Orthodontic Services – Flower Mound, TX
BEAUTIFULLY STRAIGHT SMILES THE EASY WAY
At other pediatric practices, children often have to go elsewhere for orthodontic treatment—which requires more traveling for your family and more time getting used to a brand-new dental team! At KidSmiles Dental and Orthodontics, we're thrilled to offer several of these important services right here in-office! Dr. Kim Rogers is ready to address both simple and complex issues alike, setting your child up for a healthy and beautiful smile for life! Read on to learn more about our available orthodontic services here at our Flower Mound, TX pediatric dental office.
WHY CHOOSE KIDSMILES DENTAL AND ORTHODONTICS FOR ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT?
- Board-Certified Dentist
- Early Interceptive Orthodontics Available
- Clear Aligners Available
TYPES OF ORTHODONTIC TREATMENTS
We offer a wide variety of teeth-straightening options, and we’re happy to help you determine what’s right for your family’s orthodontic needs. These options include:
Perhaps the most comprehensive and affordable orthodontic treatment available, braces allow us to fix multiple issues at the same time. You’re probably very familiar with metal braces, which utilize a system of brackets and wires to slowly move the teeth into their proper positions. They’re able to address crooked, crowded, and gapped teeth, and because they’re fixed in place, they are extremely effective and a low-stress option for parents. And better yet, today’s braces are much smaller and more subtle looking compared to the ones from when you were a child, meaning that your little one won’t have to endure nearly as much discomfort!
Perfect for teens, clear aligners allow patients to straighten their teeth comfortably and discretely. Instead of brackets and wires, your child wears a progressive series of clear plastic aligner trays. They’re practically invisible when worn, plus they can be easily removed whenever it’s time to eat or brush, meaning that patients will hardly have to alter their daily routine to receive an enhanced smile.
PHASE 1 EARLY ORTHODONTICS
Sometimes, usually between the ages of 6 to 9 years old, we recommend an early phase of orthodontic treatment. We can use small oral appliances to guide the development of a child’s mouth so they don’t have as many orthodontic issues later. This can improve their abilities to eat, speak, and even breathe! We also have appliances that can put a stop to potentially harmful habits like thumb/finger sucking, which have the potential to lead to bigger orthodontic problems down the road.
ALL AGES WELCOME
Our range of orthodontic services can be tailored for children both young and old, starting at around age 6 until age 18 or so. Traditional braces are usually most suitable for younger children, while clear aligners are often preferred by teens. This means that as a parent, you can trust that we’re able to straighten your child’s teeth no matter their stage of development, ensuring that a future beautiful smile is guaranteed!
LIFE WITH BRACES
After your child has received their braces, they’ll need to see us for progress checks every 4 to 6 weeks. To help things progress smoothly, your child should avoid eating any foods that could damage their brackets or wires, such as particularly hard, sticky, or crunchy foods. But if a bracket, rubber band, or wire becomes compromised or damaged, you can always contact us to schedule a fast repair to correct the issue.