National Children’s Dental Health Month!

Happy February! Did you know that it’s National Children’s Dental Health Month? We are so excited to share the following facts and information with you!

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children get a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7. If your child is older than 7, it’s certainly not too late for a check-up! Patients differ in both physiological development and treatment needs; our goal is to provide each patient with the most appropriate treatment at the most appropriate time. Please call us today for a free consultation!

Screen Shot 2015-02-02 at 5.01.55 PMThe American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children, at age 7, see us because at that age we are able to spot potential problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth while some baby teeth are still present.  As a parent, it is easy to assume that dental and oral health is fine because your child’s teeth are straight, but there could be an issue that you might be missing!

An orthodontic check-up may confirm that your child’s bite is fine.  Or, the orthodontist may identify a developing problem but recommend monitoring growth and development, and then, if indicated, begin treatment at the appropriate time for the child. In other cases, the orthodontist might find a problem that can benefit from early treatment to prevent or intercept more serious problems from developing and may make treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated.

We want to encourage you to come in to see us for a free consultation.  Dr. Sterne and Dr. Prillaman are available and would love to meet with you and your family!

To stay connected with office events, dental facts and encouragement please visit our Facebook or Instagram page! We love our patients and are so glad you’ve chosen Orthodontic Arts as your orthodontists!!