You Do Not Need A Referral
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 to determine the optimal time for treatment.
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Keeping A Close Eye On Your Child’s Teeth
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. Call Oak Tree Orthodontist Dr. Ray Lemebdez and schedule an appointment today
Establishing 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 have 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 patient’s 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. Call today and schedule your consultation
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. Take a moment to learn more about Dr. Ray Melendez
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.