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Dental Braces in Killeen

Teen girl with braces

When faced with crooked teeth, severe dental gaps, or other potentially serious malocclusion problems in our young patients, Killeen Children’s Dental Center is likely to recommend traditional braces. The use of braces can help children achieve a smile that is not only more attractive but healthier as well. Our board-certified orthodontists would love to see families in for a consultation by age seven, so don’t hesitate to contact our Harker Heights, TX location.

What are Braces?

Braces are a common orthodontic service that is designed to improve the alignment of teeth at a gentle and gradual pace. There are three distinct components – the brackets, the wires, and the rubber bands. The brackets are directly attached to the teeth, and the wires are placed over them with the help of the bands. The wire is regularly adjusted throughout the treatment process so that it can exert enough pressure on the teeth to shift them towards their desired positioning.

Is your son or daughter unwilling to wear metal braces? Our practice also offers clear/ceramic braces as a more image-friendly alternative. Both of these options are able to correct the following issues:

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Bite problems, such as an open bite, underbite, overbite, or crossbite
  • Large gaps between teeth

Throughout orthodontic treatment, patients will need to attend regular checkups at our office so that our doctors can make any necessary adjustments and ensure that improvements are progressing smoothly. These appointments will typically need to be scheduled every six weeks on average. We look forward to helping your loved ones enjoy a smile that’s healthier and happier!