Family Orthodontics

Are you looking for an orthodontist in Jacksonville that can serve everyone in your family? Rice Orthodontics offers exceptional orthodontic and preventive care to children, teens and adults. With regular orthodontic care, Dr. Rice can create a natural, healthy smile for the entire family.

Children's Treatments

At Rice Orthodontics, we recommend that a child receive their first orthodontic screening by age 7 to ensure that we can correct potential problems before they become more serious. We will create a personalized treatment plan for your child's specific needs and ensure that his/her treatment enables healthy growth and development while the adult teeth come in.

Early orthodontic treatment varies between patients but may include removable or fixed appliances that can provide more room for crowded or erupting teeth. It can also preserve space for unerupted teeth while reducing the possibility of tooth extraction and overall treatment time for your child in braces.

To find out if your child is a candidate for early interceptive treatment, contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation. You may also schedule an appointment using our online form.

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Teen Treatment

The most common time for active orthodontic treatment is between the ages of 11 and 15, and for good reasons. By this age, most, if not all, of the permanent teeth have erupted and are in place.

This allows for easy detection and effective treatment planning for crooked teeth, gaps, bad bites, and other alignment issues.

Teens are growing rapidly, and orthodontists can usually take advantage of these growth spurts to help shape the bite and teeth correctly. In addition, this age group tends to have a high metabolism, which can help shorten overall treatment time and reduce any discomfort of orthodontic treatment.

Rice Orthodontics is experienced in treating adolescent patients and developing a strong relationship with both the patient and the parents. Feel free to contact us with any questions and to schedule a free consultation.

Adult Treatments

Braces aren't just for kids anymore! Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy.

Rice Orthodontics treats many adults, and we offer a variety of treatment options for adults, such as metal braces, translucent braces and Incognito Hidden BracesĀ®. Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can have many benefits, including:

  • Dramatically improving your personal appearance and self-esteem
  • Improving the health of your teeth and gums
  • Helping prevent gum and bone loss, tooth decay, or abnormal wear of the tooth enamel / surface
  • Potentially relieving some headaches and jaw joint pain (TMJ/TMD)

Feel free to contact us with any questions about adult treatment and to schedule a free consultation.

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