No Referral needed, call for appointment
Orthodontic problems require specialized care.
Everyone is invited to walk-in, view our new facilities and/or call for a complimentary base line orthodontic appointment. No referral needed for an orthodontic appointment.
On a weekly basis, I see kids that should have been seen much earlier. Typically, I hear the same reason, “I was told by my general dentist to wait until all the baby teeth fall out before going to the orthodontist or I didn’t know I could come to the orthodontist on my own. I thought I needed a referral”. Both are false statements. Orthodontics is time sensitive for skeletal problems. No referrals are needed to schedule a baseline appointment. This appointment is important to determine the optimal time for treatment.
While most Orthodontists are capable of creating a beautiful smile and improving the bite at any age, there is an optimal time to begin orthodontic treatment. Monitoring developing teeth and growth by age 7 will ensure the best results, reduce or eliminate possible future problems, in addition to possibly reducing the amount of time a patient is required to wear braces.
In order to establish a reference point, Dr. Melendez will complete a three-dimensional clinical evaluation along with special radiographs for patients as young as age 7. Research and practice has shown that prior to age 7 the orthodontist’s clinical evaluation will provide invaluable information to the family and pediatric dentist who will follow the process of the young patients development which will effectively influence future orthodontic work. Skeletal problems should be corrected prior to puberty, while bones are moldable, to give the best results and avoid more aggressive treatment.
Why choose Dr. Melendez? After completing dental school, orthodontists complete 3 additional years of full time dental residency training concentrating on skeletal problems, which optimally should be addressed at an early age. Dr. Melendez utilizes the latest technological advances in the industry, such as ceramic braces, along with the latest in computer technology (digital imaging and advanced computer graphics) to ensure that you receive the most effective care possible.
Our orthodontic practice is dedicated to providing the finest quality orthodontic treatment in a friendly, enjoyable and caring environment. It is our goal to:
- Create extremely satisfied patients.
- Create wonderful smiles and excellent bites.
- Create raving and confident referrals.
- Create an enthusiastic and dedicated staff.
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