Bear Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

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210 N. Coit Rd, Suite 230
McKinney, TX 75071

ORTHODONTICS McKINNEY INVISALIGN

McKinneys
Favorite Orthodontist

As your child grows and develops, their smile begins to manifest signs of its future appearance. Dr. Maggie Wang, an expert in orthodontics, possesses the ability not only to identify potential issues but also to address them proactively, ensuring the straightness of your child’s teeth as they mature. This proactive approach is crucial not only for aesthetic reasons and bolstering confidence but also for maintaining optimal long-term oral health. If you believe your child could benefit from orthodontic intervention, don’t hesitate to contact us and schedule an appointment to explore smile alignment options, including orthodontics or Invisalign, in McKinney, TX.

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Experienced, Highly Trained
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GETTING STARTED WITH ORTHODONTICS

Did you know that the jaw and teeth are much easier to move while your child is young? These structures are still growing during this time, which typically means that it requires less invasive treatments to make adjustments. Phase 1 orthodontics usually starts while your child has some baby teeth left, but their mouth already indicates orthodontic issues. Basically, treatment entails wearing braces or other oral appliances for a period of time and then allowing the rest of the permanent teeth to erupt before beginning the next round. Overall, Phase 1 orthodontics can help reduce the treatment time and cost by managing the problems before structures are firmly set.

 

TRADITIONAL
METAL BRACES NEAR YOU

There’s a simple reason that metal braces have remained popular, even with all the new ways of straightening teeth available—metal braces work! No matter how severe your child’s misalignment is, traditional metal braces can make the needed changes at an affordable cost. But don’t be surprised to find that braces have improved since you were young. The brackets these days are smaller and more comfortable than ever before!

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retainer in case

INVISALIGN®
CLEAR ALIGNERS
FOR McKINNEY

If your teen is self-conscious about their appearance, which applies to almost every teen, Invisalign offers a way to keep their smile’s aesthetic while making subtle changes to improve alignment. These clear aligners disappear when worn and do not require major diet restrictions or special oral care routines. They simply wear the aligners, except when they eat or perform dental hygiene, and carry on with life like normal until they achieve the final results up to 18 months later.

PREVENTATIVE ORTHODONTICS

You don’t have to wait until your child is in their teens to correct a misaligned smile. In fact, minor adjustments early on in life can reduce the total treatment timeline and require far less invasive measures to correct. That’s why Dr. Bear keeps an eye out for orthodontic issues starting when your child turns seven years old and can begin treatment right here in our McKinney dental office.

Girl with braces smiling
Boy smiling during pediatric dental exam

SPACE
MAINTAINERS

Before your child’s permanent teeth erupt, it is important that their arch retains its shape and the space available so that the teeth can grow in a straighter position. To keep the space open, our local orthodontist may use a removable or fixed space maintainer. This oral appliance makes the already erupted teeth stay out of the empty gap, allowing the new tooth plenty of space and preventing the need for more drastic treatment later on. Making seeing your local McKinney orthodontist easy each visit.

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