Growth Guidance Program
At Unique Orthodontics we can save your family time and money with our complimentary Growth Guidance Program. Dr. Bayrakdarian can evaluate your child to determine if early orthodontic treatment is appropriate. Monitoring your child’s dental growth and oral health can be discouraging and confusing, especially when orthodontic care can seem unnecessary for your younger child. The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that all children receive an orthodontic evaluation by age 7. Most children at this age are not yet ready for active orthodontic treatment. However, the orthodontists of Unique Orthodontics will evaluate and monitor your child every 6 months to a year, to screen for any growth issues and determine the right time for orthodontic treatment, if any treatment is needed. Your child would benefit from our Complimentary Growth Guidance Program if you notice any of the following conditions:
- Premature or late loss of baby teeth (Children typically begin losing teeth around age 5 and should have all of their permanent teeth by age 13.)
- Inadequate space for permanent teeth to emerge
- Difficulty biting or chewing – bite misalignment
- Thumb sucking, nail biting and other habits
- Speech impediments
- Crowded front teeth
- Crossbite, underbite, or overbite
- Mouth breathing
- Oral damage from injury
Giving your child a head start in orthodontics can prevent difficult, uncomfortable and time-consuming orthodontic therapies in the future. Bone tissue in children is much softer to change jaw structure and move teeth. Evaluating certain problems at an early stage can minimize any future oral problems like oral surgery and prevent extractions.
Please call our office to schedule your Complimentary Growth Guidance appointment. Your child will receive an extensive pain free evaluation by Dr. Bayrakdarian, who is a licensed specialist, a digital x-ray and a personalized treatment plan for your child.