Children should have an orthodontic consultation by the age of seven. Review patient #1, #3, #7, #8 #9 and #11 to see the difference early treatment can make for your child.  By the age of seven child can be evaluated for any overbites (excessive vertical incisor overlap), cross bites, or crowding that may be present. 

Advantages of early orthodontic treatment may include the following:

  • Increase self-esteem  
  • Possibly eliminate the need for future jaw surgery
  • Avoid extraction of permanent teeth
  • Correct swallowing or speech  problems
  • Alleviate thumb or digit sucking habits
  • Improve the final result

Early treatment has decreased the need to extract teeth from 75% of all patients to about 25%.  And although early treatment can be of great benefit to the growing patient, it is never too late to improve your smile.


Think of people you see as actors, television and ad personalities and models.  What stands out in these people is their great smile!  Adults that were not orthodontically treated when they were young can still receive numerous benefits. See Patient #2 and #6 for adult treatment benefits.  Major benefits include:

  • Eliminate uneven wear or grinding of teeth
  • Reduce symptoms of Temporal Mandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD)
  • Allow access for better oral hygiene
  • Improve self image with a beautiful smile
  • Reduce premature breakdown or loss of teeth and bone that supports the teeth
  • Re-establish space of previously extracted or missing teeth for future bridges or implants
  • Improve self image with a beautiful smile

Come see us and let Dr. Guess tell you how we can help you achieve that Super Smile!