Kids’ orthodontics

Pediatric orthodontists in Austin, Texas

At Becher & Gil Orthodontics, we know it’s never too early to perfect a smile. That’s why our Austin family orthodontist services cover all ages.

Dr. Becher & Dr. Gil, our kids’ orthodontists near you in Austin, Texas, guided by provisions set forth by the American Association of Orthodontists, suggest that kids receive an orthodontic evaluation no later than age 7 — or earlier if you notice irregularities in their teeth before then.

By age 7, most children have experienced the eruption of their first adult molars, allowing our kids’ orthodontists in Austin to assess their teeth properly. Although most kids will not need early orthodontic treatment, an examination during this stage can allow our orthodontists for kids to evaluate and anticipate the most advantageous time to start orthodontic treatment if needed.

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The benefits of pediatric orthodontics

When we can diagnose bite issues, early mouth injuries or other conditions at a young age when the jaw is still developing, you have more options for minimally invasive treatment. If your Austin pediatric orthodontist can catch a potential issue before it becomes more of a concern, orthodontic treatment will be less extensive and more affordable. Early/interceptive orthodontic treatment is generally quicker and more comfortable for the patient.

Signs your child may need early orthodontic treatment:

  • Large overbite, overjet, underbite, crossbite, or open bite
  • Teeth or jaw misalignment
  • Severe crowding
  • Uncoordinated jaws
  • Protruding teeth
  • Difficulty speaking or speech impediments
  • Excessive thumb or finger sucking or pacifier use
  • Mouth breathing

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Braces for kids

At Becher & Gil Orthodontics, we offer the following kids’ braces options in Austin, Texas:

Many of our patients’ first question when discussing kids’ braces is, “How much do braces cost for kids?” Our braces for kids can vary in cost depending on the type of braces recommended by our family orthodontist, your dental insurance benefits, and the severity of your child’s orthodontic issues. The best way to discover the total cost of braces for kids is to schedule a free consultation with our kids’ orthodontists! We offer different payment plans to suit your budget.

Two-Phase treatment

If early orthodontic treatment is needed, our kids’ orthodontists may use Two-Phase treatment.

  • Phase One: The first phase is the early orthodontic treatment that offers the corrective work necessary before beginning regular orthodontic care. After an evaluation, as Austin’s best orthodontists for kids, we will work to treat these issues with various appliances and techniques and continuously monitor them until adolescence.
  • Resting Period: There is typically a resting period of monitoring between the two phases of treatment until it is time for Phase Two.
  • Phase Two: This phase usually involves aesthetic treatment with braces or clear aligners to straighten your child’s teeth. The goal is to create a beautiful, healthy smile that will last.

Schedule a free kids’ orthodontics consultation today!

Becher & Gil Orthodontics offers pediatric orthodontic care to ensure your children have happier, healthier smiles. Everyone deserves a smile they can be confident in. If you believe your child’s teeth need intervention, don’t delay in seeking treatment. And if their smile seems to be developing on track, our children’s orthodontists can ensure it stays that way.

We provide the highest quality of service to every patient who walks into our Austin, Texas, orthodontist office, whatever their age and needs. Our office is open every weekday for your convenience. Schedule a free consultation with some of the best pediatric orthodontists near you!