Results and Benefits   

Addressing Orthodontic Problems Early

Mission Statement

Creating Stellar Smiles through personalized orthodontic care for children and adults.

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Advanced Care

Creating Stellar Smiles offers state-of-the-art, advanced orthodontic care, including Acu-Myopulse Therapy, Diode Laser, and Clear Aligner therapy.

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Regardless of a patient’s age, orthodontics provide a multitude of benefits:

  • Improved Bite.
  • Healthier Teeth and Gums.
  • More Beautiful Smile.
  • Increased Self-Esteem.

It’s difficult to maintain good oral hygiene with crooked and crowded teeth, and, untreated, these problems lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and even tooth loss.

By addressing orthodontic problems early, some problems can be reduced in severity or even eliminated. Early orthodontic intervention also influences the patient's jaw growth and facial profile.

While early intervention does not usually eliminate the need for comprehensive orthodontic treatment later, it does help shorten treatment time and allow the use of lighter forces with less discomfort.

Remember, no referrals are necessary to see orthodontic specialist Dr. Gail Lundquist-Tobias, so contact Creating Stellar Smiles today.

At What Age Should Children Begin Orthodontic Treatment?

Young boy smilingThe AAO (American Association of Orthodontists) recommends the first visit to an orthodontist occur at age 7. Dr. Gail offers a FREE initial exam to determine the child’s orthodontic needs. The majority of pre-adolescent patients do not require early intervention.

 While the child may not be ready to start treatment, an early examination allows Dr. Gail to determine when a child’s problem should be treated for maximum improvement with the smallest possible investment of time and expense.

Most patients begin treatment between the ages of 11-13 when of the majority of their permanent teeth have erupted. However, in some cases, early interceptive treatment is necessary to control growth issues or prevent damage caused by habits such as thumb sucking or tongue thrusting.

Even if interceptive treatment is not needed, Dr. Gail will regularly monitor those young patients throughout the eruption of their permanent teeth. During these recall visits, the doctor notes any changes she sees and advises when comprehensive treatment should begin. There is no charge for this service.

To learn more, contact Creating Stellar Smiles today.

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