November 20th is Universal Children’s Day. Castle Pines Orthodontics provides our young patients with the highest quality orthodontic treatment in a caring, friendly and professional environment. We believe that orthodontics is about more than straightening teeth. For this month’s blog, we will talk about what this day means and how we give our young patients the best orthodontic care in the Castle Pines, CO area.
What is Universal Children’s Day?
In short, day exists to show kids around the world that they all matter. November 20th, the official day of celebration, signifies the date when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. Later in 1989, on this same day they adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. If you believe that the children are our future, just like we do, then you too deserve to celebrate this iconic holiday! According to their website, The United Nations first acknowledged World Children’s Day in 1954 to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare.
We at Castle Pines believe that the children are our future. This day gives us a way to show our younger patients that they matter to us. Braces and orthodontic correctors aren’t just for teens. They’re for anyone who desires straighter teeth, a better smile, and most importantly, better dental health. Dr. Dunbar provides care for children. Early orthodontic correction can lead to a lifetime of healthy smiles for your child.
Early Orthodontic Treatment in Castle Pines, Colorado
Castle Pines Orthodontics is 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
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends children to see an orthodontist before they turn eight years old. While this may seem early, phase one orthodontics can help prevent more severe problems later in life. Our office in Castle Pines works with families to determine the best level of care.
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The goal of our practice is to create beautiful smiles, while helping our patients realize the benefits of increased self-confidence and an improved quality of life. We understand the concerns of each individual patient and strive to anticipate their needs. From start to finish, patients are taken care of like family. Visit our website and schedule an appointment today!