Rondeau® Early Orthodontics
Straightening Children's Smiles in Abilene, TX
Orthodontic treatments are often associated with adolescence and adulthood, as this is the earliest time many people can receive orthodontic treatments. However, our practice offers treatments for children that can help avoid the need for braces later in life. Dr. Jason Alexander has the additional training and practice to provide these treatments to his patients in Abilene, Brownwood, Eastland, and beyond. Abilene Advanced Dentistry provides Rondeau® Early Orthodontics treatments for children.
What Treatments Can Patients Expect?
Rondeau® Early Orthodontics has several different appliances which can be used to proactively prevent malocclusion, but the devices our Abilene dentist provides are similar to retainers.
These devices are worn inside the mouth, behind the teeth mostly, to encourage the jaws to expand in a certain direction. Some push the lower or upper jaw to grow forward in order to prevent overbite or underbite, respectively. Others widen the jaw to prevent crowding, crossbite, and other issues. The adjustment of the jaw while the child is still growing prevents the need for other orthodontic treatments at a later time.
The Advantage of Early Orthodontic Treatments
Malocclusion, the misalignment of teeth, is a situation which can be caused by several different issues. Particularly, underbite, overbite, crossbite, and crowding are teeth alignment issues which result from the jaws not being large enough to support the smile which they hold. The teeth, as a result, do not function properly in serious cases, which affects speaking and chewing. Even milder malocclusions, however, can still negatively impact your dental hygiene and aesthetics.
Traditional braces, introduced during adolescence or adulthood, are the most commonly known orthodontic treatment. Braces straighten the teeth within the jaw, but the size of the jaw itself is largely left alone unless the treatment includes headgear, which some patients do not want. Instead of introducing a potentially undesirable treatment to patients later in life, our Abilene dentist offers Rondeau® Early Orthodontics as a third option while a patient is still a child. Rondeau®’s system of childhood orthodontic treatments can help adjust the size of the jaw during development to prevent these orthodontic issues from occurring, permitting a much more discreet manner of care than braces and headgear can provide .
Contact Us Today!
Dr. Jason Alexander is happy to help children in Abilene, Brownwood, and Eastland resolve their orthodontic needs early. Rondeau® Early Orthodontics appliances help Abilene Advanced Dentistry treat the orthodontic needs of our younger patients. For more information about our orthodontic treatments, or to schedule an appointment for your child, call our office today!