If you are looking for a comprehensive orthodontic practice which provides excellent orthodontic care for both children and adults, you will want to come and visit us at our practice, Kevin L Carlton DDS MS. At our orthodontic office in Abilene, our expert and well-liked orthodontist is Dr. Kevin L. Carlton.
Dr. Carlton has been providing the highest level of orthodontic care for our patients for over 18 years. He make sure that the smiles he creates for our patients are not only aesthetically pleasing, but that they are healthy, and long-lasting as well. He always takes into account the patient’s facial appearance to make sure that their new smile will perfectly complement their individual look. Whether you are an adult who is coming in for orthodontic treatment, or a child who needs to be evaluated for interceptive orthodontics, you will be able to receive the exact care that you need at our orthodontic office in Abilene.
During your first visit to our office, our orthodontist will perform a complete examination, which will include a thorough analysis of your individual bite problem – also known as a malocclusion. You will have a thorough radiographic analysis of panoramic and cephalometric x-rays taken. You will also have a photographic analysis. After this exam, our orthodontist will be able to let you know exactly what needs to be done to correct your specific bite problem. Sometimes it is recommended that a child has Phase 1 Interceptive Orthodontics treatment in order to prevent a larger orthodontic problem from developing later on. This type of orthodontic care is performed when the child is between seven and eleven years of age. This early treatment will make future orthodontic care much less involved for the patient, and will also most likely result in the need for fewer teeth extractions. Children will receive Phase 2 orthodontic treatments while they are in their teens. At our practice, patients are able to get many different types of braces, mouth guards, retainers, and fixed dental appliances. We also offer Simpli5 clear aligners. If you need emergency care we are always able to provide that as well. For patients suffering from TMJ or teeth grinding, we can offer them effective treatments. For an appointment to meet with our orthodontist at our orthodontic office in Abilene, contact us today.