By: Dr. Kristin L. Huber
As summer is winding down, Atlanta’s party scene is heating up! One of the best parties of the summer is the Summer Sizzle that benefits Children’s Healthcare Of Atlanta. West Paces Ferry Orthodontics is proud to be sponsoring this amazing event. Dr. Huber and Dr. Yurfest have been affiliated with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for many years. Dr. Yurfest has been a part of the staff for over 20 years. Dr. Huber is a member of the craniofacial and cleft palate team. She is also active in her local FRIENDS group. FRIENDS is the community volunteer organization of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. They raise millions of dollars each year on behalf of Children’s Healthcare.
This year’s summer send-off party will take place on Friday, August 26th, 2016. The event starts at 8 p.m. and will last until 12 a.m. at the chic Summerour Studios in midtown. Planners expect more than 400 Atlantans will attend and show their support for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Guests will enjoy catering by Epting Events, summer cocktails, and music by Anita, a Motown band. There will also be an exciting silent auction, featuring rare art and travel deals. So, put on your summer whites and we will see you there!
Choosing The Optimal Time For Treatment
While orthodontic treatment most often begins between the ages of 9 and 14, some orthodontic problems are easier to correct if they’re treated early. If it appears that treatment will be needed, your orthodontist can advise you as to the ideal time to begin and should be evaluated by the age of 7. This gives your orthodontist the best chance to:
- Guide jaw growth
- lower the risk of trauma to protruded front teeth
- Correct harmful oral habits
- Improve appearance and self-esteem
- Guide permanent teeth into a more favorable position
- Improve the way lips meet
Signs Your Child’s Bite Isn’t Right
It’s not always easy to tell when your child has an orthodontic problem. Even teeth that look straight may be hiding a problem bite. Here are some clues that may indicate the need for Orthodontic attention:
- Early or late loss of baby teeth
- Difficulty in chewing or biting
- Breathing through the mouth
- Crowded, misplaced, or blocked-out teeth
- Jaws that are to far forward or back
- Biting the check or biting into the roof of the mouth
- Protruding teeth
- Upper and lower teeth that don’t meet, or meet in an abnormal way
- An unbalanced facial appearance
- Grinding or clenching of the teeth
Orthodontist are dental specialist who diagnose, prevent, and treat dental and facial irregularities. They receive an additional two to three years of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth.
Give Your Child the Gift of a Healthy Smile
Not only do well-aligned teeth look good and feel good, they also are important to good dental health. Poorly aligned teeth can lead to dental problems. Not everyone needs orthodontic treatment. But if your child does need help, it pays to start treatment when you have the greatest chance for success. Make sure your child receives an orthodontic check-up no later than age seven.