It’s November, and the Crane & Seager orthodontic offices in Fort Collins and Loveland, Colorado are preparing to celebrate our young ones on the 20th, as well as every other day of the year. Our expert doctors, Dr. Crane and Dr. Seager, are experienced orthodontists that hold one of the highest Invisalign designations as Platinum Invisalign Providers. They also have extensive training in treating children and teens aged 9 to 17 years old.
What is Universal Children’s Day? Crane & Seager Explains
The United Nations first established World Children’s Day in 1954 as a way to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare. It started to show children around the world that they matter to adults. Every year, groups around the world use this time to make sure they are meeting the needs of families and ensuring the success of future generations. The date shows when the UN General Assembly signed the Declaration of the Rights of the Child as well as the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989. At Crane & Seager, we believe children are the future, so we are happy to acknowledge this holiday like any other!
How Does Crane & Seager Support Children?
In our Fort Collins and Loveland, Colorado dental offices, we offer several orthodontic treatments for children and teens to achieve their ideal smile. There are several types of orthodontic treatments available for children, many of which hold the potential to stave off larger problems down the road. If our children are to succeed in leading the world, we want to help them do it with a bright and healthy smile.
While there is no exact age for children to begin orthodontic treatment, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends visiting the orthodontist around age seven. By this age, most children have a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth, making it easier for the orthodontist to diagnose and correct tooth and jaw problems sooner and without surgery.
Early Orthodontic Treatments at Crane & Seager in Ft Collins and Loveland, Colorado
Dr. Crane and Dr. Seager are able to do the following for your child:
- Correct and guide the growth of your child’s jaw to help the permanent teeth come in straight
- Regulate the width of the upper and lower arches
- Create more space for crowded teeth
- Avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions later in life
- Correct thumb sucking and help improve minor speech problems
For parents, it’s not always easy to know if your child may need orthodontic treatment. Here are a few things to be aware of to help you spot potential orthodontic problems with your child’s smile early.
- Early or late loss of baby teeth
- A hard time chewing or biting food
- Mouth breathing
- Finger or thumb sucking
- Crowded, misplaced, or blocked teeth
- Jaws that pop or make sounds when opening and closing
- Teeth that come together abnormally, or do not come together at all
- Jaws and teeth that are not proportionate to the rest of the face
- Crowded front teeth around age seven or eight
Contact our Crane & Seager Orthodontics office in Fort Collins or Loveland, Colorado to plan your child’s first visit. Remember, early treatment now will give your child a healthy, beautiful smile for the future.
Schedule an Appointment in Fort Collins or Loveland, Colorado
Whether you choose an Invisalign appliance or traditional metal braces, our Crane & Seager Orthodontics expert team will guide and encourage you each step of the way. Conveniently call our office or schedule an appointment online to learn more about how our team can help you achieve your dream smile.