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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
First time receiving care from that dentist. I’m impressed. . . he was awesome!
Wyona C.
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 […]
Arlene K.
Very pleasant customer service from the time of appointment to check out
Melissa G.
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.
Great service no wait time.
Caesar C.
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.
I’ve been coming to Dr. Gorman for over 20 years and have always received excellent care. He listens and takes my best interest of my visits.
Yvonne W.
Mathew is terrific
Mark B.
Excellent prompt and responsive
Gary G.
It was the most thourough dental examination I have ever had. Everyone has a great bedside manner.
Michelle C.
Just went for a hygienist appointment. I had the best visit! No cavities and my teeth feel great. The staff is very friendly and helpful.
Joanne P.
I am very satisfied with the service I receive. Always courteous and conscientious of my dental care.
Ray H.
Very good hygienest
Gary G.
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.
Very happy with the assistance and advice I received.
Eric W.
Everyone is so nice. The hygienist I had (Matt) was very patient with me, and cleaned my teeth gently. He was very personable. Dr. Gorman is always friendly, knows I don’t care to come to […]
Michele S.
Awesome! Dr. Gorman is a true professional and very detailed in his work.
Nick H.
The staff is very friendly and the office is very clean. I had a root canal done and the pain level was about slim to none. Dr. Oppenheim is the best!!!
Denise D.
High level of competence of Dr. Gorman and staff; caring manner and professional interactions.
Leslie G.
Excellent service, from front desk to the dental chair.
Lacretia C.
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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 - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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  • Phone: (443) 898-1240
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