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Get a Head Start on a Beautiful Smile

As a parent in Austin or Bee Cave, you want the best for your child. That includes healthy teeth and a pleasing smile.

Dr. Tahbaz and Dr. Rezapour will treat your children like our own by giving them the best possible orthodontic care.

Kids Should Get an Orthodontic Check-Up By 7

By age seven, your child's teeth have developed enough for subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth to still be spotted while some baby teeth are still present.

This check-up may reveal that your child's bite is fine, and braces for kids aren't necessary.

Or, Dr. Tahbaz or Dr. Rezapour may identify a developing problem but recommend monitoring your child's growth and development, and then, if indicated, begin treatment at the appropriate time for your child.

In other cases, Dr. Tahbaz or Dr. Rezapour might find a problem that can benefit from early treatment.

Signs the Bite's Not Right

It's not always easy to tell when your child may need braces or has an orthodontic problem. Even teeth that look straight may be hiding a problem bite.

Here are some clues that may show that your child may need orthodontic attention at Luv Braces:

  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • Difficulty chewing or biting
  • Breathing through the mouth
  • Thumb-sucking
  • Crowded, misplaced or blocked-out teeth
  • Jaws that are too far forward or back
  • Biting the cheek or biting into the roof of the mouth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Upper and lower teeth that don't meet or meet in an abnormal way
  • An unbalanced facial appearance
  • Grinding or clenching of the teeth
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Choosing the Best Time for Treatment

While the age that kids get braces may vary, orthodontic treatment most often begins between 9 and 14. Some orthodontic problems are easier to correct if they’re treated early.

If Dr. Tahbaz and Dr. Rezapour think your child will need treatment, they’ll let you know when it will be best to begin treatment. This gives your orthodontists the best chance to:

  • Guide jaw growth
  • Lower the risk of trauma to protruded front teeth
  • Correct harmful oral habits
  • Improve appearance and self-esteem in your child
  • Guide permanent teeth into a more favorable position
  • Create a more pleasing arrangement of teeth, lips and face

What’s Phase 1, or Early Treatment?

Early treatment may prevent or intercept more serious problems from developing and may make treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated.

In some cases, Dr. Tahbaz and Dr. Rezapour can achieve results that may not be possible once the face and jaws have finished growing.

Learn More at Your Free Consultation

If your child has a dental issue, please contact us by setting up a free consultation at our Austin or Bee Cave office.

We can talk about your child's orthodontic options and Dr. Tahbaz and Dr. Rezapour will develop a treatment plan customized to your child's needs.