The American Association for Orthodontists recommends that every child have an orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7. Early detection and treatment gives your child the edge - a much better chance for natural and normal development. One advantage of having Dr. Michael for your child’s dental home is that he monitors their growth & development on a regular basis. Our parents truly appreciate having orthodontic treatment done in our office. This allows them to coordinate cleaning and check-up appointments with ortho appointments. By working with the natural growth instead of against it, Dr. Michael prevents problems from becoming worse, while giving your child a lifetime of beautifully healthy smiles!
Studies have shown that people who have straight teeth are more likely to smile more. This leads to a greater self esteem which may lead to a more fulfilling life.
Types of Braces
Dr. Michael has experience in several techniques for delivering your child’s perfect smile. The most traditional way is the silver braces you remember from childhood. Using silver braces can be the most cost effective and time effective method of treatment.
Ceramic braces use all the same time-proven methods of Silver braces but some of the pieces are made of clear ceramic and are less noticable to others.
When orthodontic care is complete, it is important to keep your child’s teeth aligned with retainers that are worn at night.
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Michael G. Wharton-Palmer, DDS
Pediatric Dental Specialist
Infants | Children | Teens
Healthy Kids Start with Healthy Smiles
Why choose a pediatric dentist?
A Pediatric Dentist, like Dr. Wharton-Palmer, is a specialist dedicated to the oral health of children and the monitoring of their facial growth and development. Our office is designed for treating children from infancy through adolescence, as well as the medically and the physically compromised. In our opinion, taking your child to see a pediatric dental specialist is as important as taking them to see a pediatrician.
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