If you are looking for an expert and highly-trained orthodontist, we want you to know that you will be very pleased with the service you receive at our practice of Kevin L Carlton DDS MS. Our Abilene orthodontist, Dr. Kevin L. Carlson, provides the highest quality orthodontic treatment for our patients, and he pays attention to every facet of your orthodontic care.
At our practice, Dr. Carlton provides a wide range of orthodontic services for all ages. At your first visit to our practice, our Abilene orthodontist will perform a complete oral exam which will include a thorough evaluation of your malocclusion and a thorough examination of your teeth and mouth. This way Dr. Carlton will be able to provide you with the best plan of action to improve your bite problems. He also performs a complete radiographic analysis using panoramic and cephalometric x-rays. Our orthodontist will also be able to evaluate your younger child for interceptive orthodontics recommendations. This relatively new field of orthodontics calls for orthodontic work to be performed on younger children between the ages of seven and eleven. In the past, children did not have any orthodontic work until the ages of about twelve to fourteen. However, with interceptive orthodontics many problems can now be addressed at an earlier age. This means that orthodontic problems can be caught at an earlier time when they are easier to treat. This usually means that the young patient will ultimately need fewer teeth extractions and less orthodontic work. This is great news not only for your child, but for your wallet as well.
At our practice, our Abilene orthodontist treats both children and adults. We provide many different types of braces, as well as Simpli5 Clear Aligners. Among the many other orthodontic services we provide at our practice are: mouth guards to save teeth during sport activities; retainers to help keep teeth in place and from moving back into their original position; Phase 1 interceptive orthodontics for younger children; Phase 2 orthodontic treatments for adolescents; emergency care for orthodontic emergencies; and dental appliance repair. At our practice we work hard to create beautiful and healthy smiles for all of our patients. We also provide TMJ and bruxism therapy so that our patients need not live with painful teeth and jaw problems from these treatable conditions. If you would like to meet with our expert orthodontist, Dr. Carlton, make an appointment today with our practice.