Saving Teeth and Guiding Growth
The Kid’s Dentist in Albuquerque, NM offers unique services and cutting-edge technology to improve your child’s overall health, not just their teeth. Our treatments extend to families with children of all ages, from infants to 20-year-olds. We are proud to be a holistic and mercury-free practice that ensures a safe and non-toxic environment.
Although you may be teaching your child proper dental hygiene at home, it’s important to schedule frequent check-ups for a thorough evaluation of their oral health. Our team always makes sure to be as gentle as possible while we clean those hard-to-reach areas. We want your child to feel comfortable coming to our office, which is why we offer in-office conscious sedation to relieve any stress or anxiety during their visit.
Dr. Hess and his team are here so your child can develop a big and bright smile. Whether they need restoration due to chips, cracks or decay, we’ll ensure your child’s teeth are as functional as possible.
If your child’s adult teeth have grown in crooked, sideways or unevenly spaced, it may be time for them to get FASTBRACES®. These high-performance braces minimize time spent correcting tooth alignment and smile development. We would love to discuss with you the possibilities using FASTBRACES® technologies can provide for your child.
A frenectomy is a simple procedure that removes the frenulum to ease regular tasks like talking and eating properly. The frenulum is the tissue that attaches to the lip and tongue. This simple and common procedure helps free the lip and tongue to encourage breastfeeding and improves mother and infant health.
Orthotropics is a treatment that corrects your child’s jaw growth pattern. The treatment will improve the appearance and positioning of the jaw, which opens airways and allows for better cognitive and behavioral development. In contrast to Orthodontics, Orthotropics affects the facial balance, breathing space, TMJ function, and sinus function.
This form of therapy is aimed to eliminate Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs). OMDs prevent your child’s oral and facial muscles from working properly. The disorder impacts proper chewing, swallowing, breastfeeding and facial esthetics. Our Myofunctional Therapist, Sandraluz Gonzalez, will work with your child to create harmony with the face, mouth and throat. To learn more about Myofunctional Therapy, please visit Southwest Myofunctional Therapy.