Benefits of early treatment
Most orthodontists suggest that your child come in for an orthodontic evaluation around age 7. A pediatric orthodontist will note which teeth your child has lost and any concerns that may arise, such as teeth overcrowding or difficulty breathing and talking. After this consultation, they can begin early interceptive treatment if necessary.
In orthodontic work, the earlier treatment can start, the better. When we fix the jaw and teeth while the jaw is still growing, treatment will take much less time and be permanent by adulthood. If you notice your child exhibiting behaviors like thumb sucking, crooked teeth or avoiding eating due to mouth pain, it’s time to take a trip to Hanigan & Johnson Orthodontics.
Braces are the most common solution for fixing a range of orthodontic issues. Our braces come in metal and clear options and many kids like to style their braces with colorful elastics.
Clear aligners are another alternative to metal braces. Clear aligners for kids are invisible and removable, helping to move your child’s teeth into place.
Expanders help widen the upper jaw. These are applied behind the top row of teeth, and the apply pressure on the molars that force the jaw to expand outward as your child grows.
Forsus can eliminate the need for jaw surgery or other extensive treatments. It connects to braces and the tools work together to realign the mouth and jaw.
Spacers help push teeth crowded apart.
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At Hanigan & Johnson Orthodontics, all of our orthodontists have extensive experience in working with children and pediatrics. We’ll do everything we can to ensure your child has a comfortable experience that encourages them to come back if and when further treatment is required.
Connect with any of our four convenient offices in Tomball, Magnolia, or Woodforest now to learn more about our offerings or set up your free consultation today.