Oceans Dental Group
3 Pine Cone Drive, Suite 108, Palm Coast, FL 32137

The Straight Truth About Braces for Kids

Braces remain the most common way to straighten a child’s teeth and fix their poorly-aligned bite. Find out about this treatment that can save your child’s smile.

An Overview of Orthodontics

For decades, braces have been worn by kids and they continue to be very popular. But forget about the days when the only option was the bulky braces 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, the options open to them include:

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

How to Tell When It’s Time to See an Orthodontist

There’s no precise age or time when children need braces. According to experts in family orthodontics, it’s actually up to the orthodontist and the child’s dental concerns. 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 their child evaluated by an orthodontist by age seven since most kids begin treatment between the ages of nine and 14.

The Price of Braces

If you think it’s impossible to find affordable braces, think again. 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 Palm Coast accept insurance, various payment plans, and discount drug plans like DentRite. To find the most affordable braces for your child, consult several orthodontists in Palm Coast to see which offer financial options that suit your specific needs.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Palm Coast, call Oceans Dental Group today at (386) 246-7619 or make an appointment.

Oceans Dental Group offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Palm Coast. Our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Oceans Dental Group, 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 Oceans Dental Group.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
The staff was is very professional. I can’t say enough about the doctor she was is awesome.
Bernice W.
I have been going to this dental office for 14 years, and have been very pleased with the dentist and the staff. I would gladly recommend this Dentist office.
James W.
Appointment was on time, office staff friendly and helpful.
Annamay H.
Excellent staff
Kayla A.
I was early for my emergency appointment and they took me in right away. The dental assistant made sure I was comfortable, took an X Ray and explained what she was doing. Dr. Zelinski then explained […]
Adrienne W.
I needed an emergency exam as I was so much in pain, the staff were extremely friendly and helpful, the dentist and assistant were very gentle and understanding, due to my current financial […]
Diarmuid C.
Great place
Amber R.
Personnel are knowledgeable and friendly. Tina put me at ease and Deb at the front desk has a wonderful personality.
Delfina T.
Excellent in all areas.
Raymond C.
Satisfaction with the result of my visit. My dentist is attentive and caring, as well as all the care givers such as hygienist and front desk clerks.
Mireille T.
Pleasant staff and atmosphere. Love the tv in each room. Thank you Wanda and Deb!
Delfina T.
Professionalism, thoroughness of staff. Full disclosure of costs and explanation of insurance coverage.
Aimee B.
The staff is Exceptional and my dentist made me comfortable even though I am a big chicken . She also took the time to explain everything.
Antoinette M.
Dr. Reddy and his assistant Marie were phenomenal.
Anne H.
Communication was understandable and decisive
Michael Y.
They are so warm and relaxed me from my anxiety.
Janet G.
They are so kind and gentle…thank you for your service!
Janet G.
Great staff, bright clean office, treatments were painless, no waiting.
Denise H.
I appreciate the care Dr Z and her team that helped me, Meredith and Tina. They are very gentle, professional, understanding, knowledgeable, informative and know their trade well. Thank you!
Sheryl M.
Denise was fantastic, always hated the dentist until I had her for the cleaning. Very professional and friendly and made the experience enjoyable!
Scott N.
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 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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  • Phone: (386) 246-7619
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