Starting Orthodontics Early
When people think of orthodontists, they usually picture teens in braces. But kids can benefit from an early visit to the doctor as well! Around age 7, children are growing quickly and often have a combination of permanent and baby teeth, which makes it the perfect time to introduce them to their orthodontic team. Here's why you should schedule a free consultation for your 7-year-old:
See the Warning Signs
For most kids, their first trip to Alizadeh & Schreiner just helps establish a baseline. However, some things we think are normal childhood behavior can be indicators of a potential issue, and serve as an opportunity for proactive treatment. Things like protruding teeth, thumb sucking, or teeth crowding are all problematic signs your child may start to experience before they have a full set of adult teeth.
Avoid Bigger Issues
Like other medical issues, untreated orthodontic problems can go from manageable to challenging pretty quickly. When you bring your 7-year-old in to see an orthodontist, you’re making the smart choice to be proactive and minimize the risk of extensive future care.
Get to Know Us!
Visiting the orthodontist can be scary the first time around, which is why we've done everything possible to make sure our office is kid-friendly and a fun experience for all ages. When we get to meet your family early, we build up trust and orthodontic knowledge right away, which leads to better outcomes later on.
The staff here is upbeat, positive and kind. I actually look forward to coming in. The doctors are very knowledgeable, patient and understanding. The whole experience here has been top-notch! They maintain a very fun environment and approach their work with unshakeable compassion and optimism. Definitely the best experience I've had with any dental group! - Vincent
Get In Touch
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2997 Clarkson Road, Suite #200
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: (636) 394-5455
Fax: (636) 394-5163
Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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