When you choose a dentist to trust with your oral care, you look for a combination of things. Obviously, you want someone who is technically qualified and up to date on the latest technology, but you also want someone who is compassionate and cares about people.
With Dr. Brad Leiker, of Leiker Orthodontics in The Woodlands, TX, you get all of that. Dr. Leiker has been trained on some of the most advanced dental technology available through intensive courses.
Treating children with the best orthodontic procedures available is very important to him. The earlier he sees a child, the better able he is to correct issues.
Dr. Leiker has complete the Invisalign® Masters Program. This is a training program that orthodontic specialists take to enhance their skills in the diagnosis and treatment of issues that can be fixed using Invisalign clear aligners. They learn step-by-step how to diagnose, plan, and treat any malocclusion using Invisalign techniques.
Dr. Leiker also completed a two-year advanced training course at The Roth/Williams Center for Functional Occlusion that teaches The ROTH technique. Most orthodontic treatments don’t address how the teeth fit and function together (called functional occlusion), when treatment is being planned. By using the ROTH technique, Dr. Leiker can ensure that not only is your smile straight, but that your teeth fit together properly and your teeth, gums, and bones have the healthiest environment possible.
Training Specific to Children
Dr. Leiker also has advanced training in orthodontic care for children. This gives him the ability to correct developing skeletal and functional problems in children. He can detect and correct issues before your child has undergone the majority of her growth. Some of the problems he can correct include skeletal discrepancies, teeth overcrowding, airway problems, and bite issues that have been caused by thumb-sucking.
Expertise In Lingual Braces
Dr. Leiker is the leading lingual braces orthodontist in Montgomery County. Lingual braces are placed behind the teeth instead of in front. They’re a great cosmetic alternative for people who want straight teeth but don’t want people seeing them with a mouthful of braces.
For lingual braces, Dr. Leiker takes an impression of your teeth, then sends it to a dental laboratory where customized brackets are created. When he has the braces, he uses a specific process to cement the braces onto the back surfaces of your teeth.
Lingual braces work like traditional braces in that they apply gentle yet continuous pressure on the teeth to help them slowly shift into proper position. Depending on the severity of the problem the braces are correcting, the treatment can take anywhere from 18-36 months.
Dr. Leiker has gained a lot of joy from serving The Woodlands, TX community for more than 20 years. He decided to give back by starting a scholarship program for Conroe Independent School District junior high students who are in need of orthodontic treatment.
Every year he provides 14 deserving junior high students with free braces. The Leiker Orthodontics scholarships are available for two students at each junior high school in the Conroe Independent School District, which includes:
So far, he has given out 38 scholarships!
Come Meet Dr. Leiker
Call Leiker Orthodontics today to schedule a consultation for you or a member of your family. You can reach us at our office in The Woodlands or our office in Conroe by calling 832-510-6678. You can also use our convenient online form to contact us.
Let Dr. Leiker use his expertise and his compassion to find the right solution for any issues you might be having with your smile or bite.