Childrens Orthodontist Columbus Ohio

Orthodontic Care for Children

Decades of dedication to Columbus kids

For over 40 years, Dr. James T. Hutta and Dr. J. Lawrence Hutta have provided compassionate orthodontic care for children across central Ohio. Our mission is to set children up for a lifetime of healthy dental habits and confident smiles. We offer a range of orthodontic treatment options for each young patient including Damon Braces and Teen Invisalign® to address your child’s dental needs. From misaligned teeth to problems with speech, it is our privilege to provide care to your children. We love being your pediatric orthodontist!

Children's Orthodontist Columbus, Ohio

Expertise You Can Trust

Drs. Hutta and Hutta are committed to excellent orthodontic care and extraordinary results for children. With over 60 years of combined experience, you can entrust your children and their care to us. Both of our doctors are esteemed medical professionals, members of leading dental association organizations, and award-winning on a national level.

Learn about our doctors Dr. J. Lawrence Hutta, DDS and Dr. James T. Hutta, DDS

A Family Practice for Ohio Families

Founded by our two brother doctors, Hutta & Hutta Orthodontics has always been a family operation. We consider each patient who walks through our office doors to be a member of our smile family.

For us, commitment to kids’ dental health and care is synonymous with commitment to their overall wellbeing. That’s why we make sure our Columbus office feels like home and our orthodontists and staff feel like family. We want you and your child to look forward to coming to our office and to enjoy every moment you spend with our doctors and staff. You’re not just a patient here—you’re a member of our family.

Signs Your Child Should See an Orthodontist

Did you know that the ideal time for children to begin treatment is when they are 7 years old? And, if your child starts showing signs of problems or if your family’s pediatric dentist notices issues, we recommend visiting our office even earlier.

Signs children need to see the orthodontist include:

Losing baby teeth early or late

Struggling to chew or bite food

Thumb sucking

Overcrowded, blocked, or misaligned teeth

Jaw popping or other sounds

Gaps in teeth

It is so important to bring your child in to see us, even if they are very young. By prioritizing dentistry and starting treatment early, we can address minor dental issues in children that would have turned into serious problems had they waited longer to come in and see us.

Dentistry and orthodontic care are crucial aspects of your child’s health and development. We want to ensure that the treatment your child needs works for you and your family financially. To this end, our practice accepts most major credit cards and insurance plans, and we have dedicated staff members ready to assist you with filing claims and addressing any questions. We also offer affordable financing and payment plans.

Signs Your Child Should See an Orthodontist

Treatment Program Options at Our Office

Pediatric Dental Check-Ups

Pediatric Dental Check-Ups

In addition to seeing pediatric dentists regularly, seeing our doctors from a young age can significantly reduce or prevent serious dental issues down the road for children. Even before children are due to start braces, we may notice an issue, like a permanent tooth that’s coming in crooked or general overcrowding. We can make space for a tooth that still needs to come in, align jaws to ease crowding, and more.
Damon Braces

Damon Braces

We believe medical professionals should stay on the cutting edge of advancements, so at our office we only offer the best and most up-to-date technology for children and adults. This is why we only use Damon Braces—a new, clinically proven treatment approach that aligns teeth and enhances facial features. The Damon System is self-ligating, which eliminates the need for elastics or metal “ties” and means your child can achieve their perfect smile without the discomfort of tightening. Your child’s treatment time will also be reduced because the system moves each tooth faster and requires fewer adjustments.

Learn about Damon Technology

Teen Invisalign®

Teen Invisalign®

It is possible for children to get perfect smiles without any brackets or wires—without anyone ever knowing they’ve been in our office! Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to get each tooth into its perfect position and to give your child a radiant smile. We are pleased to offer Teen Invisalign at our office. No need to eliminate foods, worry about prom or homecoming photos, or undergo any uncomfortable tightening.

Learn about Teen Invisalign®

Why invest in orthodontics for your kid?

Why invest in orthodontics for your kid?

A lifetime of smiles starts now

Your dentist will thank you for getting care early and going through our treatment program. Why? An aligned smile isn’t only a confident smile—it’s also easier to clean! In addition to giving children the boost a beautiful grin can provide, improving smiles for children also means less likelihood of cavities and other issues at the dentist as adults.

Other Benefits of Early Dental Treatment

Straightening smiles is only one of the many benefits of investing in early care. Our care for children can also address other pediatric dental issues like misaligned teeth, bites, and jaws, as well as problems with speech.

At Hutta & Hutta, dentistry is not only our occupation and your child is not simply a patient—pediatric dentistry is our passion and every young patient is part of our family.

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We Look Forward to Seeing You

At Hutta & Hutta Orthodontics, you’re more than a patient—you’re a part of our family, and we can’t wait to help you achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of. Reach out today to schedule your complimentary consultation.

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(614) 423-8177

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