Treatment for Children
At our practice you can count on a conservative, valuable approach to early treatment.
While there is no exact age for children to begin orthodontic treatment, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends visiting the orthodontist around age seven.
By this age, most children have a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth, making it easier for the orthodontist to diagnose and correct tooth and jaw problems.
Here are a few things to look for that will help you determine if your child needs to see an orthodontist:
- Early or late loss of baby teeth
- A hard time chewing or biting food
- Mouth breathing
- Finger or thumb sucking
- Crowded, misplaced, or blocked teeth
- Teeth that come together abnormally, or do not come together at all
- Jaws and teeth that are not proportionate to the rest of the face
- Crowded front teeth around age seven or eight
Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment for an orthodontic evaluation. Early treatment now will give your child a healthy, beautiful smile for the future. We want your child to live life smiling!
“What a fabulous experience… Everyone is amazingly knowledgeable and most importantly FUN! I now have the most wonderful smile…& Dr. Hendrix’s attention to detail was truly top notch! I grew up in many dentist & orthodontists offices…and have truly never had such an enjoyable experience. You couldn’t pick a better team!”
“My daughter, Dana, got her braces on about 18 months ago. When we first went to visit Hendrix Orthodontics (because they had come so highly recommended!), we sat down with the staff to discuss payment options. Having recently lost my job, I knew it would be a challenge to make the monthly payments, so I explained my situation to the staff, and they were “Wonderful” about it and really accommodated my specific ability to pay. Each visit, the office staff was friendly, courteous, and exceptionally accommodating in everything. Several times I had to change appointment times and/or dates because of Dana’s school activities, and they never gave me a hard time about it. They go out of their way to accommodate personal schedules for families. Today…Dana got her braces off and she looks absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! Dr. Hendrix did such an outstanding job with her teeth, treating her like she was the only patient each time she came in. He really does treat his patients like they’re important, not just another number! I would (and already have!) recommend Hendrix Orthodontics to everyone and anyone who asks me about it! How often is it that you actually enjoy visiting a doctor’s office??!! This is one office that makes every visit pleasant and enjoyable because of the outstanding staff ‘and’ Dr. Hendrix! Thank you all for a wonderful experience!”
“Cannot say enough words about how wonderful Dr. Leiss and his office staff have been since Megan got her braces first on. We sing their praises to everyone who ask for referrals. When Megan had difficulty with the Mara appliance, they opned after hours to talk to her (and me). They did that on their own time. Who does that? Today was her freedom day, and her smile is absolutely beautiful thanks to them!”
“Thank you for making the experience of braces seamlessly efficient for both of our boys, Ethan & Ryan. We have enjoyed Leiss Orthodontics very much and everyone who works there. All of you have been very kind, helpful and flexible with our needs. We certainly will recommend you to family and friends!”
“We have enjoyed Leiss Orthodontics very much and everyone who works there. All of you have been very kind, helpful, and flexible with our needs. We certainly will recommend you to family and friends!”