No more homework. No more tests. It’s official. School is almost out for the summer, and kids and parents alike are celebrating like it’s nobody’s business.
What’s great about summer, besides pool floats that look like popsicles, is that it’s also the perfect time to start orthodontic treatment.
At Wildflower Orthodontics, Dr. Giasi believes that everyone’s smile was born to bloom. And that’s exactly why Dr. Giasi and his entire team go out of their way to not only help their patients get a smile they’ll be proud to show off but to also get a healthier smile.
After all, when teeth are misaligned, you can suffer extensive wear on your enamel and jeopardize the integrity of your teeth. Not only that, but misaligned teeth can also cause headaches as well as making it more difficult to brush and floss.
Two of the main reasons to start treatment this summer are that it will help your child with their self-esteem, and also set them up for a lifetime of strong, healthy teeth and gums. Both of which are extremely important for aesthetic reasons and the longevity of their smile.
When should my child see the orthodontist?
“There is no age limit for getting a great smile, but there is an ideal time to start,” Dr. Giasi says. The American Association for Orthodontics recommends all children be evaluated by a board-certified orthodontist by the time they are 7. Why this early? Because it allows experts like Dr. Giasi a chance to monitor your child’s smile as their permanent teeth are coming in.
As Dr. Giasi says, “By monitoring your child’s smile at regular intervals, I’m able to step in and guide your child’s smile and jaw growth through early intervention methods if it looks like that’s what’s needed.” He also explains that early intervention lets him fix any problems before they become bigger ones. And, in some cases, getting early intervention also means that a child may not need more extensive treatment later – saving time, money, and hassle. Pretty sweet, huh?
What happens at your first appointment?
Some kids, teens and even adults get nervous at their first visit. Yet, the minute they meet the team and Dr. Giasi, that fear floats away like a petal on a fast-moving stream. One of the great things about Wildflower Orthodontics is that they never charge for initial consultations. Not only is the appointment absolutely free, so are the X-rays and any 3D scans they may need to take.
During your child’s visit, the team will show them around the office, take scans and images of their smile, and then you’ll both meet Dr. Giasi. He’ll go over what he sees and provide you with treatment options that best fit your child’s smile goals, their smile needs, and your budget.
What’s the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist?
Dentists are doctors that specialize in the general health of your smile. They clean your teeth. They fill cavities. And they fix problems like gum disease, tooth decay and enamel issues.
Orthodontics, on the other hand, is a specialty within dentistry that looks at diagnosing, preventing and fixing problems like overbites, crossbites or underbites. Of course, fixing these problems makes your smile healthier, but even more so it can change the entire look of your face – making it more balanced and prettier. In order to become an orthodontist, Dr. Giasi attended an additional three years of advanced training at Columbia University to become an expert in tooth movement and facial development.
Wildflower Orthodontics is a practice that is fun, energetic and utterly blooming with smiles. In fact, this locally-owned practice is so loved by the community, they’ve been voted the “Best of Round Rock” two years in a row! So, if you’re looking for affordable treatment for the whole family, plant yourself at Wildflower Orthodontics because there, you’re more than a VIP – you’re treated like a BFFL. (That’s teen-speak for “best friend for life,” in case you didn’t know.)
If you’re thinking about getting treatment at your local dentist, make sure they’re also a board-certified orthodontist, too. If they are – you’re golden. If not, Dr. Giasi strongly suggests that you visit a certified orthodontist to make sure you’re getting what you pay for – a great smile at the end of treatment. After all, orthodontic treatment isn’t cheap.
Don’t wait, summer was made for smiling. Book your free consultation at Wildflower Orthodontics today to watch your child’s self-confidence and self-esteem blossom.
This article is a sponsored collaboration with Wildflower Orthodontics