Braces, Books & Buses

Our complimentary Braces, Books & Buses service is available for Arlington High School in Lagrangeville, NY and Union Vale Middle School in Lagrangeville, NY.

Braces, Books & Buses is a complimentary service offered to our patients that attend Union Vale Middle School and Arlington High School in Lagrangeville, NY.

Braces, Books & Buses Service: The ultimate convenience for busy parents!

  • Take the school bus from Arlington High School or Union Vale Middle School to our office on the day of your appointment.
  • Use our Homework Room where we provide a supervised, quiet space to work.
  • We will provide a Homework Helper and resource materials while the patient waits for their appointment and for parents to pick them up.

What is the right age to get braces?

The right time to start full braces is not based on age, but rather the dental stage a patient is in, and the treatment they require. For patients who do not require a Phase I treatment (also known as early intervention), braces are usually indicated once all of the permanent teeth have fully erupted. On occasion, it may be necessary to begin treatment while there are still only a few baby teeth remaining. It is usually beneficial to have braces while the child is still growing, as the orthodontist can help to guide the jaw growth with braces, optimizing the results. That being said, no one is ever “too old” for braces; as long as your teeth and gums are in good health, anyone is a candidate for braces.


What is the right time to bring your child to the orthodontist?

Typically, once the child’s 6-year molars have completely erupted (usually age 7 or 8), it is a good idea to see an orthodontist for a consultation. The majority of children will not require treatment at this age, but it is important to screen early, as for approximately 10% of the population, early treatment is very beneficial. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends all children get a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7.


About Dutchess Orthodontics

Dutchess Orthodontics has provided the highest quality orthodontic care for over 10 years to its patients in Hopewell Junction, Lagrangeville, Wappingers Falls, Fishkill, Pleasant Valley, Poughkeepsie, Beacon, Highland and throughout the entire Dutchess County area.

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