Early Orthodontic Treatment

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Children are our specialty, and we want to protect their smiles!

Early orthodontic treatment and proper dental hygiene habits are the best prevention you can give your children. Everything from overbites, crowding, thumb sucking, pacifiers, and baby bottles can cause problems with your children’s teeth.

We want to give your children the care, expertise, knowledge, and our years of experience to ensure their dental visits are pleasant, positive, and enlightening. We love healthy-bright smiles!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Our Early Orthodontic Treatment Includes

We believe that prevention is key to a lifetime of healthy smiles. It is our goal to introduce good healthy habits while some baby teeth are still present. During your visits, we will monitor the oral dental development to determine when will your child benefit from an “early”, also called “interceptive”, orthodontic treatment.

Early diagnosis and successful treatment of bad bites can have both short and long term benefits.
What we evaluate during your child’s oral development:

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Harmful habits such as thumb sucking, pacifier, bottle usage, and tongue thrusting among others.

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Malocclusion or imperfect positioning of the teeth when the jaws are closed.

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Very crowded teeth, excessively spaced teeth, and extra or missing teeth.

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Esthetics improvements of bite that will benefit the self-image and emotional development of the child.

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Craniofacial configuration and growth.

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Intensity, frequency, and duration of harmful habits.

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Our Process

Our goal is to keep your child’s smile healthy and bright for life. During every dental visit we evaluate the growth and development of your child’s bite. We will take x-rays and through observation we will determine if early orthodontic treatment is recommended for your child.

If early orthodontic treatment is suggested, we will proceed to take orthodontic records and continue with a plan to assist in the correction of your child’s bite.

Why Choose Us

We love children, and our practice takes your children’s dental care to heart.

With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Febres knows and believes that early diagnosis of detrimental dental habits can have a high impact on your child’s oral development into adulthood. We are dedicated to your child’s smile every step of the way.

Our goal is to give them a place for fun, play, and discovery while receiving the best early orthodontic dental treatment we can provide. To us, you are family, and we will treat your child as one of our very own.

FAQs

What do I do if my child has an overbite?
If your child has an overbite due to thumb sucking, pacifier, or even baby bottles, we recommend a dental checkup to explore what is going on to begin correcting the problem. If you would like to request an appointment, please call 281-597-0404. We would love to talk to you about your children’s dental needs.
What types of toothpaste should I use for my child?
There are different toothpastes that focus on different things. Everything from sensitivity to whitening. Your child is unique and might require different toothpaste than other children. If you would like to request an appointment, please call 281-597-0404. We would love to talk to you about your children’s dental needs.
How often should I bring my child to the Dentist?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry™ recommends visiting a dentist twice a year for good dental health. If your child is having pain or discomfort, we recommend getting you to see the dentist as soon as possible. If you would like to request an appointment, please call 281-597-0404. We would love to talk to you about your children’s dental needs.

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