When your child is turns 7 or 8, that is typically the best time to bring them in for their first orthodontic exam. Don’t worry, we don’t intend to put braces on your child just yet! We simply want to evaluate the bite and jaw alignment to see if there is any preventative treatment we can provide. Preventative treatment can eliminate the need for any extractions and potentially the need for braces! You can take advantage of the Barnett Orthodontic Analysis, which includes an exam, digital x-rays, and a consultation, a $249 value — yours free!
During the resting period, we will monitor the growth and development of the bite and jaw alignment. Appointments during this time frame will help the team at Barnett Orthodontics of Austin & Round Rock, TX, determine the best course of action for treatment.
Phase two is the final course of treatment before your child will enjoy their new smile for a lifetime. You and your child will have options for various types of braces. Damon braces for speed, ceramic braces for being discreet, traditional metal braces for customization, or Invisalign® for complete secrecy! In 12-24 months, you or your loved one will have a smile to share for a lifetime!
Once the braces come off, it is necessary to affix them in place using a retainer. Initially, you will wear the retainer night and day, and you will gradually step down to wearing it a couple times a week at night. The retainer is designed to hold your straight smile in place while the ligaments and tissue surrounding the roots grow strong and supportive.
Dr. Barnett and Barnett Orthodontics of Austin and Round Rock, Texas (TX), can help your loved one or you achieve your best smile ever. However, we want you to feel confident that your choice of an orthodontist in Austin, Texas, or Round Rock, Texas, is the right one.
Follow the steps below to start your journey towards your future smile today!