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Congratulations on taking the first step in learning more about orthodontic treatment and braces for your child.
Many parents are not quite sure when their child should be seen by an orthodontist. Below are some of the most commonly asked questions.
Should you wait until your dentist recommends braces?
No. An orthodontist should see your child by his or her 7th birthday.
Have you noticed your child chewing differently or complaining of jaw pain?
Schedule an appointment with Simply Orthodontics to see if your child’s bite is misaligned. Early detection can avoid later surgery!
Have you noticed your child hiding their smile?
Smiling is your child’s natural reaction to happiness! Don’t let your child hide his or her happiness from anyone, especially themselves! Schedule your appointment today at any of our orthodontic offices in MA to unlock all the confidence you can!
You make decisions daily that affect the outcome of your child’s life. Some of the biggest decisions are purchasing a car, paying for college and braces. Braces will truly change your child’s life and their future. A constant question in the back of every parent’s mind is: how do I help ensure these are the best years of my child’s life? So many firsts will happen while in your care: first day of middle school, first presentation in class, first date, first kiss, first job. The real world will take over soon enough. There’s no reason to let your child’s smile ruin any of this. When they look back at these years, every mom and dad hopes their child will have wonderful memories. But, a crooked or spaced smile can blemish these smiles unnecessarily, because orthodontics can quickly and easily give them a sensational smile that will last a lifetime.
Orthodontic exams, not braces, are recommended when a child turns age 7. This exam allows Orthodontist, Dr. Alkhoury and his associates to assess any potential obstacles to your child’s growth and development. Treatment at an early age can be more minimally invasive which can save your child time in treatment later, save permanent teeth from being extracted, and can even help avoid future jaw surgery. There is no need to worry or feel like a bad parent if your child is over age 7. Just be sure to call and schedule your Simply Orthodontic Consultation today so that our Orthodontist can evaluate if braces and orthodontic treatment should begin now.
During the middle school years or between the ages of 10-13 can be the best time to begin orthodontic treatment. During this time your child is still growing which allows for easier tooth movement and jaw alignment that may not be possible without surgeries or extractions if treatment begins later in life.
A beaming smile is a gift you can give your child that will last a lifetime. A proud smile that will give them confidence in all they do.
Simply Orthodontics can help you or your loved one achieve a smile that benefits your dental health as much as it increases confidence. However, we want you to feel confident that your choice in an orthodontist is the right one. Follow the steps below to start your journey towards the smile you’ll love for a lifetime!