The world of orthodontics has changed dramatically in the past several decades, opening the doors for the possibility of comfortable and effective orthodontic treatment for adults. However, when it comes to orthodontic care, taking action early in life is still the best way to go, and should be started in early childhood whenever possible. Here are 7 reasons why you shouldn’t delay your child’s orthodontic care:
This is Orthodontics from a Teen’s Point of View, in this case, our friend Hawley.
I’m going to warn you, this blog is about a terrifying subject: Obstructive Sleep Apnea. What is that? Imagine you’re sleeping away, nice and peacefully, dreaming sweet dreams about your crush when suddenly, your airway closes, you choke, gag and wake up. You may not even notice because you fall right back asleep, but in reality, this happens many times a night. You may have seen commercials for it, and you are probably thinking, “Isn’t that just in old people?” Actually, it happens in kids and teenagers a lot more than you realize.
Orthodontics from a Teen’s Point of View, in this case, our friend Hawley…
If you’re a teenager like me, worried about getting braces and all the terrifying social implications of looking like a major dork, you may have heard of Invisalign Teen, which is supposed to be much less dorky. Let me “straighten” things out for you. See what I did there?
Dr. Lauson is a traditionally trained specialist in orthodontics who came into the field because he wanted to straighten teeth and create beautiful smiles. The first years after specialty training, he practiced in Denver, Colorado, and performed orthodontics. Initially, he performed treatments like most of his colleagues, using primarily braces, where many cases needed extractions to straighten the teeth. However, after a few years in practice, he became aware of unexplained problems some of his previously treated patients were experiencing. Those problems included headaches, facial pain, and jaw joint pain. He wondered, “Could this have anything to do with what I did to straighten their teeth?” This was very upsetting to him because he not only didn’t know the answer to this question but he also was unaware of how to help these patients. More questions came up and he was now motivated to find answers to many questions he had.
Is getting your kid to the orthodontist like pulling teeth? What hurts your kids hurts you too. Why do orthodontists pull teeth anyway? And where did the concept for braces even come from? That exciting answer, and why we don’t do extractions at New Early Orthodontics (NEO) is…
by Dr. S. Kent Lauson – New Early Orthodontics
It is a long held belief that teeth can only be straightened with braces. But what if we told you there was another way? (And we don’t mean dentures!)
It’s true! Your kids can get straight teeth without braces, extractions or surgeries if they start early enough. Our kids start as early as age 5 and we treat patients up to age 15, helping them avoid braces, when possible. If traditional braces are needed, we can still help, but without expensive surgery or painful teeth extractions.
How does it work?
Thirty years ago, braces where considered bulky, and those who wore them may have been labeled ‘nerdy’. Thankfully, it has evolved since then, not just in the technology that makes it more simple and effective, but also in the overall perception.
No longer “brace face”, kids are excited to get new colored bands and are seeing orthodontics as self- care. Braces and aligners are showing the resources and priority of the wearer, thus removing the stigma once associated to orthodontic care.
NEO is a new concept in orthodontics, demonstrating the next, new, cutting-edge advancement in orthodontic care. More than a simple platitude of kid-focused offices, NEO is introducing technology and practices to disrupt the orthodontic industry.
NEO New Early Orthodontics™ Smiles Sooner!
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Lone Tree, CO 80124
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