How will I know if my child needs braces?

How to Know if Child Needs Braces | Temple TX OrthodonticsIf you bring your child to our Temple, TX dental office, you won’t have to wonder about whether or not your child needs orthodontics. As your child grows, Dr. Richard Leung will carefully monitor the development of their teeth and jaw. He will let you know immediately if he finds any orthodontic problems that need to be addressed.

At Temple Dental Trails, we agree with the American Association of Orthodontists’ suggestion of scheduling an orthodontic evaluation as soon as we see any sign of orthodontic problems but no later than age seven. By this age, children usually have their first permanent molars and incisors, allowing us to evaluate crowding, misalignment, and bite problems. Early treatment ensures the best results with the least amount of time and expense.

What if I am worried about the appearance of braces?

If we determine that braces are necessary, you don’t have to worry about your child dealing with a mouth full of metal braces. You’ll be happy to know that the days of heavy metal braces and headgear are long gone! Amazing advances in children’s orthodontics have resulted in many new types of braces that look better and feel lighter than traditional braces.

The thought of orthodontics for your child can be a little overwhelming. But the children’s orthodontic team at our Temple, TX dental office will gladly guide you through the process, answer your questions, and help you make the decision that’s best for your child.

If you think your child may need braces or simply want to stay a step ahead of any orthodontic problems, please call our office to arrange an appointment.