Treating

Kiddos

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children have an orthodontic screening at age seven. This may seem pretty young but it’s only because, in most cases, the first permanent molars and incisors are in at this point and we’re able to see how things are progressing. Our orthodontic office, which is located in the greater Omaha, Nebraska area is kid-friendly and the fun, inviting atmosphere will ensure your child is at ease. We’ll make them laugh, chat about their day and help them get used to sitting in the orthodontist’s chair.

Smile Watch

Many times, this is simply an observational period. We’ll monitor your child’s development and growth, keep an eye out for red flags and advise you on how to stop habits like thumb sucking. We’ll let you know when the time is right for treatment.

Dr. Hawley is trained in identifying conditions needing early intervention and in dentofacial orthopedics, which relies on using appliances to guide jaw growth. If your child is a candidate for early treatment, Dr. Hawley will answer all of your questions and walk you through your kiddo’s specific diagnosis using pictures and x-rays.

Did You Know?

What

Makes You Smile?

What Can Be Accomplished With

Early Treatment?

Correcting crossbites

Improving facial asymmetries

Helping to avoid extractions of permanent teeth

Making later treatment easier, cheaper and faster

Making space for the adult teeth to come in properly

Reducing the likelihood a patient will need surgery

Alleviating crowding that’s blocking permanent teeth from erupting

Preventing tooth impaction (teeth getting stuck in the bone)

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