Children’s Orthodontics in Broadway, VA

Aligning Beautiful, Healthy Smiles

Unlocking beautiful, confident smiles is our specialty at Broadway Dentistry. Dr. Jared Kneib in Broadway, VA, leads a team that employs the latest techniques and technologies to correctly align teeth and jaw positioning. We recognize that orthodontic treatment can be scary for young patients, so we make your child’s experience a priority. From the initial evaluation through the completion of treatment, we take a meticulous, individualized approach. Our process involves thorough assessments, carefully developed treatment plans, and a patient-centered philosophy that ensures ideal clinical outcomes while making your child’s comfort a top concern.


To learn more about how you can help your little one fix their smile, call our Broadway office at (540) 896-8151.

Common Orthodontic Issues in Children

Many children face orthodontic issues that can affect their dental health and self-confidence. Some of the most common problems include:


  • Crowded Teeth: When there’s insufficient space in the jaw, teeth can become crooked or overlap.
  • Misaligned Jaws: If the upper and lower jaws don’t line up properly, it can cause bite problems.
  • Protruding Teeth: Teeth that stick out too far can cause the lips to protrude and affect a child’s appearance.
  • Spacing Issues: Gaps or spaces between teeth can occur due to tooth size discrepancies or jaw development.
  • Thumb-sucking and Tongue-thrusting Habits: These habits can push teeth out of alignment over time.


At Broadway Dentistry in Broadway, VA, Dr. Kneib carefully evaluates each child’s unique situation to recommend the most appropriate treatment plan.

Types of Orthodontic Treatments

Depending on the severity and nature of the orthodontic issue, Dr. Kneib may recommend one of the following treatments:


Traditional metal braces: These tried-and-true appliances use brackets and wires to gradually shift teeth into proper alignment.

Clear ceramic braces: Similar to traditional braces, but with clear or tooth-colored brackets for a more discreet appearance.

Lingual braces: These braces are attached to the back of the teeth, making them virtually invisible from the front.

Clear aligners: Removable, transparent plastic trays that gently move teeth into position over time.

No matter the treatment method, Dr. Kneib and his team prioritize patient comfort and effective results.


Benefits of Early Orthodontic Treatment

While some orthodontic issues can be treated later in life, many experts recommend starting treatment at an early age. Early intervention offers several benefits, including:


  • Guiding jaw growth: Orthodontic appliances can help guide jaw development, reducing the need for more extensive treatment later on.
  • Creating space: Early treatment can create enough space for permanent teeth to erupt properly, preventing crowding.
  • Improving function: Correcting bite issues early can improve chewing, speaking, and breathing functions.
  • Boosting confidence: Treating orthodontic problems early can help children feel more confident about their smiles.


Dr. Kneib recommends bringing children in for an orthodontic evaluation around the age of seven to identify and address potential issues early.

Preparing Your Child for Orthodontic Treatment

Starting orthodontic treatment can be an exciting yet daunting experience for children. Dr. Kneib works to make the process as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Here are some tips for preparing your child:


  • Explain the process: Help your child understand why they need orthodontic treatment and what to expect during the process.
  • Address concerns: Listen to your child’s worries or fears and address them with empathy and reassurance.
  • Emphasize the benefits: Remind your child that the temporary inconvenience will lead to a beautiful, healthy smile they can be proud of.
  • Make it fun: Allow your child to pick out fun colors or designs for their brackets or aligners, making the experience more enjoyable.
  • Offer rewards: Celebrate milestones with small rewards or special treats to encourage cooperation and compliance.


With the right preparation and support, your child can embrace their orthodontic journey with confidence and excitement.

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Broadway Dentistry

109 N Main St.
Broadway, VA 22815

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