Children’s Orthodontics

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More About Children’s Orthodontics

Drs. Derek Pollard, Diego Diaz, and Jessica Kehler agree with the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), which recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. At this early of an age, orthodontic treatment is often not necessary, but for some children that have specific jaw growth and tooth eruption abnormalities, a careful examination followed by the appropriate interceptive treatment ensures the greatest result and the least amount of treatment time and expense.

If your children possess any of the following common dental issues, they should see Dr. Pollard so he can check if early, interceptive orthodontic treatment is warranted:

We offer complimentary orthodontic consultations to determine if early treatment would benefit your child. Please reach out to our office to schedule an appointment. We are eager to meet with you and discuss your child’s orthodontic needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

• Creating room for crowded, erupting adult teeth.

• Creating facial symmetry and balance by influencing jaw growth.

• Reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth.

• Preserving space for unerupted teeth.

• Reducing treatment time with braces.

• Reduce the risk of permanent/adult tooth extractions later in life.

• Regulate the width of the upper and lower arches.

• Correcting/improving minor speech problems.

• Eliminating thumb and finger sucking habits.

According to studies by the American Association of Orthodontists, untreated malocclusions can result in a variety of problems. These include:

• Crowded teeth are more difficult to properly brush and floss, which may contribute to tooth decay and/or gum disease.

• Crossbites and overbites can result in unfavorable growth and uneven tooth wear.

• Openbites can lead to tongue-thrusting habits, eating difficulty, and speech impediments.

• Protruding front teeth are more susceptible to accidental trauma.

In other words, orthodontic treatment to align your teeth and bite can do more than provide you with a beautiful smile – it can improve your overall health.

To find out if your child would benefit from early, interceptive orthodontic treatment, please contact our office to schedule a free orthodontic consultation.

We strive to...

Provide you and your family with a relaxed, warm and comforting environment.
Never compromise on quality or integrity. We focus on operating effectively and efficiently.
Take time to explain all of our findings, recommended treatments, and treatment options.
Build patient relationships based on trust, communication, and the highest standard of care.

Insurance & Billing

Our new patient coordinator will answer all your questions regarding your insurance. We are happy to offer zero-interest payment arrangements to help fit into your budget.

Why Choose Our Practice

Communication is Key

We understand that quality orthodontic care starts with open communication. Right from the beginning, our orthodontists take as much time as necessary to thoroughly explain all of his diagnostic findings and recommended treatment plan(s), including any alternative treatment options.

Relaxed Environment

Our friendly and professional team at Mission Creek Orthodontics takes pride in providing you and your family with a relaxed, warm and comforting environment. We strive to offer a consistent, comprehensive and enjoyable dental experience.

Payment Options

Our team knows that orthodontic treatment can be a big investment. To help fit it into your specific budget, we are happy to offer zero-interest payment arrangements. And our new patient coordinator is here to answer all your questions regarding your insurance.

Our Satisfied Patients

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