Preventive Orthodontics Ia

Searching for a pediatric orthodontist in Coralville and Iowa City, IA? You’ve come to the right place! Dr. Mergen is accepting new patients and offers expert orthodontic care for children.

We evaluate malalignments of the teeth that are common in children, offer adjustments to correct any bite issues, and follow through with Invisalign® First™ or braces when your child is ready. Our team also uses kid-friendly language to make your child’s visit as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

When Should My Child See an Orthodontist?

Ideally, we like to start interceptive orthodontic treatments between the ages of 6 and 9. This ensures that there’s enough space for permanent teeth to erupt and helps prevent future issues such as sleep apnea.

What Are Common Orthodontic Issues?

Early orthodontic treatment is essential if you suspect your child has issues with the alignment of their teeth and bite. The sooner your child starts preventive orthodontics, the easier it’ll be for Dr. Mergen to stop issues before they start.

Children frequently have alignment issues, such as:

  • Underbites
  • Overbites
  • Crossbites
  • Crooked teeth
  • Extra teeth that interfere with the bite
  • Jaw growth problems or crowded teeth

What Are the Benefits of Preventive Orthodontics?

Dr. Mergen is one of the few pediatric orthodontists in Eastern Iowa that offers early evaluation and prevention. Early orthodontics often results in fewer future treatments, less time spent in our office, lower costs, and better results.

For early orthodontic treatment, we often recommend convenient options such as Invisalign. Clear aligners make treatment easy for your child, often eliminating the need for bulky appliances like headgear, expanders, and spacers.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We’re so confident your child will love their experience at Mergen Orthodontics, we back it up with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you are less than satisfied with the care your child receives from our team, simply let us know and we’ll do what it takes to make it right. It’s our promise to you!

Request a Free Smile Assessment

At Mergen Orthodontics, we offer 5-star patient care which starts with a complimentary exam. During your child’s free smile assessment, our team will be happy to answer all your questions about our orthodontic treatments, offices, flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us!

Your child’s first appointment includes the following:

  • Office tour
  • Complimentary snack and beverage
  • Thorough exam
  • Digital X-rays
  • 3D digital imaging of the teeth
  • In-depth consultation

A $567 Value—At No Cost to You!

Book a Consultation with Dr. Mergen

Our orthodontist in Iowa City and Coralville, IA, is accepting new patients. To book a free smile assessment with Dr. Mergen, please call our Iowa City office at (319) 688-0800 or our Coralville office at (319) 626-2142. You may also request an appointment online.

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