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Early Treatments For Orthodontics

It is really important to have your child evaluated for treatment at an early age – even though they often recommend waiting for treatment. Early treatment allows coordination of the size of the teeth and jaws, as they develop. In some cases, early, interceptive treatment is recommended in order to eliminate the need for tooth extraction or jaw surgery at a later age.

What are the advantages of Interceptive Treatment?

  • Corrects thumb and finger sucking habits
  • Improves facial balance through influencing jaw growth
  • Gains or maintains space for erupting teeth
  • Reduces length of treatment, if required when the child is older

The optimum time for Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment is when a patient has baby teeth, or in a mixed dentition (baby and permanent teeth). A patient may require more than one phase of interceptive orthodontic treatment.

Dr. Khan is trained to identify subtle problems with jaw growth and eruption of teeth. Early detection of orthodontic problems may simplify treatment, and result in shorter treatment times. At times, waiting until all the permanent teeth have erupted, or until facial growth is nearly complete, may make correction of some problems more difficult.

Dr. Khan will monitor your child’s growth and decide on the optimum time to begin treatment. In most cases, he will recommend waiting until your child has all of his/her adult teeth (usually around age 12). In any case, your complimentary initial consultation is the best way to find out what’s right for your child.

Teen Treatment

For kids in their teens, braces are like a right of passage; it seems like everyone wants them. That’s why appointments at Friendswood Smiles can feel like a bunch of friends getting together and sharing a common experience – a really positive experience.

There’s probably not a teenager on earth who doesn’t recognize a beautiful smile when they see one, and understand that a beautiful smile is a tremendous gift to see in the mirror every morning for the rest of your life!

At Friendswood Smiles, Dr. Khan utilizes the latest technology and treatment methods so teens can get the smile of their dreams and the confidence that comes with it. Whether it’s with Damon braces, Damon Clear, Insignia, Invisalign braces, or Invisalign Teen, Dr. Khan uses his experience to provide a beautiful result every time.

We provide a free first visit so parents, adolescents, and teens can learn about all the options available and, along with the doctor, select the one that’s best for them.

Adult Treatment

Full orthodontic treatment is indicated when a patient begins treatment after the eruption of all, or most of the permanent teeth. This includes adolescents who did not have the opportunity to be treated while they were younger, or adults who are conscious of the effects of aging on facial esthetic.

  • Expanding the arches
  • Aligning the teeth
  • Improving jaw function and finalizing the bite

After the braces are removed, retainers are placed to maintain the new tooth position.

There are lots of options designed to help adults feel really good about their smile while they’re in treatment, and not just when they’re treatment is complete.