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!
“Both my children had excellent care through Hendrix Orthodontics resulting in perfect smiles. Dr. Hendrix and team prepared us with what to expect during treatment. They provided an outline of insurance coverage, payment options making the financial element as easy as possible. The office environment is professional, clean and modern. And most importantly, the staff was always engaging, caring and friendly. Even to the point where bumping into them outside the office they would make a point to say hello. Great experience resulting in great smiles for our family. Would highly suggest this practice to family and friends.”
“Without a doubt the best dental care I have received in my entire life. I would recommend Leiss & Hendrix Orthodontics to anyone who is in need of orthodontic care.”
“We will continually recommend your practice to our PA friends. Thank you for your professionalism and high ethics.”
“My daughter has been a patient of Dr. Hendrix for just under 2 years. She just had her braces taken off today and I can’t say enough how beautiful her teeth look…her new smile is absolutely perfect, and she hasn’t stopped smiling since the braces were removed. In addition to delivering fantastic results, the entire staff is kind, caring and always professional. I highly recommend Dr. Hendrix.”
“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!”