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The alignment of your son or daughter’s teeth plays a significant role beyond just the cosmetic appearance of their smile. An underbite, overbite, overcrowding, or alignment issue with their teeth can also leave them at increased risk of suffering problems with dental attrition or dental fractures on multiple teeth.

If you are concerned that your child has deviations in the healthy alignment of their teeth, you should strongly consider scheduling an orthodontic consultation with Dr. Joseph P. Goodson and the associates at Joseph P. Goodson DMD, MS.

After a thorough examination of your son or daughter’s mouth, Dr. Joseph P. Goodson can help you understand your options for correcting the alignment of their teeth. This often calls for him to install the metal brackets, wires, bands, and spacers of traditional braces into your child’s mouth.

If one or two areas of their mouth have significantly overcrowded teeth, he might recommend extracting a tooth. This will allow the sufficient space for the adjacent teeth to gradually come into their ideal alignment.

After the extraction, Dr. Joseph P. Goodson will provide you with the necessary recovery information to ensure their gums heal without complications. This might also include a prescription for anti-inflammatory or pain medications.

If you are in the Austin, Texas, area and you are concerned about the alignment of your son or daughter’s teeth, you should call 512-258-6683 to set up a braces consultation at Joseph P. Goodson DMD, MS.