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January 24, 2013

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Dr. Jorge Peralta and his staff of friendly professionals would like to remind our patients that February is Children’s Dental Health Month in the United States. During this month, dentists and orthodontists across the country focus on providing their young patients and their families with tips on how to take care of their teeth so that they can achieve beautiful, healthy smiles that will last a lifetime.

We are very proud to be a leading Seattle, WA orthodontist office that treats patients in the greater Seattle area as well as those living in Burien. Dr. Peralta believes that great orthodontic care is so much more than straight teeth. It’s about preserving your teeth for the duration of your life by having them precisely positioned so that you have a healthy bite and enhanced facial aesthetics.

During Children’s Dental Health Month, Dr. Peralta and his staff will be focused on helping our young patients and their parents learn how to care for their teeth at home. We know that it’s common during the year to get caught up with your active lifestyle. When you are busy, it’s easy to put important things off like teaching your children how to properly brush or floss so that they develop good habits early that they carry with them throughout adulthood. When you take the time to teach your child how to properly care for his/her teeth, gums and mouth, he or she will develop good oral health habits to ensure that he or she has a healthy and attractive smile that will endure a lifetime.

Orthodontics for Children is Important All 12 Months of the Year

Not only is orthodontic treatment for children important during Children’s Dental Health Month, but for the other 11 months of the year as well. If your child has crooked teeth or an uneven bite and it goes untreated, he or she may grow up to be very self-conscious. And, more seriously, untreated malocclusions and crooked teeth can lead to all types of serious health problems so getting your child’s teeth straightened while he or she is young is of the utmost importance.

There Are Many Options Available in Children’s Orthodontic Treatment

Today, there are more orthodontic treatment options available to kids than ever before. In addition to traditional metal braces, we also offer clear ceramic braces, Incognitio lingual braces and Invisalign for our teen patients. The Invisalign system consists of a series of clear, smooth aligners that gradually move teeth into place. Invisalign is available to some of our late teen and adult patients who want to perfect their smiles without having to wear visible, metal braces.

Dr. Peralta would like to encourage parents to schedule appointments for their children during Children’s Dental Health Month for a preliminary orthodontic consultation and exam. Even if you forget to schedule an appointment in February, you can still do so at any time of the year as it won’t be too late to set your child up with his or her first Seattle orthodontist visit. During this first appointment, our team will determine if your child needs treatment and if so, when the most optimal time for treatment is. Early orthodontic care can provide your child with a huge advantage for the future concerning his or her oral health. Contact our Seattle orthodontics office today to set up your child’s first visit!