Adolescent Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment is common for the teenage years. This is the time most parents invest in their children’s teeth and help them achieve a straight smile. Did you know orthodontic treatment can begin as early as 7 years old? This is the age recommended for their first orthodontic evaluation. By this age, the adult molars should have begun to grow in and the dentist can assess the teeth to see what treatment will be needed.

No matter what age your child is, there is never a wrong time to start their orthodontic treatment. Straightening their teeth now can save them from problems down the road. After we examine their teeth, we will put together a treatment plan for straightening their smile.

We offer more than just traditional braces. Once an assessment has been made of your child’s teeth, we can help you determine which treatment method will be best:

  • Traditional Metal Braces – Traditional braces have come a long way. They are now thinner and lighter. They aren’t as bulky as they once were and your child can even pick which color of elastic ties they would like.
  • Clear Braces – These are similar to traditional braces, however instead of metal brackets, the brackets are made from clear ceramic material. This helps the braces blend in more with the teeth and makes them not as noticeable.
  • Invisalign – These removable clear aligners are made of plastic. These aligners are a discreet way to straighten your teeth! Invisalign normally works faster than traditional braces and makes oral care a cinch as the aligners can be removed during meals and teeth cleaning.
  • Invisalign Teen – These are similar to Invisalign; however, they include some unique features designed specifically for teens. These features help the orthodontist tell how much the aligners have been kept in and also keep space open for teeth that have not fully grown. These clear aligners can be a great option for teens!

Are you interested in orthodontic treatment for your child or teen? Your search for orthodontic care in Katy, TX, can end here! Call Katy Kids Dentist to set up a consultation and find out what kind of treatment is right for your child.