Orthodontic Appliances in New Braunfels, TX

At Children’s Dental Ranch of New Braunfels, we understand that every child’s orthodontic journey is unique. While traditional braces and Invisalign® clear aligners are popular choices, there are various other orthodontic appliances that may be the right option to address your family’s dental issues. Our practice offers a range of appliances designed to cater to different orthodontic needs and ensure the best possible outcome for your child’s smile. 


Types of Orthodontic Appliances We Offer

  • Palatal Expanders: Used to widen the upper jaw so that the upper and lower teeth fit together better. Palatal expanders are often recommended for children to correct crossbites and make room for teeth in a crowded mouth.
  • Space Maintainers: If your child loses a baby tooth prematurely, a space maintainer can be used to hold the space open until the permanent tooth erupts, preventing misalignment issues.
  • Retainers: After braces or Invisalign clear aligner treatment, retainers are essential to maintain the alignment of teeth. We offer both fixed and removable retainers, depending on the specific needs of the patient.
  • Headgear: Sometimes used to correct overbites and underbites, headgear applies pressure to guide the growth of the face and jaw.
  • Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs): Small, temporary screws that can be used to provide a fixed point from which to apply force to move teeth. TADs can be an effective way to achieve certain movements that are not possible with braces alone.
  • Herbst Appliances: By gently guiding the jaw into proper alignment, the Herbst appliance can help achieve a straighter smile and a well-balanced facial structure for our young patients.

Customized Treatment for Optimal Results

Our orthodontic team is dedicated to providing personalized care. We understand that each child’s orthodontic needs are different, and we take the time to evaluate and recommend the most effective treatment options. Our goal is to use these appliances, alone or as part of a comprehensive orthodontic treatment plan, to achieve the best functional and aesthetic results.  

A Comfortable and Supportive Environment

We strive to make your child’s experience with orthodontic appliances as comfortable as possible. Our team explains the purpose and function of each appliance, ensuring that both parents and children understand the role they play in the treatment process. We also provide detailed instructions on care and maintenance to ensure optimal results. 

Schedule a Consultation for Orthodontic Appliances

If you think your child might benefit from an orthodontic appliance or if you have questions about the options available, we invite you to schedule a consultation at Children’s Dental Ranch. We’re here to guide you through the available choices and determine the best path to a beautiful, healthy smile for your child. Contact us today or book an appointment online to learn more. 


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