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Category: Kids Orthodontics

Why Early Orthodontic Treatment Is Crucial

Posted on October 18, 2022

While we all want our children to grow well and healthy, many people overlook the significance of giving children proper dental and orthodontic care. Taking care of your children’s oral health in their early stages of growth is crucial, especially when they still have milk teeth and young jaws. In fact, according to the American… Read more »


Tips for Your Kid’s First Orthodontist Appointment

Posted on September 30, 2022

Orthodontists provide a variety of procedures to straighten crooked teeth, repair poor bites, and properly align the jaws. Pediatric orthodontists specialize in correcting crooked teeth in children, using appliances such as braces or aligners to correct or prevent orthodontic issues. Baby teeth begin to grow as early as six weeks during prenatal development, according to… Read more »


Halloween Candy Guide: The Do’s & Don’ts with Braces

Posted on September 26, 2022

With Halloween quickly approaching, the expert team here at Silver Smiles Orthodontics can’t wait to celebrate the spookiest day of the year! However, some Silver Smiles patients might be wondering, “What candy can I enjoy with braces this Halloween?” Have no fear, we’re here with a helpful guide on what candies are and aren’t good… Read more »


3 Teeth and Mouth Facts to Share With Your Kids

Posted on September 23, 2022

Children must learn how to maintain their dental hygiene early in life in order to create healthy habits that will last their entire lives. According to the California Association of Orthodontists, baby teeth will begin to form as early as 6 weeks into fetal development. Dental care is a journey that begins before a child… Read more »


Myths About Orthodontic Treatments

Posted on October 4, 2021

Being that October is National Orthodontic Health Month, this is the best time to set those annoying Orthodontic myths straight.   Myth 1: Orthodontic treatment is expensive: Treatments can be complex and last two years or as little as a few months, so we carefully customize treatment plan options that give the patients flexibility and… Read more »


WHEN IT COMES TO SEEING AN ORTHODONTIST, SEVEN IS YOUR LUCKY NUMBER

Posted on May 10, 2019

Seeing An Orthodontist Early, By Age 7, Can Prevent Many Problems From Occurring Later According to the American Association of Orthodontics, the best way to prevent many orthodontic issues is through early detection and intervention. This is most easily accomplished at age 7. Although 7 might seem too young for braces, it is at this age that orthodontists… Read more »


Types of early treatment

Posted on January 17, 2018

A) Space Maintainers Did you know that baby teeth are actually very important for your child’s development? Until the adolescent years, they will not only help your youngster bite and chew (i.e., get proper nutrition) and speak correctly but also help guide the permanent teeth underneath them into proper position. In fact, one of the… Read more »


Correcting bad habits

Posted on January 15, 2018

When you bring your child in for an early orthodontic screening we can help you recognize and correct any habits your child has that could be detrimental to the alignment of their teeth and jaw. Again, the earlier the better around age 7, as any needed treatment is easier, faster and potentially less expensive if… Read more »


When Earlier Treatment Is Better

Posted on November 15, 2017

For many of our patients, we recommend treatment around ages 11-14, when all of the baby teeth are gone and many of the permanent teeth are in place. Sometimes there are conditions that are easier to treat when detected early as mentioned above during the initial evaluation at around 7 years of age. Your child’s… Read more »


Early Orthodontic Treatment

Posted on October 20, 2017

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children see an orthodontist by age 7. This age is chosen because most children have their upper and lower front teeth as well as their first permanent molars (6 year molars). While most children do not need treatment at age 7, it is important to identify dental and… Read more »


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