Dr. Walker and her team are thrilled to announce the launch of the Smile Spies Club, a special complimentary program that helps us investigate your child’s teeth during the critical stages of growth and development that occur prior to puberty. This observation program helps us discover, detect and prevent issues from surfacing and ensure your child’s jaw growth is on track and teeth are emerging as planned. Ultimately, this special club helps us stay three steps ahead and thoroughly assess the right time for orthodontic treatment.
Why Early Detection is Important
As is often the case with medical treatment, timing is of the essence. Yet in Orthodontics, timing can vary greatly from child to child. That’s just one reason why we’re passionate believers in the power of early orthodontic detection and intervention. Anywhere between 4 and 7 years old is the ideal time to catch warning signs and swiftly remedy certain issues before they require more invasive, costly procedures to correct.
Early treatment can be life-changing for many children. It can provide space for adult teeth to erupt, prevent future adult tooth impaction, may reduce tooth grinding, eliminates trauma or breakage of protrusive front teeth, prevents gum recession, modifies growth for a balanced and aligned facial and jaw structure, and boosts self-confidence. In addition, early intervention and treatment may prevent invasive dentofacial orthopedic surgeries and adult tooth extractions in the future.
The moral of the story: there’s often more than meets the eye, yet if we work together, we can spot the early warning signs and intercept problems before they arise.
What’s In It for Kids
An adventure to remember! With a gift bag full of goodies to keep your child’s spy skills sharp – including an invisible ink pen, flashlight, spy notebook, magnifier, sticker, and an official club membership card- Walker Orthodontics has an element of fun, surprise and delight in store for kids who join the club. With every appointment, your child will receive a cool sticker to add to their club membership card, and once they’ve completed their spy mission (attended every visit), they’ll win a prize! This ensures their adventure to the Orthodontist is filled with excitement, instead of fraught with boredom or fear. And best of all, it’s completely complimentary.
If you have any questions about what to expect during each phase of the Smile Spies Club, just ask!