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Have you asked your child’s dentist whether he might need braces in the future?
If you have, he or she likely suggested you contact an orthodontist. What’s the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist?
Orthodontists have completed dental school and then gone on to an additional two to three years of specialized education.. Only those who successfully complete this formal education may call themselves “orthodontists,” and only orthodontists can be members of the American Association of Orthodontists.
Bottom line? Make sure your child sees the dentist for regular cleanings and check-ups, but see an orthodontist if you have questions about braces or an orthodontic treatment plan.
When should you go in for that first visit? You might be surprised to learn that 7 is the best age for an evaluation.
Why so young? Well, while most kiddos will start treatment between 9 and 14, some children’s problems may benefit from earlier treatment. A better bite isn’t just about a pretty picture! Misaligned teeth can lead to improper wear on teeth and gums, difficulties with speaking and eating, and other problems that will likely get worse without treatment. Getting in sooner means keeping her looking and feeling picture perfect!
If you have more questions about braces or other orthodontic topics, our friends at Smiles would be glad to answer them. You can take your 7 year old (or bigger kid) in for an absolutely FREE first consultation.
You can also catch up with them around town this summer. They’ll be at the Regal Summer Movie Express @ Longston starting the end of June, and at the concerts in the park on July 12 at Pioneer Park and August 23rd at Bradley Lake. And, their Graham location will officially be open on June 16th.
To schedule your first, FREE evaluation just head here or call (253) 848-4537 They’d love to meet you and your 7 year old, but they’re also glad to work with older tweens and teens, and grown-ups, too! Our 13 year old is a Smiles patient, and I promise you won’t find a friendlier crew
You can also still save hundreds of dollars if you do start treatment by mentioning Sounds Fun Mom! Woot! You can see the details on that below. Note that it applies to new patients at the start of treatment. That first consult is still Free.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. We are super grateful for the sponsors who keep this site up, and we’d love for you to mention Sounds Fun Mom when you visit them! Thanks for doing that!