Not every child will need braces. That said, young teeth and jaws require special attention when they’re not developing properly. Leading orthodontic associations recommend that you have your child assessed for orthodontic issues by the age of seven. That way you’ll know if orthodontia is in their future. If it is, the good news is that you may be able to help them avoid more complex treatment later with proven techniques. Not to mention social, developmental, and quality of life issues in the meantime. Led by acclaimed orthodontist Dr. Bart Miller, we’re your home for early orthodontics in Rockwall and Canton, TX.
The benefits of early orthodontics
Your child's teeth deserve a specialist
Practicing as an orthodontist in his hometown of Rockwall for nearly 20 years, Dr. Miller has had the pleasure of putting healthy smiles on the faces of many generations of local families. He specializes in straight teeth and comfortable, natural jaw functioning. During a two-year residency in an orthodontic specialty program following dental school, Dr. Miller honed a level of expertise that many general dentists can’t match. Beyond his professional credentials, Dr. Miller has the gentle, reassuring manner your children need to feel secure about dental care. He’ll give them—and you—complete peace of mind about their treatment.
Special Treatment for Unique Cases
Children’s teeth don’t always come in as expected. Sometimes there are too many. Sometimes too few. Excess or abnormal teeth can obstruct the most fundamental functions: breathing, eating, and speaking. Friction between misaligned teeth can eventually cause cracks and chipping. Even normal facial structure can be hindered by problems with the teeth and jaws. Using orthodontics—at a young age, typically traditional braces followed by a retainer—we can preserve a more natural facial structure for your children, give unerupted teeth a chance to grow in an overcrowded mouth, and reduce the chances of damage.
The Benefits of Early Orthodontics
Address problems while teeth and jaws are still forming
Correct or prevent overbite, underbite, crossbite, space loss
Allow for normal, comfortable breathing, meals, and speech
Prevent crowding by making room for unerupted teeth
Create a more symmetrical face by managing jaw growth
Reduce the need for tooth extraction
Enjoy shorter treatment times
Have fewer, less complex treatments
Our Patients Tell The Story Best
I look forward to smiling in pictures after my braces are removed!