Serving Children, Teens
Dr. Klingler, Dr. Kellam, Dr. Gardiner, Dr. Vest, and Dr. Bunker all believe everyone should have the opportunity to reap the benefits of orthodontic care and a stellar straight smile.
At Rio Grande Orthodontics, we’re proud to offer a full range of orthodontics for children, teens, and adults at our offices in Albuquerque, Edgewood, Espanola, Las Vegas, Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Taos, and Socorro.
Greater Rio Grande Area Braces & Invisalign
You can find the latest fixed and removable orthodontic appliances to choose from at
Rio Grande Orthodontics, like:
- Clear aligners
- Clear braces
- Metal braces
Orthodontics for Children
Dr. Klingler, Dr. Kellam, Dr. Gardiner, Dr. Vest, Dr. Bunker, and our team at Rio Grande Orthodontics will treat your children like our own by giving them the best possible orthodontic care.
The American Association of Orthodontists and our doctors recommend that your child should get their first orthodontic evaluation at the first sign of orthodontic problems, or no later than age seven.
Your child's teeth have developed enough by this age to allow our expert doctors at Rio Grande Orthodontics to spot subtle problems with emerging teeth and jaw growth before your child loses all of their baby teeth.
Your check-up at Rio Grande Orthodontics may reveal that your child's bite is fine, and braces for kids aren't necessary at this time.
Or, Dr. Klingler, Dr. Kellam, Dr. Gardiner, Dr. Vest, and Dr. Bunker may identify a developing problem but recommend monitoring your child's growth and development, for the time being. After that, we can begin treatment at the appropriate time if the doctors still think it’s appropriate for your child.
Early treatment at our offices in Albuquerque, Edgewood, Espanola, Las Vegas, Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Taos, and Socorro may prevent or intercept more serious problems from developing and may make treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated.
In some cases, the doctors can achieve results that may not be possible once your child’s face and jaws have finished growing.
Orthodontics for Teens
For teens around the Rio Grande metropolitan area, the most common time for orthodontic treatment at Rio Grande Orthodontics is during adolescence, between the ages of 11-16.
Experienced orthodontists like Dr. Klingler, Dr. Kellam, Dr. Gardiner, Dr. Vest and Dr. Bunker easily recognize issues with spacing, crowding, bite, and alignment in this age range.
Also, your teen’s bone and jaw structure are formed enough to allow orthodontic treatment to begin.
At Rio Grande Orthodontics, your teen can choose between Invisalign clear aligners, metal braces, or clear ceramic braces. Each of these choices offers unique benefits while transforming your teen’s smile.
Orthodontics for Adults
Straightening teeth isn't just for kids! Adults often make the most dedicated orthodontic patients, and it's never too late to discuss the options for a bright, straight smile.
If you're not sure wires fit your tolerance level, don't worry. Invisible methods can work extremely well for many cases, and Dr. Klingler, Dr. Kellam, Dr. Gardiner and Dr. Vest can help you explore the possibilities.
Orthodontics involves teeth straightening and jaw alignment, combining beauty and function.
Identifying problems early in development may allow easier treatment with better results, but it's never too late to discuss ways to enhance a smile!
Why Should You Think About Orthodontic Treatment?
Straight Teeth Are Healthy
After we align your teeth correctly, it’s easier for you to clean them through regular flossing and brushing. This helps prevent other oral issues, including some problems that can affect your overall health.
A Straight Smile Builds Confidence & Self-Esteem
Successful orthodontic treatment at Rio Grande Orthodontics can help boost your self-confidence, create a better quality of life, and allow you to smile freely for maybe the first time.
Untreated Oral Issues Will Get Worse
If you refuse or delay orthodontic treatment when Dr. Klingler, Dr. Kellam, Dr. Gardiner, Dr. Vest, and Dr. Bunker recommend it, you may run into long-term health issues that may wind up costing you more in the end.
At Rio Grande Orthodontics, our team understands that kids, teens, and adults all have different dental needs, so we give each age group personal care.
We’ll work diligently for you to make sure you receive the most appropriate treatment at our inviting offices in the metropolitan Rio Grande area.
Start With a Free Consultation
Start your journey towards a healthy new smile today and schedule your free consultation with our expert and friendly orthodontists.
Come to Rio Grande Orthodontics and we’ll talk about your options and develop an orthodontic treatment plan designed just for your needs and smile goals.