Friday, June 20, 2014

Summer Summer Summer

Fire up the barbeque and put on the sunglasses, because summer is almost here. Saturday, June 21, marks the first official day of summer! 

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Summer is a time for fun with friends and vacations with the family. But Summer is also the perfect time to address something you’ve been meaning to do all year…get a stunning, perfect smile. 

Between school, homework, sports and friends, you may have felt that you didn’t have time to visit an orthodontist. Or maybe you have been a little apprehensive to start orthodontic treatment during the school year. Whatever the case, when it comes to orthodontics, Summer is by far the most convenient time of year to begin treatment. 

Starting orthodontic treatment during the Summer allows you to complete up to a quarter of your treatment before school starts up again in the fall. And by the time September rolls around, most kids have gotten used to having braces, have established good hygiene habits and are far less self-conscious about their appearance…allowing them to start the new school year with straighter, healthier teeth. 

The goal of orthodontic treatment is a beautiful smile and a good bite. Many people find a beautiful smile adds to self-esteem and self-confidence. But straight teeth give you more than just a great smile, having straight teeth helps reduce your risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Treatment in children or teenagers who are still growing may yield results that may not be possible once the face and jaws have completed their growth. But a healthy bite and good looking smile is just as important for adults as it is for kids…and healthy teeth can be moved at any age. If you recognize any of these signs or concerns in your child or yourself, take some time this Summer to schedule a consultation with Dr. Poser
  • Early or late loss of baby teeth 
  • Difficulty chewing or biting 
  • Mouth breathing Sucking the thumb or fingers, or other oral habits 
  • Crowded, misplaced or blocked-out teeth 
  • Jaws that shift, make sounds, protrude or are recessed 
  • Speech difficulty 
  • Biting the cheek or biting into the roof of the mouth 
  • Protruding teeth 
  • Teeth that meet in an abnormal way or don’t meet at all 
  • Facial imbalance or asymmetry   
  • Grinding or clenching of teeth 
  • Inability to comfortably close lips 
Start your Summer off right…schedule an appointment today and be well on your way to achieving the smile you have always dreamed of.

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