Polifko & Dvorak
2010 Opitz Boulevard, # D, Woodbridge, VA 22191

The Straight Truth About Braces for Kids

Braces remain the most common way to straighten a child’s teeth and fix their poorly-aligned bite. Find out about this treatment that can save your child’s smile.

An Overview of Orthodontics

For decades, braces have been worn by kids and they continue to be very popular. But forget about the days when the only option was the bulky braces 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, the options open to them include:

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

How to Tell When It’s Time to See an Orthodontist

There’s no precise age or time when children need braces. According to experts in family orthodontics, it’s actually up to the orthodontist and the child’s dental concerns. 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 their child evaluated by an orthodontist by age seven since most kids begin treatment between the ages of nine and 14.

The Price of Braces

If you think it’s impossible to find affordable braces, think again. 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 Woodbridge accept insurance, various payment plans, and discount drug plans like DentRite. To find the most affordable braces for your child, consult several orthodontists in Woodbridge to see which offer financial options that suit your specific needs.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Woodbridge, call Polifko & Dvorak today at (703) 595-2887 or make an appointment.

Polifko & Dvorak offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Woodbridge. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Polifko & Dvorak, 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 Polifko & Dvorak.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Dr. Dvorak is simply the best dentist I’ve had in my life. As we came in and out of Woodbridge with our military moves, we immediately made our appointments here. Great friendly, very […]
Bill
Dr. Dvorak is the best! Any questions I have are always answered, and I always leave feeling confident that they fixed any problem I may have had. The office is very easy to locate, no trouble findi […]
Michelle
Dr. Suah is gentle and thorough. I went in for routine work & for Invisalign. I had a I wonderful experience from the minute I walked in until the moment I walked out. Specifically, I was blown […]
Dianna S.
I recently had a filling done by Dr. Suah. It was my first filling and I was really nervous but the doctor made me feel very comfortable. A completely painless experience.
Rocco M.
We have been going to Dr. Polifko for 45 years. I just love him and Karen his assistant. They are very professional and personable. I highly recommend them.
Debbie R.
Dr. Polifko and Karen did a fantastic job with my dental work and were amazingly friendly.
Mindofthequill
Dr Dvorak in particular is an excellent dentist. Our family has been taken care of by her practice for some years now and we are quite happy.
Eugene W.
Dr. Dvorak is amazing! Great care from a wonderful person.
Meagan R.
Love this place, very friendly and professional. Dr. Polifko and Karen are great!
AJ V.
I really miss Dr. Dvorak!! But, I really did enjoy meeting Dr. Suah. She is very pleasant and thorough and look forward to continuing my dental care with her. Her assistant Lisa is awesome!! […]
Christine W.
Wonderful Family dental care !!
Lisa M.
Dr. Suah is wonderful. She listens to your concerns and works to find the best treatment for you. She explains your options thoroughly and during the procedure she tells you what’s she is doing […]
Harvey B.
This place is wonderful, the doctors and staff are all fantastic!
Bryan G.
I love this office! Dr. Polifko makes coming to the dentist painless! Love my assistant Karen!!! They make coming to the dentist enjoyable!!
Carol A.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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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 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (703) 595-2887
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