(703) 542-6336       25401 Eastern Market Place Plaza, Suite 100, Chantilly, VA 20152

Pediatric Orthodontist in Chantilly & South Riding

Orthodontics for Children

We pride ourselves on creating a kid friendly, welcoming environment and enjoy getting to know each of our patients. We specialize in helping kids develop a healthy smile with treatments that address over crowding, crooked teeth and bite misalignment.

Our goal is make high quality orthodontic care available, affordable and stress-free for our community here in South Riding and Chantilly, VA. Feel free to contact us with any questions regarding treatment and financing options. We’d love to hear from you!

A young patient shows off his spider man face paint.
Doctor Omar and her staff pose in Christmas sweaters for the holidays.
A young patient dresses in a feather boa and fake mustache to celebrate completing her braces treatment.

Common Dental Issues for Kids

As a well-established pediatric orthodontist, Dr. Anisa has extensive experience in treating a myriad of dental issues. Some of the most common dental problems we see in our clinic are as follows:

Malocclusions

A malocclusion occurs when the upper and lower teeth are not able to properly meet and form a healthy bite. We treat all types of malocclusions including overbite, underbite, crossbite and more.

Crowded Teeth

Tooth crowding often occurs when there isn’t enough space in the jaw to accommodate all of the teeth coming in, causing the teeth to overlap and protrude in irregular patterns.

Teeth Grinding

Tooth grinding is a common problem that often results in damaged teeth, headaches and jaw pain. Luckily, orthodontics treatments such as braces and mouth guards can help in addition to a few simple lifestyle changes.

Not sure if your child needs orthodontic care? See our post on the 7 signs that your child needs braces sooner rather than later and feel free to contact us with any questions!

Benefits of Children’s Orthodontics

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child receive their first orthodontic screening by the age of seven. Why such a specific age? This age represents a key transitionary point between your child’s first set of teeth and their permanent teeth.

By the age of 7, your child should have enough adult teeth to allow for a proper assessment of tooth and jaw development. At the same time, this age represents a point at which bone structures have yet to settle into a more permanent arrangement. This continued growth offers the perfect opportunity to gently guide erupting teeth into alignment, ensure symmetrical jaw development and address any small issues before the become more significant problems.

The Benefits of Early Treatment:

  • Provide more room for crowded erupting teeth
  • Promote facial symmetry by guiding jaw development and bone growth
  • Reduce the need for tooth extraction
  • Reduce the overall treatment time & overall cost
  • Prevent the development of chronic problems that arise from misaligned teeth

Whether your child would benefit from braces, orthodontic appliances or palatal expanders, early treatment can make all the difference.

Your Child’s First Visit to the Orthodontist

On your first scheduled appointment, Dr. Anisa Omar will meet with you and your child to talk about your concerns and perform an evaluation of your child’s orthodontic needs. If orthodontic treatment is needed, our team will work with you to set up an affordable treatment plan that works with your schedule and lifestyle. 

Our goal is to make quality orthodontic care available to all our community members in South Riding and Chantilly. That’s why we accept cash, credit card, check and we also network with all PPO insurance companies.

To learn more about treatment options, call our Chantilly office at 703-542-6336 or schedule an orthodontic appointment online!

Best Kids Orthodontist in Chantilly

We aim to provide the best children’s orthodontic care in Chantilly.
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T M Bowman
June 17, 2024

We absolutely couldn’t have selected a better team for our son’s braces. I spent quite some time researching and comparing different companies. Everything from price, speed of getting an appointment, their treatment strategy and bedside manner of the provider. They have been amazing to work with and we will continue to recommend them to our friends and family.

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Max Ahiakpo
May 3, 2024

Best Orthodontist almost like family to me and my family, professional, and caring Shoutout Dr.Omar and all her assistance throughout the years!

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Sherwin Thwaites
December 6, 2023

Dr. Omar and her team are phenomenal! Over my 2.5-year braces journey, the warmth of the office atmosphere and the outstanding care make it feel like a second home. Dr. Omar is truly the best – her expertise and the genuine sense of being treated like family set this orthodontic practice apart. Highly recommend for all your orthodontic needs!