The right orthodontic treatment can lead to a lifetime of healthy, happy smiles. That’s why we take your first orthodontic appointment in St. John, IN seriously. Working with you, we 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.
- Straighten teeth for a more attractive smile
- Guide the development of your child’s jaw and facial structures
- Help children avoid more complex treatment as they get older
- Boost your confidence about your smile
To plan a consultation at Orthodontic Alliances, call 219-440-6512. Our office is located at 8626 Wicker Ave., just minutes from Bingo Lake.
Be Proactive About Straight Teeth
Your child should have an orthodontic examination around their 7th birthday. That’s the recommendation of the American Association of Orthodontists. Children usually have a mix of primary and permanent teeth at this age. Our orthodontists can learn a lot at this time about how your child’s teeth will develop.
Another thing to remember is that we can also take actions at that stage that could make other treatments easier when your child is older. Dentofacial orthopedics allows us to guide the development of the jaw and facial bones. This can help teeth erupt correctly, so any alignment issues are less severe.
Let’s Create Great Smiles Together
For good or bad, smiles do affect us in more ways than you may think. Straight teeth are easier to keep healthy because you can brush and floss them more effectively. A nice smile also can affect your self-confidence and how you are perceived by others.
Our team at Orthodontic Alliances wants everyone in your family to enjoy the advantages of straight teeth. When you make your first orthodontic appointment in St. John, IN, we can help you get moving in the right direction. Call 219-440-6512 to visit us.