Smiles for Your Whole Family

Dr. Ragan will give everyone in your house—kids, teens, and adults—a reason to smile.

Orthodontics for Kids

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, your child should have an orthodontic screening by age seven. This allows Dr. Ragan to determine:

  • Whether your child will require orthodontic treatment
  • The best time to treat your child


Why So Early?

The earlier Dr. Ragan can diagnose any orthodontic issues, the more time he’ll have to better treat your child and set their smile up for success.

If your child does require early treatment — or Phase 1 treatment — Dr. Ragan can give a solid foundation for your child’s smile.

By guiding erupting teeth into more favorable positions, preserving space for permanent teeth, and better preventing any protruding front teeth from fracturing, Dr. Ragan can reduce the likelihood that more complex issues will develop.

He can also:

  • Regulate the width of the upper and lower dental arches
  • Create space for permanent teeth
  • Correct bite issues, such as underbite, overbite, or crossbite
  • Avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions
  • Reduce the likelihood of impacted permanent teeth
  • Correct thumb sucking
  • Eliminate abnormal swallowing or speech problems

Phase 2 Treatment

Even with early treatment, your child may still need braces or aligners later — during what is known as Phase 2 treatment.

That’s because Dr. Ragan can more easily and efficiently correct certain types of orthodontic problems during the adolescent and teen years when all of their permanent teeth have come in.

For some children, early intervention simplifies Phase 2 treatment by correcting jaw and bite issues early to ensure a more comfortable, streamlined smile journey.


What If Your Child Doesn’t Need Early Treatment?

Even if Dr. Ragan determines that your child doesn’t need Phase 1 treatment, they can still enjoy regular check-ups and stay connected to our office by joining our free Rock N’ Roam Club for Kids.

Our Rock N’ Roam program allows us to monitor your child remotely with an appointment every 6–8 months through the DentalMonitoring app so we can keep an eye on the progress of your child’s teeth, jaws, and overall smile as they grow and develop.

With the Rock N’ Roam program, we can catch new or developing problems early, create an intervention plan if necessary, and alleviate any disruptive, expensive treatment later on.

Learn More About DentalMonitoring

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More About Early Treatment
at Ragan Orthodontics

If your child requires early intervention, Dr. Ragan will develop a plan for treatment based on your child’s unique orthodontic needs.

Let’s take a look at some of the treatments we offer at our Park Cities and Preston Hollow offices.

Carriere Motion Appliance

With the Carriere Motion 3D Appliance, Dr. Ragan can simplify your child’s initial treatment and reduce their overall treatment time — all without making your child wear pesky headgear or even more intrusive devices like a Herbst appliance.

This low-profile treatment uses an upper and lower appliance to anchor an elastic band that helps gently guide your child’s jaw into place for a much more comfortable — and less noticeable — experience.

Bite Correction Without Headgear

Dr. Ragan uses this innovative orthodontic device as a preliminary step to correct a number of malocclusions (or bite issues) before placing your child’s braces or aligners, including:

  • Underbite
  • Overbite
  • Crossbite
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Sleep Apnea & Airway Orthodontics

As a parent, Dr. Ragan knows firsthand how much you want what’s best for your child and to ensure they’re as healthy and happy as they can be.

At Ragan Orthodontics, we diagnose and treat airway problems that cause Obstructed Sleep Apnea and Sleep Disordered Breathing to improve your child’s quality of life.


Helping Your Child Breathe & Sleep Better

If your child has any of the following symptoms, schedule a consultation at our Park Cities or Preston Hollow office:

  • Snoring
  • Mouth breathingEnlarged tonsils/adenoids
  • Facial and jaw deformities
  • Daytime drowsiness
  • Moodiness
  • Short attention span or ADD/ADHD

Using our state-of-the-art X-ray and iCAT scanner, we’re able to create a detailed, 3D view of your child’s airway and jaw growth, which Dr. Ragan will use to determine the best treatment for your child’s unique needs.

Orthodontics for Teens

The teen years are the most common time for orthodontic treatment in Dallas Why? Most of their permanent teeth are in place.

At Ragan Orthodontics, we offer advanced solutions to make your teen’s treatment process easier and more comfortable than ever.


Easier Teen Treatments

Dr. Ragan expertly detects spacing, crowding, bite, and alignment issues in teens. Starting treatment during these years ensures safe, effective results. Proper orthodontic care now prevents future oral health problems.

Does your teen enjoy sports, music oir extracurricular activities? Our treatments will fit neatly into their lives.

Signs of a Bad Bite

How can you tell if your teen needs treatment? Look for problems like:

  • Crooked or crowded teeth
  • Missing or extra teeth
  • Overbite or underbite
  • Incorrect jaw position
  • Jaw joint disorders

Ignoring orthodontic issues can impact your teen's overall oral health. At Ragan Orthodontics, your teen can maintain an active lifestyle while receiving the orthodontic care they need.

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Orthodontics for Adults

Do you love your smile? No?! You can! At Ragan Orthodontics, you're never too old for orthodontic treatment. If you live in Dallas, your smile is one of the first things people notice about you.


Better Smiles at Any Age

Healthy teeth can be moved at any age, including adulthood (yep it’s true!). Orthodontic intervemtions work the same for adults and children. Dr. Ragan is an expert in treating patients of all ages.

During orthodontic treatment, you can continue your daily activities—work, going to the gym, having fun with your family, and dining out. Most adult patients adjust quickly to treatment.

New techniques and materials have made braces more comfortable and convenient. During your consultation, Dr. Ragan will determine the best treatment for you.

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Why Orthodontic Health Matters at Every Age

Orthodontic care means more than a radiant newtsmile. It lays your foundation for lifelong oral health. Ignoring orthodontic issues can lead to orthodontic and health problems at any age.

Misaligned teeth can cause improper chewing, poor digestion, and malnutrition. Incorrect alignment makes cleaning your teeth harder, which increases your risk of cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss.

For children and teens, timely orthodontic care guides jaw growth, corrects harmful habits, and improves dental function. Adults benefit by preventing bone loss, enhancing oral health, and boosting confidence.

Don’t let misalignment issues impact your family’s health. Whether for children or adults, orthodontic health is crucial for overall well-being.

Age Is Just a Number

Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Ragan today and give everyone in your household a reason to smile.