Valley Dental Associates
9199 Reisterstown Road, Suite 206B, Owings Mills, MD 21117

Do Your Kids Need Braces?

Do Your Kids Need Braces?

If your child’s adult teeth have started growing in, you and your family dentist might be noticing some indicators that he or she will need braces later on. Knowing how braces can benefit your child may help you in your decision on whether to invest in them.

Teeth that are crooked, overcrowded or overlapping are usually good candidates for braces. Braces can also help children whose top jaw is larger than the bottom, causing an overbite, or whose lower jaw is larger than their upper, causing an underbite. If your dentist sees some issues with your child’s teeth or jaws as they are growing in, he or she will recommend an orthodontist, a specialist who can determine whether your child does in fact need braces, or whether other corrective devices would be better.

Correcting overbites, underbites and crooked or misaligned teeth can certainly go a long way in terms of your child’s appearance, and ultimately provide an attractive smile. But the benefits of orthodontia can also make it easier for a child to chew food, and may even prevent snoring as well.

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Patient Reviews
Great experience with this office. The staff was really helpful in getting me in on a short notice. Dr. Challagulla is an excellent doctor, very attentive to patient’s needs and concerns. I usually […]
Oksana L.
patient care, as soon as you walk to the check in desk
Lacretia C.
I have already recommended two of my friends to this office. They are very professional and friendly.
Alicia H.
The only dentist office I’ve been to in my life. Everyone is so great and helpful. Very pleasant place.
Loren I.
Awesome! Dr. Gorman is a true professional and very detailed in his work.
Nick H.
Valley Dental Associates has a great staff….they have always been friendly and accommodating to my needs. My first time there was a dental emergency, (I did have an actual first visit appointment […]
Arlene K.
I was in a great deal of pain and was able to be squeezed in imedialty! I have terrible anxiety about having any type of dental work done however, Dr. Gorman always takes the time to explain to me […]
Ashley H.
Very professional and personable service.
Maria E.
The assistant cleaning my teeth was very pleasant and very knowledgeable concerning my teeth problem and how it is affected by my diabetes.
Charles C.
the service was excellent and my Dr have me a pain free experience.
Ashley M.
The staff is very friendly and efficient. I like how the doctors and dental assistants explain each step of the procedures along the way.
Alicia H.
Mathew is terrific
Mark B.
The dental hygienist gave me a thorough cleaning and irrigation of my teeth and also made excellent recommendations.
Paul L.
I was taken on time. The staff was friendly. I have been a patient there for many years.
Linda P.
I’m happy with Dr. Gorman and the staff.
Susan R.
First impression of the office. Friendliness of the staff. Dr. Oppenheim asked me to tell him about myself, relaxing the initial meeting. I was pleased with the exam and feel comfortable with the […]
Cecelia C.
Matthew is the best dental hygienist ever!
Kimberly K.
Jennifer, my hygienist is wonderful! She was so gentle I barely knew she was there lol Great experience!!!
Stephanie J.
I like Dr. Gorman
Elyse S.
The friendly environment and wait time is awesome.
Cameron J.
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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 - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (443) 898-1240
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