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Questions from Moms and Dads Like You

When should my child first see the orthodontist?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child gets his or her first orthodontist checkup by age seven. Some orthodontists begin treatment much sooner than that. We do not. Why? Because years of research and experience show that most children gain nothing by beginning treatment before second grade. Rarely, a family dentist or physician recommends that we see a younger child in order to assess them. Usually, parents that bring their young kids to us for an evaluation often sigh with relief to hear that treatment can wait for a while. If you feel unsure about your own child, please contact us for more information!

Can we put off treating our child?

We cannot make your decisions, but we strongly recommend you never put off treatment if your child needs it. In doing so, you’ll take a chance of your young one needing extractions or surgery later in life to completely fix their smile. For best results, we recommend that your child has a full evaluation by their 7th birthday. We offer the initial consultation for free, as it is crucial to get expert advice about treatment needs, options, and timing before making this important investment.  Request An Appointment Today!

Will my child still be able enjoy the foods and activities they love?

We have a variety of braces to recommend that will fit your child’s lifestyle. Some are removable and some stay fixed in place. If you choose fixed braces for a child who plays sports, they will need a mouth guard to protect their new smile. Kids who play wind instruments usually adjust to braces quickly and easily. A child who wears fixed braces will need to avoid hard and sticky foods and cut fruits and veggies into sticks and wedges. Bear in mind that we have a variety of treatment options, including virtually invisible treatment!

Will other school kids make fun of my child?

Braces have become a way of life for so many, that most children now view them as a rite of passage on their way to teen years. Many kids actually think braces are “cool.” Please check out these video testimonials to hear what our young patients have to say!

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To learn more about ways our friendly Burleson orthodontists can help give your child the smile they’ve been dreaming of, call us at 816.759.0123 to set up an appointment, request an appointment online, or simply reach out via our online contact form.

Easy Ways To Get Started

If you want to explore our orthodontic practices - where we offer wide and generous payment options, where we give back to the community every day with our patients’ enthusiastic support, where we offer convenient hours and “drop in” service, and where we guarantee your or your child’s beautiful new smile for a lifetime … Burleson Orthodontics can help you in a number of ways:
1. Instantly answer these short online questions to tell whether Burleson Orthodontics is a good fit for you or your child.
2. Download Dr. Burleson’s popular report: Does Your Child Really Need Braces?
3. Call 816.759.0123 to schedule a completely free exam, consultation & digital X-rays (regularly $249).
4. Contact the office via our online form or call 816.759.0123 with your questions.

Kansas City's Award-Winning Orthodontist...
“The service at Burleson Orthodontics is amazing! I love it there and recommend them to everyone.“Lori Stuteville5 star
“We had several friends recommend them to us and we are extremely glad that they did. They do a great job!“Jennifer Bedard5 star
“We’ve had a great experience with Dr. Burleson and his staff! Both my kids’ teeth look great!“Julie Bonacorso5 star
“I could not be more pleased with the staff and the care and attention I have been given.“Pat Clyma5 star
“Thanks Dr. B for giving me a great smile in time for my wedding.”Christy5 star
“Now I am proud of my smile, which I wear all the time.“Dr. Emily D.5 star
Thank you for everything. I know it’s me when I look in the mirror, but I never thought I would look this good!Juan M.5 star
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