Orthodontic care can make a big difference in someone’s life. This is why your first orthodontic appointment in Portage, IN is so important. Taking action early can:We want to give you a great smile Read Transcript
At our practice, your first orthodontic appointment, which is the initial consult, is always free of charge. We take photographs and X-rays of your teeth, do a brief intraoral exam, and then sit down with you to talk about your diagnosis and treatment plan.
We don't ever want cost to be prohibitive or prevent anybody from coming in from seeing if braces is right for them, or if we could do anything positive for their smile or their bite. We always want to offer free initial consults.
We also offer same-day starts for patients to get their braces on the same day as their first initial consult in order to save time for Mom and Dad and for the patient from having to take off time from work or school.
It's always best to see a child for their initial appointment at about the age of 7 years old because that's when the first permanent teeth started erupting into the mouth, and also we can begin to see the relationship the jaws have taken with one another, and then we can jump in and do anything that is interceptive if we need to. Even if we don't start the same day, we can monitor your child about once every six months and just make sure things are erupting normally.
- Prevent more extensive treatment as children get older
- Guide your child’s jaw and facial development
- Straighten teeth for a healthier mouth
- Give patients greater confidence about their smiles
To schedule your initial orthodontic consultation at Orthodontic Alliances, call 219-841-7795. Our office is located at 3110 Willowcreek Road, just minutes from the Portage Township YMCA.
Get Ahead of Orthodontic Problems Early
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends scheduling an appointment to examine your child’s teeth around their 7th birthday. At that age, most children have a mix of permanent and primary teeth. Their face and jaw are still growing, and that can provide our doctors with a great deal of information.
In most cases, we can let you and your child know if orthodontic care will be likely as they get older. With our variety of options, we are confident we can help your child create a healthy, attractive smile with well-aligned teeth.
If we notice something concerning with their bone structure, we can use dentofacial orthopedics to correct it. Through this process, we can take steps to guide how your child’s bone develops as they grow. This can create room for teeth to erupt easier, which can make orthodontic care easier and more effective when it’s time to begin.
Work With Us on Your Family’s Smiles
Your teeth affect your life in more ways than you may realize. Having straight teeth makes them easier to brush and floss, which makes it easier to maintain your healthy smile for life.
By coming to Orthodontic Alliances, you can get off to a great start with your first orthodontic appointment in Portage, IN. Call 219-841-7795 to plan your visit, and remember to ask about our free consultation and exam.