Orthodontics in Coppell, TX

If your child is experiencing problems with misaligned teeth, you are may have questions regarding how to straighten teeth. Misaligned teeth can affect your child’s self-esteem, ability to speak, and properly bite and chew. As a leading provider of dentistry for children, Dr. Linda will discuss your concerns. When your child’s first set of permanent molars come in (around age 7), Dr. Linda can identify potential issues such as overcrowding or cross bites. If necessary, she will refer you to an orthodontist.

An orthodontist is a dentist with additional education and training specific to helping the teeth and jaws work in union. Dr. Linda consults with many area specialists and will assist you in selecting an orthodontist best suited to your child’s needs. Orthodontic treatment for children typically begins in the early to mid-teens when your child’s face and jaw are still growing and taking shape.

Dr. Linda will continue to care for your child’s teeth and gums throughout their orthodontic treatment. Braces, retainers, and other orthodontic appliances can make brushing and flossing challenging. Your child may require additional cleanings while undergoing orthodontic treatment to ensure that when their appliances come off, their teeth and gums are strong and healthy.