The Importance of Early Intervention Orthodontics

Early intervention in orthodontics is pivotal in identifying and addressing dental and facial development problems before they become more complex. By evaluating a child’s oral health early, potential issues like misalignment, overcrowding, or improper jaw growth can be intercepted and treated effectively. This proactive approach facilitates a healthier development of the teeth and jaws and minimizes the need for more invasive treatments later in life. We recommend early assessments to ensure each child achieves a balanced, functional, and aesthetically pleasing smile that lasts a lifetime.

HealthyStart System

The HealthyStart System represents a groundbreaking approach in early orthodontic treatment, focusing on the natural development of children’s teeth and jaw. This non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical solution targets the root causes of dental issues from an early age, using a series of soft, comfortable dental appliances. HealthyStart facilitates the proper alignment of teeth and addresses breathing issues, promoting healthier sleep patterns. By guiding the growth of dental structures in young patients, HealthyStart lays the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles, reducing the need for more invasive treatments in the future.

Myobrace: A No-Braces Approach to Teeth Straightening

Myobrace offers an innovative, brace-free solution to teeth straightening that addresses the underlying causes of crooked teeth. This treatment utilizes a series of removable dental appliances that correct poor oral habits, often the root cause of misaligned teeth. Ideal for children and young adolescents, Myobrace effectively guides jaw and teeth alignment development, promoting natural growth. The treatment aims to straighten teeth, enhance facial development, and improve oral health, making it a comprehensive alternative to traditional braces.

Comprehensive Orthodontic Solutions for Children

Every child’s dental needs are unique, so we offer a comprehensive suite of orthodontic solutions tailored to each young patient. Our approach combines the innovative HealthyStart and Myobrace systems with traditional orthodontic treatments, ensuring we can effectively address a wide range of dental issues. By evaluating each child’s needs, we develop a personalized treatment plan that promotes optimal dental health, proper jaw development, and a beautiful, healthy smile.

Why Choose Us for Your Child’s Orthodontic Care

Choosing our experienced team for your child’s orthodontic care means opting for a practice that prioritizes personalized, advanced, and compassionate treatment. Our dedicated team leverages the latest dental technology and techniques to ensure your child receives the highest quality care. We are committed to creating a warm, welcoming environment where every child feels comfortable and supported throughout their orthodontic journey. Our focus on education, prevention, and innovative treatment solutions makes us the ideal choice for parents seeking the best dental health and well-being for your child.


The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first orthodontic evaluation by age 7. This early assessment allows us to identify potential issues and determine the best time to begin treatment.

HealthyStart and Myobrace address the underlying causes of misaligned teeth and jaw development without using metal brackets or wires. They are designed to guide teeth’ natural growth and alignment by correcting poor oral habits.

Coverage can vary depending on your insurance plan. We recommend consulting with your insurance provider to understand your benefits. Our office can also assist with insurance queries and provide payment plan options.

Schedule Your Child’s Orthodontic Consultation Today

Is your child ready for a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles? At Lawson Dentistry, located in Urbandale, IA, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality orthodontic care tailored to the unique needs of each child. Schedule a consultation today to learn how our comprehensive orthodontic solutions, including the innovative HealthyStart and Myobrace systems, can benefit your child. Contact us at (515) 278-4366. Let’s embark on this journey to a brighter smile together!