental health. Next, we’ll carefully clean your child’s teeth to remove any hard mineral buildup (tartar) from the teeth. Then, we floss your child’s teeth, use a polishing compound. Cleanings usually aren’t painful, but if your child has any anxiety about the dental exam, be sure to let the assistant know.

1-on-1 Exam with the Dentist
During your child’s exam, the dentist will thoroughly examine your child’s teeth and gums for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other health concerns. The dentist may also want to take X-rays to see what is happening beneath the surface of the teeth and gums – we’ll only do this if necessary. Whether these X-rays are traditional or digital, the images provided will help the dentist discover dental issues not visible to the naked eye.

Our doctors will evaluate your child’s need for the use of topical fluoride. Research has shown that fluoride is beneficial for the teeth, however to much or too little fluoride can be detrimental to the teeth.

5 Things You Need to Know... but probably won't hear from other orthodontists

5 Things You Need to Know

But Probably Won’t Hear From Other Orthodontists In Phoenix

Avoid missing out on better treatment and faster results for your smile by knowing these 5 things that most doctors never mention. Get this short, free guide today and walk into your first appointment confidently. Plus – find out how to finish treatment 2x faster than average orthodontic treatment, with fewer appointments too. Here’s what else you’ll get:

  • Do more appointments actually mean better results?
  • How to feel 75% less discomfort during treatment
  • The inside scoop on the true cost of Invisalign vs. braces

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