Experts say your child should have enough of their adult teeth in to have their first orthodontic exam around the age of 7. With pediatric orthodontics, Dr. Leiker calms your concerns about your child’s teeth by assuring you everything looks fine or by creating a plan for early treatment.
While all orthodontists are trained to see patients of all ages, Dr. Leiker has completed advanced training focused on pediatric orthodontics and that’s children 6 to 10 years old. You and your child are welcome to visit us at our office in The Woodlands & Conroe, TX.
Why does my kid need early early orthodontic treatment?
Overbite, underbite, crowded teeth, crooked teeth, protruding teeth — there are almost as many reasons for why your child might need to see a children’s orthodontist as there are teeth in their mouth! But the major reason is because you’re the type of parent who doesn’t want your child to suffer from damaged self-esteem because they didn’t get the early treatment they so needed. Early treatment can get your child better results and save them from enduring more serious problems later on in life.
Will braces hurt my child?
Braces might be uncomfortable at times, but that’s because braces use pressure to adjust the position of your child’s teeth. You can give your child an over-the-counter pain pill if needed.
If your child has a bracket or wire that’s bothering them, be sure to visit us right away.
You’ll meet our staff and tour our office, and Dr. Leiker will give your child a thorough exam and discuss treatment for any issues he finds. Treatment doesn’t begin right away in all cases; it varies by child.