The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child receive their first orthodontic check-up by age 7. 

El Paso, TX orthodontist Dr. Brad Gaynier offers free orthodontic check-ups for children! At your child's free orthodontic check-up, Dr. Gaynier will identify if any orthodontic problems exist and discuss what the next steps would be in their orthodontic care. Because patients differ in both physiological development and treatment needs, Dr. Gaynier focuses on providing each patient with the most appropriate treatment at the most appropriate time. In certain cases, a limited phase of treatment to intercept a problem early is the best course, and in other cases waiting for further dental growth and development is better. You don't have to wonder whether or not your child has an orthodontic problem, what to do about it, or when is the best time to have it treated. You will leave the free checkup appointment with a clear understanding about any problems and what the next steps are in your son or daughter's orthodontic care. We look forward to meeting you and serving as the orthodontic resource for your entire family! Our office locations are in West El Paso and Northeast El Paso. You can schedule your son or daughter's free orthodontic check-up appointment either on our website 24/7, or by calling our main number during business hours @ 915-581-8152. 

In certain cases, a limited phase of orthodontic treatment in childhood can allow the orthodontist to:

  • Correct and guide the growth of your child's jaw to help the permanent teeth come in straight
  • Correct thumb sucking and help improve minor speech problems
  • Regulate the width of the upper and lower arches
  • Create more space for crowded teeth
  • Reduce the need for permanent tooth extractions later in life

Here are a few things to look for that may mean your child needs to see an orthodontist:

  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • Crowded front teeth
  • A hard time chewing or biting food
  • Mouth breathing
  • Finger or thumb sucking
  • Crowded, misplaced, or blocked teeth
  • Teeth that come together abnormally, or do not come together at all
  • Jaws and teeth that are not proportionate to the rest of the face

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