Braces + Dentistry for Children and Teens

Your Child’s Healthy Smile Begins With Caring Professionals

As a patient-focused office, we care deeply about your child’s dental health and personal well-being. For this reason, there may be a time when our orthodontist recommends consulting an oral surgeon for surgical orthodontics in Kansas City, Liberty, and Raymore, MO.

If your child’s orthodontic treatment requires the expertise of an oral surgeon, our orthodontist will formulate a personalized treatment plan, perform the necessary orthodontic preparation, refer an oral surgeon, and also perform your child’s post-operative orthodontic follow-up. He will help oversee the entire process so you can feel at ease knowing your child is receiving the highest level of treatment and care.

When Should You Consult With an Oral Surgeon?

Surgical orthodontics is typically considered as a last-resort treatment option, but certain situations may arise where pursuing this path can produce your child’s best result.

Some common reasons our orthodontist may recommend oral surgery include:

  • Restore jaw function to improve eating, speaking, or breathing
  • Cleft lip/cleft palate repair
  • Create the necessary space for incoming teeth
  • Improve facial structure & appearance
  • Help facilitate future orthodontic treatment
  • Wisdom teeth extractions
  • Jaw pain, TMJ disorder
  • Improve open bite
  • Reduce grinding or excessive wearing of teeth

Committed to Improving Your Child’s Smile

At Burleson Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, we are committed to improving your child’s smile. We use the latest technology, techniques, and materials to ensure that your child achieves the best possible results. Before beginning treatment, we will review the procedure with you and show you the details of the treatment so you can feel comfortable with the care your child receives at our office. You can rest assured that our team will provide you and your child with a comfortable, positive experience. Following surgery, your child may need another treatment to help them reach optimal results.

Our orthodontist can tell you if surgical orthodontics is a treatment option for your child at their initial consultation. He will answer any questions you may have, so you can make the right decisions for the long-term health of your child’s smile.

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