Give Your Child the Smile They Deserve at Highland Park Orthodontics
With two-phase orthodontic treatment, our children’s orthodontist in Dallas, TX, can both straighten your child’s teeth and align their jaw with little to no invasive treatment. It works by guiding your child’s growth before the jaw has fully developed, thus ensuring a healthy and aesthetic smile.
Children aged seven and older who are experiencing issues such as teeth crowding or a misaligned jaw are candidates for early orthodontic treatment. Because children grow rapidly, directing the alignment of the upper and lower jaws is easier than trying to correct a jaw after it is already grown. Early treatment establishes a good foundation that provides adequate room for your child’s permanent teeth.
Our children’s orthodontist in Dallas, TX, supervises the two-phase orthodontic treatment to potentially prevent both the later removal of permanent teeth to correct overcrowding, and surgical procedures to correct upper and lower jaw alignment.
Our Children’s Orthodontist in Dallas, TX, Creates a Harmonious Smile in Two Phases
The first phase of treatment focuses on developing the jaw size to accommodate all the permanent teeth and to align the upper and lower jaws. Certain appliances, determined on a case-by-case basis, will be used by our children’s orthodontist in Dallas, TX, to accomplish this, creating enough room for permanent teeth to grow.
The second phase will begin after the resting period, or when all permanent teeth have erupted, and typically requires wearing braces for up to two years. Retainers are then worn to ensure lasting results. The end result is each tooth having an exact location in the mouth in congruity with the lips, cheeks, tongue, and other teeth. When this harmony is established, the teeth will function together properly.
Schedule Your FREE Highland Park Orthodontics Smile Analysis & Learn More About Our Children’s Orthodontist in Dallas, TX
To learn more about treatment options available at Highland Park Orthodontics, schedule your complimentary Highland Park Orthodontics Smile Analysis. Your assessment includes a complete exam, digital x-rays, a tour of our state-of-the-art orthodontic office, and an in-depth personal consultation with Dr. Lyotard – a $250 value, yours free! Call 214.361.6644 or click here for your appointment today!