What type of smile do you want for your child? A smile that makes them confident around their peers or a smile that keeps them in the back of the crowd with their head down? Early orthodontic treatment can set your child on a brighter, more confident path.
Sometimes all the early intervention your child’s teeth need is to break a bad habit like thumb sucking. Or Dr. Leiker might recommend braces, expanders, or a retainer. Either way, at an early treatment consultation, Dr. Leiker can design a plan to improve the health and appearance of your child’s jaws and teeth.
At what age should my child see an orthodontist?
You will likely know by your child’s 7th birthday whether or not they need orthodontic treatment. If you’re unsure, call us to schedule a complimentary exam at either of Dr. Leiker’s locations, The Woodlands, TX or Conroe, TX.
What are the risks of waiting too long for orthodontic treatment?
The risk of waiting too long for treatment means many of these issues could require more severe or extensive treatment to correct. And untreated orthodontic problems can mean problems speaking and eating for your child and can negatively affect their appearance.
There are many benefits to early treatment, including:
- Avoiding more serious dental work in the future
- Guiding teeth as they come in
- Breaking any bad oral habits like thumb sucking
- Adjusting your child’s bite
What should I look for in an early treatment orthodontist?
While Dr. Leiker has extensive experience treating patients of all ages, he completed advanced training with Roncone Orthodontics International in special techniques treating children under the age of 10. He is able to address at an early age any skeletal or dental problems your child might have. He uses the Roth Technique to make sure all of your child’s treatments are made with correct jaw alignment in mind.
Protect your child from a future of painful, invasive dental treatment. See an orthodontist and call us today at 832-510-6678 or use our convenient online form to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Leiker.