At what age should my child see an orthodontist?
Even though most people think of teenagers when they think of orthodontics, there are many good reasons your child should visit Dr. Newell for a complimentary orthodontic evaluation much sooner. Dr. Newell and the American Association of Orthodontists recommend that all children be seen by an orthodontist by age seven for their first orthodontic evaluation. Although this may seem early, Dr. Newell is trained to identify subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth while some baby teeth are still present.
What is the Observation Deck Recall Club?
At Newell Orthodontics, we want to make sure that every child receives the best care at the right time, so we created our Observation Deck Recall Club. If, at your child's initial orthodontic evaluation, Dr. Newell determines that orthodontic treatment is not necessary now but is anticipated in the future, we may recommend enrollment in our Observation Deck Recall Club where Dr. Newell will monitor your child's jaw growth and tooth development at regular intervals.
By monitoring your child's jaw growth and tooth development, Dr. Newell can spot problems as they develop and recommend treatment at the optimal time to prevent more serious problems from occurring, which often makes orthodontic treatment shorter and less complicated.
Are there any fees associated with the Observation Deck Recall Club?
Your child's initial orthodontic evaluation is complimentary, however, if additional X-rays, diagnostic records, or treatment are necessary, these may involve an additional cost. If so, all applicable fees will be discussed with you at that time.
Seeing your child regularly for recall appointments allows us to educate them on the importance of good oral hygiene, monitor their tooth development and get them excited about their smile, and having Dr. Newell evaluate your child early can pay dividends for you in peace of mind and knowledge of what future treatment your child may need for a beautiful, healthy smile.