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A NEW LOOK FOR A NEW SCHOOL YEAR HOW A BEAUTIFUL SMILE CAN SET YOUR KIDS UP FOR A BETTER LIFE
If you have school-aged kids who headed back to the classroom in August, then you’re probably familiar with the ritual of back-to-school shopping. No doubt your son or daughter dragged you to the mall and then schlepped back and forth from the dressing room a dozen times to model new looks with a critical eye toward the mirror. “Who will I be this year?” they were probably wondering. “And will these clothes help make that happen?” Studies have shown that new clothes can change how you interact with the world, and the right ones can boost confidence and lower stress. As Vogue magazine put it, “Your closet isn’t frivolous; it contains a myriad of channels to heightened performance, a selection of gateways to the best version of yourself.” But even more than a new outfit, a straight, white smile can make all the difference in your child’s self- confidence and bump up their social capital.
treatment to straighten crooked teeth, spread out crowded ones, and correct a misaligned bite. I’ll happily examine your kids for free to evaluate their teeth, bite, and jaw alignment. Like the American Association of Orthodontics, we recommend that you bring your kids in for their first evaluation at 7 years old. But, if they’re long past that age, late is always better than never. Some kids don’t need any early orthodontic treatment, but if they do, then identifying problems while they’re still young can save them pain and you money. Sometimes that early exam can spare your child from having adult teeth removed or needing braces or jaw surgery down the line. A simple appliance like an expander can stave off recession and bone loss, drastically improve their facial development, and keep them healthy and looking their best for years to come.
a free evaluation. But, if you need a bit more convincing, behaviors you can check for might indicate your son or daughter needs early orthodontic treatment: If they have a speech impediment; rely on mouth- breathing; have protruding, crowded, or unevenly spaced teeth; suck their thumb or finger at an age older than 3; or have difficulty biting or chewing, then you should make an appointment right away. Luckily, we tend to have more appointment openings in our schedule in September, with kids back at school and parents busy with after-school activities. So, you should be able to have your child seen even more quickly than usual. Really, all it takes is one phone call to get them on the right track for a bright, even smile. If you want to set your son or daughter up for success this school year, and for all the ones to come, call Marshall Orthodontics today at 864-336-2965 to book a free early evaluation. I’d love to give their confidence a boost!
“Some kids don’t need any early orthodontic treatment, but if they do, then identifying problems while they’re still young can save them pain and you money.”
Here at Marshall Orthodontics, my team and I love helping give kids that confidence boost, starting with early orthodontic
Even if your children’s teeth look great, we always recommend bringing them in for
– Dr. William Marshall
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