Children’s Dental Health Month

Written by: Dani White

When thinking about orthodontics, people tend to think of teens and pre-teens with braces. However, there are many reasons that your children should visit an orthodontist much earlier.

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than 7 years old. This appointment can shed light on issues that need to be resolved immediately to prevent further damage.

Though some alignment issues can be corrected when patients are 11 or 12 when they have all of their adult teeth, other alignment issues need to be corrected early. Crooked teeth can cause uneven wear to other teeth or even gum and bone loss due to trauma to the tooth when a child bites together. Bringing your child in for early orthodontic treatment can be advantageous in:

  • Guiding their jaw growth and permanent teeth
  • Correcting negative oral habits
  • Improving your child’s appearance and self-confidence
  • Improving how their lips meet
  • Lowering the risk of trauma to their front teeth

Orthodontic consultations are complimentary, so it costs nothing to come see our skilled orthodontists. We make our exams quick and easy, and they will help familiarize your child with our office and make them more comfortable.

Early care, or phase 1 care, can make the final results easier and faster, as well as give a child 3-5 years to enjoy a great smile during the critical years their self-image is developing.

The month of February is Children’s Dental Health Month, and we’d love to see your child for their first orthodontic appointment. Schedule your FREE orthodontic evaluation today!*

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*Value $250. Offer good at all Westrock Orthodontics locations. No purchase necessary. Offer good at any time. No expiration. A proposed treatment plan could require a visit to your general dental provider prior to beginning orthodontic treatment, the cost of which is not included in this offer. Additional fees may be incurred in individual cases. Complimentary consultation includes diagnostic photos and x-rays, doctor examination to determine eligibility and treatment type, and treatment consultation. Approved by Bryan C. Hiller, DMD, MS

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