Serving Children, Teens & Adults
At Austin Orthodontic Arts, everyone has the opportunity to enjoy orthodontic care and a stunning straight smile.
Dr. Hime, Dr. Salome, and Dr. Naj are proud to offer a full range of orthodontics for children, teens, and adults at our office in Austin.
Orthodontics for Children
At Austin Orthodontic Arts, we’re parents too. Dr. Hime, Dr. Salome, and Dr. Naj provide the same level of care to your kids as they would to their own kids.
Dr. Hime, Dr. Salome, and Dr. Naj support the American Association of Orthodontists’ recommendation that your child should get their first orthodontic evaluation no later than age seven.
By this age, your little ones’ teeth should be prominent enough to allow our expert doctors at Austin Orthodontic Arts to identify issues with emerging teeth and jaw growth before your child loses all of their baby teeth.
Your child’s Austin Orthodontic Arts checkup may indicate that your child's teeth are fine. They might not need braces right now.
On the other hand, Dr. Hime, Dr. Salome, or Dr. Naj might want to keep an eye on potential problems. A tiny tooth issue today could become tomorrow’s big problem.
So, Dr. Hime, Dr. Salome, or Dr. Naj might suggest monitoring your child’s bite.
At our office in Austin, we emphasize early treatment. Why? Early treatment may prevent more serious problems from developing and may make treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated.
In some cases, Dr. Hime, Dr. Salome, or Dr. Naj can achieve results that may not be possible once your child’s face and jaws have finished growing.
Orthodontics for Teens
Many of us at Austin Orthodontic Arts grew up in the Austin area. So we know how it feels being a teen here. Most adolescents begin treatment in our office between 11-16.
Fortunately, Dr. Hime, Dr. Salome, and Dr. Naj easily recognize issues with spacing, crowding, bite, and alignment in this age range.
By this time, your teen’s jaw and bone structures are far enough along to allow for proper orthodontic treatment.
Austin Orthodontic Arts offers your teen options like clear aligners, metal braces, or clear ceramic braces. Each appliance has specific benefits that help transform your teen’s smile.
Orthodontics for Adults
Are you infatuated with your smile? After all, it’s the first thing people see when they meet you for the first time. If not, it’s never too late to get orthodontic treatment with Dr. Hime, Dr. Salome, or Dr. Naj. That’s why we have so many adult patients at Austin Orthodontic Arts.
It may come as a surprise, but your teeth don’t stop moving after your adolescence. They continue to grow, and sometimes they grow in ways that aren’t ideal. This can lead to jaw pain, trouble brushing, or a smile that’s less than you deserve.
Bad bites (malocclusions) happen when teeth grow incorrectly.
If you leave them untreated, you may end up with other dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. You may also notice abnormal wear on the surface of your teeth or that it’s difficult to chew normally.
Dr. Hime, Dr. Salome, and Dr. Naj can address these issues and more through orthodontic treatment, giving you the healthy smile you’ve always dreamed about. We can correct orthodontic problems at Austin Orthodontic Arts just as easily for adults as for children.
Dr. Hime, Dr. Salome, and Dr. Naj use orthodontic forces to move teeth in the same way for both adults and children, and you’ll notice the benefits of your treatment in no time.