At Dailey Orthodontics, our 7 & Up Club involves far more than children’s braces in Poquoson. In fact, most children who first see Dr. Dailey at age 7 don’t need braces at all!
When your child joins our 7 & Up club, Dr. Dailey simply takes that opportunity to evaluate their bite and jaw alignment while they have a mixture of both baby and adult teeth. During this unique period of development, some children are able to avoid future extractions, braces, or even surgery with some well-timed preventative measures.
Many children in our 7 & Up Club have no need for preventative orthodontic care. They benefit from their early evaluation nonetheless, however, because Dr. Dailey is able to monitor their growth and development over the next few years. In cases where a child will need braces as a teenager, this early evaluation ensures that their braces treatment starts at exactly the right time for their best possible outcome.
Ultimately, only a trained orthodontist can be sure if your child would benefit from early treatment or children’s braces, since many potential problems may not be visibly apparent until prevention is too late. However, if you observe any of the following signs in your child, then we recommend bringing your child to see Dr. Dailey for an early evaluation.
To learn more about how we can help your child achieve their best smile, contact us to request a FREE Dailey Orthodontics Smile Assessment for children. During this no-obligation assessment, you and your child will receive a tour of either our Hampton orthodontic office or our Poquoson orthodontic office, a complete orthodontic exam with x-rays, and a comprehensive treatment consultation with Dr. Curtis Dailey. During your consultation, Dr. Dailey will discuss how your child’s jaw and teeth are developing, as well as any recommendations for current or future treatments. He will also be happy to answer any questions you may have. Call 757.826.5075 or click here to schedule an appointment today!