When to see an Orthodontist
Dr. Bailey offers orthodontic treatment to patients of all ages at our Coppell, TX office. Our experienced and friendly team works to make each visit to our office enjoyable! We want you to focus on your orthodontic treatment; therefore we do our best to alleviate any other concerns you may have. We work with you to determine how much your insurance plan will cover and offer payment plans to help you cover the rest. With over 27 years experience treating kids, teenagers, and adults you can be sure you are good hands regardless of your age!
If we are able to see patients earlier we may be able to prevent more serious complications and surgeries later. In accordance with the American Association of Orthodontists, we recommend that children have their first orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7. With early evaluation and diagnosis, Dr. Bailey will work to influence your child’s developing jaw and teeth so we can achieve optimal orthodontic results. Early treatment provides a range of benefits and often means that a patient can avoid surgery or other serious complications. Some common problems that our orthodontists can treat early and correct include:
We understand an initial visit to the orthodontist may be scary for some children, it is our priority to make your child feel more comfortable with their first visit to our office. We want to make sure our young patients look forward to their future visits to the orthodontist!
Teenagers are often more open to orthodontic treatment because many of their peers are also receiving the same treatment. Some teenagers prefer to customize their braces with fun band colors while other patients prefer clear braces or Invisalign Teen. Depending on the treatment diagnosed by Dr. Bailey we can work with the patient to figure out orthodontic treatment that works best for them! Some of our treatments include:
- Invisalign Teen
- Clear Braces
- Traditional Braces
- Color Braces
- Bite Correctors: Herbst or Fursus Appliances
We encourage our teenage patients to check out some of our resources online such as our interactive orthodontist tool, Be An Orthodontist so they can better understand all the parts that go into their orthodontic treatment.
It is never too late to receive orthodontic treatment; healthy teeth are movable at any age. In fact, there are more options than ever before to address our adult patients; orthodontic needs. Often older patients come to us looking to improve their smile for personal or professional reasons. Therefore many prefer orthodontic treatments that are aesthetically pleasing such as clear, ceramic braces or Invisalign. Dr. Bailey will work with you to determine an orthodontic treatment plan that fits your lifestyle and the results you would like to achieve.