Where creating beautiful smiles is a lasting tradition
Whether your child has crooked teeth or you simply want to prevent future orthodontic problems, Dr. Dickey and Dr. Holman can help give your child a confident smile for years to come. With over 55 years of combined experience, we have the expertise to fully care for your child's needs.
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As a parent, you want the best for your child. That includes healthy teeth and a pleasing smile.
Start with regular dental care. The American Dental Association recommends that a child visit the dentist by his or her first birthday, while baby (primary) teeth are emerging. Your dentist
can alert you to any concerns about how the teeth and jaws are developing. But sometimes parents are the first to recognize a problem with the alignment of teeth and jaws.
To have a beautiful and healthy smile, your child needs teeth and jaws that are properly aligned. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that your child get
a check-up with an orthodontist at the first recognition of the existence of an orthodontic problem, but no later than age 7. By then, your child has enough permanent teeth for an orthodontist to determine whether an orthodontic problem exists or is developing. Putting off a check-up with an orthodontist until a child has lost all baby teeth could be a disservice. Some
orthodontic problems may be easier to correct if they’re found early. A check-up no later than age 7 gives your orthodontist the opportunity to recommend the appropriate treatment at the
appropriate time. If early treatment is in order, the orthodontist may be able to achieve results that may not be possible once the face and jaws have finished growing.
While orthodontic treatment most often begins between the ages of 9 and 14, some children’s orthodontic problems can benefit from earlier treatment. If it appears that your child will need treatment at some point, your orthodontist can advise you about the best time to begin. If early treatment is indicated, it can give your orthodontist the chance to:
It’s not always easy to tell when your child has an orthodontic
problem. Even teeth that look straight may be hiding an unhealthy bite. Here are some clues that may indicate the need for orthodontic attention:
Well-aligned teeth look good and feel good. They contribute to
good dental health and the ability to speak, chew and bite. Poorly
aligned teeth can lead to dental problems. Not everyone needs
orthodontic treatment. But if your child does need help, a check-
up no later than age 7 will help your orthodontist provide the most
appropriate treatment at the most appropriate time. Make sure
your child sees an orthodontist for a check-up no later than age 7.
Courtesy of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
In addition to improving oral health, orthodontic treatment can provide the confidence that comes with a healthy, attractive smile for years to come. And you may be pleasantly surprised to find how affordable such a great investment can be. Most orthodontists will work with you to arrive at a payment plan that fits within your budget. In addition, many dental insurance plans now include orthodontic benefits.
Dollar for dollar, when you consider the lifetime benefits of orthodontic treatment, it is truly a great value.
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