Early Treatment

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Orthodontics for Little Smiles

Just because a child still has primary teeth, doesn’t mean they’re too young to see an orthodontist. In fact, it’s the best time for early interventional orthodontic treatment. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends kids have their first orthodontic evaluation at age seven. In most cases, Dr. Tabakman or Dr. Bloome will simply keep tabs on how your child’s teeth and jaws are developing. They’ll continue to schedule your little one for complimentary growth and development checkups over the years and let you know when the time is right to start treatment. However, if early intervention is needed, correcting problems while a child is still growing can prevent the need for surgery, extractions or complicated treatment down the road. To ensure your child’s smile stays on track, book a free consultation online or by calling us at (713) 667-6000 (Bellaire) or (281) 752-4222 (West Houston).

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We Make it Fun!

At Houston Orthodontic Specialists, our offices are family-friendly, welcoming and relaxed. We even have a super awesome Kids’ Club to make these early visits a blast! Kids get an exclusive membership card, a t-shirt and prizes. Your child (and you!) will feel at ease and well cared for during visits. Our team is knowledgeable and upbeat and your doctor will explain their findings at each appointment, so you’re informed every step of the way.

Your Child’s Smile Deserves Expert Care

We can work with you to give your child the gift of a healthy, functional smile and we’ll make the process fun! Book a free consultation for your little one at Houston Orthodontic Specialists online or by calling us at (713) 667-6000 (Bellaire) or (281) 752-4222 (West Houston).


An estimated 10 to 15% of children could benefit from early interceptive treatment.


The first permanent molars typically erupt between the ages of six and seven.


Schedule your child’s first orthodontic appointment by age seven!

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