Orthodontic Appliances for Children & Teens in Austin, TX

At Lone Star Pediatric Dental & Braces, we understand that orthodontic care often extends beyond traditional braces and Invisalign® clear aligners. To ensure comprehensive treatment for our patients, we offer a variety of other orthodontic appliances, each designed to address specific needs and enhance the effectiveness of orthodontic treatment. 


Types of Orthodontic Appliances We Offer

  • Palatal Expanders: Used primarily in children and adolescents, palatal expanders are designed to widen the upper jaw to correct crossbites, create space for crowded teeth, or improve the fit of the upper and lower teeth.
  • Space Maintainers: If your child loses a baby tooth prematurely, a space maintainer can be used to keep the space open until the permanent tooth erupts. This helps prevent misalignment and crowding of the adjacent teeth.
  • Retainers: After braces or Invisalign treatment, retainers are crucial for maintaining the new position of the teeth. We offer various types of retainers, including fixed or bonded retainers, Hawley retainers, and invisible retainers, to ensure long-lasting results.
  • Functional Appliances: These are often used to correct bite problems and aid in jaw growth and alignment, especially effective in growing children.
  • Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs): TADs are small, temporary implants that provide a stable anchor point for moving teeth in certain orthodontic treatments, offering more predictable results.
  • Herbst Appliances: This specialized orthodontic device is expertly used to encourage proper jaw development and correct overbites, fostering improved function and aesthetics. Tailored to each child’s needs, the Herbst Appliance is an integral part of our commitment to providing advanced and comprehensive orthodontic solutions, ensuring every young patient achieves a healthy, balanced, and beautiful smile. 

Tailored to Each Patient's Needs

At Lone Star Pediatric Dental & Braces, we believe in personalized care.

Our experienced orthodontic team, led by skilled orthodontists, carefully assesses each patient’s needs to determine if and when these additional appliances are necessary.

Our goal is to tailor treatment to achieve the best functional and aesthetic results with maximum comfort. 

Seamless Integration into Overall Treatment

We integrate these appliances into the overall treatment plan, ensuring they work harmoniously with braces or Invisalign Clear Aligners for optimal results. Throughout the treatment process, we provide clear instructions, ongoing support, and careful monitoring.

Comfort and Patient Education

We prioritize patient comfort and understanding when using orthodontic appliances. Our team is committed to explaining the purpose and function of each appliance, ensuring that patients and their families are fully informed and comfortable with all aspects of the treatment plan.


Schedule a Consultation

If you think your child might benefit from an orthodontic appliance, or if you have questions about the options available, schedule a consultation at Lone Star Pediatric Dental & Braces.

Contact us today to find your nearest location and learn more about how we can provide comprehensive, personalized orthodontic care for your child. 

Meet The Doctors

At the heart of Lone Star Pediatric Dental & Braces are our dedicated professionals. Our team, led by skilled and compassionate dentists, orthodontists, and oral surgeons, brings a wealth of knowledge and a child-friendly approach to each appointment. Our staff is continually trained in the latest dental techniques, ensuring your family receives the best possible care. 

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