Herrmann & Desio Family Dentistry
510 N. Washington St, Suite 301, Falls Church, VA 22046

What Parents Need to Know About Braces for Kids

Is your child faced with crooked teeth, badly-spaced teeth, or bite misalignment? Then your child may need braces. Discover all the facts about this advanced dental treatment.

Orthodontics Options

For more than 50 years, braces have been the treatment of choice for children with crooked teeth and poorly-aligned bites. But braces have come a long way from the bulky metal brackets 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, their options include:

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

When to Take Your Child to an Orthodontist

According to experts in family orthodontics, there is no standard age for children to get braces. Instead, this is determined by orthodontists and their prescribed treatment plans. 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 the child evaluated by an orthodontist by age seven since most kids begin treatment between the ages of nine and 14.

The Cost of Care with Braces

Many parents think that braces are very expensive, but the truth is that affordable braces have become a reality. 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 Falls Church accept insurance, various payment plans, and discount drug plans like DentRite. To find the most affordable braces for your child, consult several orthodontists in Falls Church to see which offer financial options that suit your specific needs.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Falls Church, call Herrmann & Desio Family Dentistry today at (703) 988-6938 or make an appointment.

Herrmann & Desio Family Dentistry offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Falls Church. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Herrmann & Desio Family Dentistry, 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 Herrmann & Desio Family Dentistry.

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Patient Reviews
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Andrew P.
This was my first appointment with Dr. desio and I was very happy with his exam and overall care. He was thorough, knowledgeable and had excellent manners. The cleaning I received was the best one […]
Michael F.
I’ve been going here since I graduated from pharmacy school in 2012. Dr. Desio and his staff are kind, caring and extremely professional. I recommend his practice without my highest & fullest […]
Loan C.
My wife and I have been coming to Dr. Herrmann since we moved to the area four years ago. We always have a great experience and have never have to sit in the waiting room. Nicole is wonderful […]
Jacob P.
Wonderful experience. Now i can smile like I want just because of dr Herman . Amazing and friendly staff . Wonderful service. I will recommend everyone to come here .❤️
Savita S.
Dr Herrmann and his staff were wonderful. Easy to make an appointment, friendly staff, and terrific teeth cleaning.
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I highly recommend Herrmann & Desio Family Dentistry. Nicole has been my hygienist for several years, and she is fantastic! She’s very thorough, careful, and most of all friendly and so easy […]
Matthew S.
I am a new client, previous dentist retired so I was looking for some local to Falls Church City. Dr. Herrmann and staff provided a welcoming environment and were very professional and honest. After […]
Donald M.
Dr Herrmann is a very good and kind doctor . His office is a wonderful place for those who dread the dentist . Friendly people and bright pretty office. I have taken my son here also and referred […]
Debra B.
I’ve been coming to see Drs. Hermann and Desio for over 20 years. I continue to make the trip from out of town twice each year, because I know a good thing, when I’ve found it! The entire staff […]
Anonymous
Great service and excellent care.
Akeem F.
Super nice people who work here and they do a great, and thorough job at cleaning your teeth! I strongly recommend this dentist!
Kerri G.
This practice is great from the front desk, to the hygienists, to the Drs. They are as good at listening as they are at explaining things while being professional and kind
Alyson S.
Great practice!! Highly recommend both doctors!!
Krista S.
I have been going to this practice for many years. Everyone on the staff always treats me as an individual, not as just another mouth to clean and check. I feel like the dental care is top-notch, as […]
Susan J.
I have been seeing Dr. Desio and Dr. Herrmann for close to 3 years now. I was so impressed with how thorough they are with the initial exam and every time I have visited since. They are so pleasant […]
Laura B.
Great service! Appointment reminders via text message. Wouldn’t go anywhere else:
MLB T.
Staff is wonderful. Hygienists are friendly and sensitive to your dental needs. Both Herrman and Desio are fantastic. I have been a patient for more than 7 years and have always been happy with […]
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I am a new patient at Hermann and Desio Dental and as embarassing it is to say this, I haven’t had dental work done in a long time. The whole staff was very friendly and made me feel comfortable, […]
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It’s always a pleasure to come to the offices of Hermann & Desio. I LOVE Donna and she always does such a good job. Everyone is so pleasant!
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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 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (703) 988-6938
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