Our pediatric dentists collaborate gracefully with our orthodontists to provide exceptional care to our patients.Orthodontics is an essential part of providing comprehensive care to our myKIDSdds family. We feel honored to have two of the most experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate Orthodontists on our team.

Dr. Glenn Cohen is a six-time winner of Dallas Magazine’s Best of Big D in orthodontics. He excels in giving children and adults a beautiful, confidence-boosting smile. His fun, loving and humorous personality provides joy and comfort in the patients he treats.

What is the benefit of my child receiving orthodontic care?

Many people believe that orthodontic treatment is only cosmetically purposeful. An aesthetically beautiful smile is the most apparent result of treatment, but it’s not the only reason for your child to get braces. Straight teeth promote good oral health. Correctly aligned jaws allow proper chewing, speaking and breathing.

When should my child be evaluated for orthodontics?

We strongly agree with the AAO and recommend children have an orthodontic evaluation by age seven. This initial orthodontic evaluation will come at no cost to you. Seeing our orthodontic team will give us a head start to develop an action plan for your child’s unique treatment needs.

When will treatment begin?

Although your child may get evaluated at age seven, this is mostly to see how the mouth, jaw and teeth are developing. Most children do not get braces at seven. Early correction of other orthodontic issues allows braces treatment to begin at the ideal time. The perfect time for treatment to begin varies on a case-by-case basis. Establishing a relationship with our orthodontic team early allows us to watch your child’s oral development and recommend treatment at the proper time. Most braces treatment for children does not begin until between the ages of 9-16.

Can my little one’s smile be corrected without braces?

Sadly, once a child’s permanent teeth have fully erupted, their teeth can not be straightened without orthodontic treatment. Even as your child continues to grow and develop, their mouth only has so much room. Remember, your child has 20 baby teeth, but when their permanent teeth erupt, they will have up to 32 teeth, including wisdom teeth.

Can I afford orthodontics for my child?

Of course, you can! At your initial orthodontic evaluation, you will have the opportunity to sit down with our orthodontic coordinator, discuss your child’s treatment needs, and go over the cost of treatment. Our office believes our patients are a part of our family, which is why we create custom financing options tailored to your unique financial ability.

We are proud to work with your child to cultivate a beautiful and healthy smile. Orthodontics creates a more confident and healthy smile. Through our collaborative orthodontic and pediatric dental care, we can provide your family with unmatchable care. We are so excited to meet you! 

Contact our office today!

To learn more about how orthodontics can improve your smile, contact our office and ask to speak to a member of our orthodontic department to schedule your complimentary evaluation.

Healthy Smile, Healthy Child

Of course, a beautiful smile begins with a healthy smile. Our team will help your child achieve good oral hygiene through regular cleanings and one on one education. Your little one will receive an oral hygiene score and coaching each time they visit us for a cleaning, cultivating a sense of responsibility and accomplishment while also building their confidence each time they improve their score. Don’t forget, a clean mouth promotes total body health and wellness too! This is why our doctors will screen for airway issues, talk about nutrition, eating habits, and much more. We want our patients to be empowered in the knowledge we provide to them on the health of their facial complex and how it relates to their overall systemic health. We are excited to partner with you throughout your child’s pediatric dental journey into orthodontics, and beyond!

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  • 8325 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 111 Dallas, TX 75231
  • New Patients: (214) 623-5539
  • Pediatric Dentistry: (214) 696-3082
  • Orthodontics: (214) 696-3085

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