Around age 7, children have a mix of baby (primary) and permanent teeth. Having your first free visit as permanent teeth take the place of baby teeth, and as the face and jaws are growing, gives our doctors a lot of information.
If a problem exists, or if one is developing, our doctors are able to advise you on whether treatment is recommended, when it should begin, what form treatment will take, and estimate its length. If you’re thinking about an orthodontic check-up for your child, our consultation is free!
Starting life with a severe underbite, Dr. Schoettger helped align my jaw for the first phase. I was in grade school at the time and he answered my questions, helping me to understand exactly what was happening.
For the second phase, under the care of Dr. Jared Schoettger, my adult teeth were moved to bring my bite into perfect alignment.
Both doctors have a fun sense of humor that made me look forward to seeing them each visit. I'm grateful for my beautiful smile and thank everyone at Schoettger Orthodontics for making it happen!
"Emma's treatment journey is a great example of early interceptive orthodontics!
Her first phase was important to remove functional crossbites and interferences. When she had all of her adult teeth in, we were able to align her teeth into her wonderful smile she has today."