Get a Head Start on a Beautiful Smile

At Foley Orthodontics, we offer orthodontics for children.

As a parent around Cary, we know you want the best for your child, and that includes healthy teeth and a confident smile.

Dr. Foley and our team will treat your children like his own by giving them the best possible orthodontic care.

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What Is Early Treatment?

Early treatment at Foley Orthodontics may prevent or intercept more serious problems from developing and may make treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated.

In some cases, Dr. Foley will be able to achieve results that may not be possible once the face and jaws have finished growing.

Choosing the Best Time for Treatment

While the age that kids get braces may vary, orthodontic treatment at Foley Orthodontics often begins between 9 and 14, because some orthodontic problems are easier to correct if they’re treated early.


If Dr. John Foley thinks your child will need treatment, he’ll let you know when it will be best to begin treatment. This gives your orthodontist Dr. Foley the best chance to:

  • Guide jaw growth
  • Lower the risk of trauma to protruded front teeth
  • Correct harmful oral habits
  • Improve appearance and self-esteem in your child
  • Guide permanent teeth into a more favorable position
  • Create a more pleasing arrangement of teeth, lips and face

Signs the Bite's Not Right

It's not always easy to tell when your child may need braces or has an orthodontic problem without a trained orthodontist like Dr. John Foley. Even teeth that look straight may be hiding a problem bite.

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Here are some clues that may indicate the need for orthodontic attention at Foley Orthodontics:

  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • Difficulty chewing or biting
  • Breathing through the mouth
  • Thumb-sucking
  • Crowded, misplaced or blocked-out teeth
  • Jaws that are too far forward or back
  • Biting the cheek or biting into the roof of the mouth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Upper and lower teeth that don't meet, or meet in an abnormal way
  • An unbalanced facial appearance
  • Grinding or clenching of the teeth

Learn More at Your Free Consultation

If your child has a dental issue, please contact us by setting up a free consultation at our office in Cary.

We can talk about your child's orthodontic options and Dr. John Foley will create a treatment plan customized to your child's needs, if necessary.

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