Orthodontics for children

The American Association of Orthodontists suggest that a child should have orthodontic evaluation at 6-7 years of age. At that age, we normally just observe your child during growth and transition of teeth, and we make sure that everything is developing normally. There are some dental or skeletal issues that need to be identified and treated early such as underbites, crossbite and crowded or severly misplaced teeth.

Invisible Braces Vs. Metal braces

  • We enjoy working with children and are pleased to offer a number of orthodontic options that minimize the appearance of having orthodontic treatment such as clear (ceramic) braces, lingual braces (incognito), Invisalign and orthoclear.
  • Dr. Pancko will not only give you the beautiful smile you want but will also position your teeth and smile in the optimal position relative to your face for a youthful and esthetic appearance.
  • Early intervention may avoid the need for extractions of permanent teeth, to prevent damage to the teeth and surrounding tissues, to guide jaw growth, create more space for crowded teeth and to prevent facial assymetries and jaw joint pain.


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  • It was a very wonderful experience. They are all very kind and keep you informed throughout the process. Thank you again Ariana for your care in getting my braces on. Looking forward to seeing the process on my teeth and getting them where they need to be. I truly appreciate the excellent service and care!!! The office is extremely clean for the safety of everyone. I highly recommend Wilmington Orthodontic Center.
  • I can’t complaint. Really nice staff, organized and clean place. Dr explain to me everything and answer all my question about my daughter procedure and plan.
  • My kids Dentist Dr. Copes recommendation to Dr. Panko was great. The office is clean and the staff is great and friendly. The staff is always willing to help if there was an issue. Dr. Panko is great she made the experience easy for me and my two girls
  • The staff are very professional and takes good care of you, they try their best to do whatever they can do to make sure you walk out of their office very happy and pleased. I would recommend a lot of people to chance this out you will never be disappointed with nothing even if you are coming to get looked at you will be happy.
  • very friendly! i’ve had a wonderful experience here 😀


It is our mission to provide you with affordable, high-quality orthodontic treatment that fits your budget! We offer a variety of payment options to meet your needs. For the convenience of our patients, we accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

We also offer in-house financing and third-party financing through CareCredit to help make your orthodontic treatment more affordable.

We thoroughly explain your options, so that we can accommodate your needs.


If your insurance covers orthodontic treatment, you will receive the benefit of reduced personal costs. Many insurance policies have a lifetime orthodontic benefit that is distinct from regular dental insurance. Remember that insurance policies vary, and we will review your insurance to determine the appropriate course of action.

We accept all major insurances. We are a preferred provider for MetLife, Delta Dental and Cigna DNSP. Once orthodontic treatment has started, we will file your claims.

To help us with your insurance filing, please complete the insurance questions on our questionnaire.

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We are happy to answer any Orthodontic Treatments questions.