Some children never see an orthodontist. The reasons for this are different for everyone, but more often than not, people don’t go to the orthodontist unless their general dentist tells them to. While this is understandable, it can also be misguided.
Dr. Surber and Dr. Schmidt are here to help guide your teeth into their correct positions. Many of the patients we treat would have greatly benefitted from an earlier diagnosis of orthodontic problems. This is something your general dentist can’t always do. An orthodontist from Orthodontic Affiliates will be able to identify issues early on so that we can treat them as quickly as possible.
Here are some things you should know about your or your child’s first orthodontic appointment.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that you have your child see an orthodontist no later than age 7. This way, any issue that may be developing can be quickly diagnosed and a treatment plan mapped out. Remember, it’s almost always easier to fix a problem early on than it is to correct it later.
There are many benefits to letting the experts at Orthodontic Affiliates check your dental development. Some of those benefits include:
The goal of early treatment is to create a better environment for your child’s permanent teeth and facial appearance. This is what Orthodontic Affiliates aims to do for your child: to give them the best chance we can at having a beautiful smile. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment. You can also leave a message using our online form, and a member of our staff will get back to you as fast as possible.
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