Does your child need braces?
Reduced orthodontic fees if your child qualifies
If your child's upper teeth are too far in front of the lower teeth, you might be eligible to participate in a research study being conducted by the Department of Orthodontics, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Baylor College of Dentistry. If your child qualifies, he/she could have treatment at a significantly reduced cost.
What is the purpose of this orthodontic study?
We are comparing two ways to treat the same orthodontic problem. Both are proven methods, but we want to determine whether there are differences in the amount of time each takes, how fast the teeth move, and how comfortable each of the methods are.
Who is eligible for this study?
- Your child must be between 10 and 15 years of age;
- He/she must have no missing teeth, except wisdom teeth;
- The front teeth should not have an open bite (no vertical space between them);
- The upper anterior teeth must be far in front of your lower anterior teeth (i.e. Bucked Teeth);
- The lower front teeth should be only minimally crowded.
How long will the treatment take?
The orthodontic treatment will take approximately 24-30 months, followed by two years of retention. Your child will need to come in to be seen once a month, although more frequent visits may be necessary in the beginning.
What do we need to do?
A screening appointment is necessary to determine if your child qualifies.
Whom should I contact if I am interested in participating in this study?
Applicants should call 214-828-8121 or 214-828-8172 for a screening appointment, indicating that they want to participate in this “Class II” research project.