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What signs should I be looking for before seeing an orthodontist?

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The fact of the matter is that your child may or may not need a specialist for his or her dental needs. The question within a question becomes, “How will you know if your child needs a specialist or not?”
Before we explore the additional question of whether or not your child needs to see a specialist, let’s be clear on what, exactly, an orthodontist is:
Orthodontists are dental specialists who have completed 2-3 years of additional education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align teeth and jaws. This further training qualifies your orthodontist to identify, diagnose and more importantlytreat a broad spectrum of dental irregularities your family dentist may not, such as :

  • Early or late loss of teeth
  • Difficulty in chewing or biting
  • Crowding, misplaced, or blocked-out teeth
  • Jaws that shift, make sounds, protrude or retrude
  • Speech difficulty
  • Biting the cheek or into the roof of the mouth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Teeth that meet in an abnormal way or don’t meet at all
  • Facial imbalance
  • Grinding or clenching of teeth

The nature of some of these issues, many of which present themselves in early to late childhood or adolescence, grow increasingly serious with lack of proper treatment. Having a specialist identify, diagnose and treat such ailments is the # 1 reason for seeing an orthodontist.

Why Choose a Specialist?

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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