Free clinic offers orthodontic exams by 7-years-old for National Orthodontic Health Month
Leamington, ON – Dr. Maxwell Abraham and the team at Abraham Orthodontics offers free orthodontic exams for all children. The first screening exam is recommended by age 7 from the Canadian Association of Orthodontists to prevent complex and surgical treatments.
If your child is approaching the age of seven, it’s time to
make an appointment for an initial exam with your orthodontist. The Canadian Association
of Orthodontists has recommended that the proper age for a child’s first visit
to the orthodontist is no later than seven years of age. “Most often, the orthodontist
will identify a potential problem but recommend monitoring the child’s growth
and development. He or she can spot subtle problems with jaw growth and
emerging teeth while baby teeth are present and recommend starting treatment at
the best possible time to minimize treatment duration cost and complexity,”
says Dr. Maxwell Abraham of Abraham Orthodontics in Leamington. His practice
offers free exams for all children, with no referral required. Children that
are not ready for treatment, enter his Growing Smiles Programs where the
children are seen yearly, at no cost (regardless of insurance) to monitor
growth and dental development.
“Because every patient presents with unique orthodontic problems and growth considerations, the “best age” to start treatment is different for every patient. Therefore, the best time for a consultation with your orthodontist is as soon as a possible problem is noticed.”
Abraham Orthodontics has used community initiatives in the past to raise awareness. Most recently, take-home Math Game Kits at Harrow Public School was sponsored by Dr. Abraham to encourage STEM development through family game nights, while sending the important message of the initial screening orthodontic exam at 7 years old. “It’s a wonderful program the leaders at HPS came up with and we have the intention of making it comprehensive to follow the kids through their time at HPS. If it encourages prevents one child from requiring surgical orthodontic treatment later, its worth it one-hundred and fifty percent!” Dr. Abraham says.
Families can schedule their free orthodontic exam with Abraham Orthodontics at 519-398-89101 or at www.AbrahamOrthodontics.com.
Dr. Maxwell Abraham is a regionally recognized orthodontist at Abraham Orthodontics, founded in 2016. Born and raised in Leamington, the service, affordability and commitment to community have led to various awards, including Windsor-Essex 40 Under 40 and being a finalist 2016-2018 at the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce. He has donated $1 million in free orthodontic exams through his Growing Smiles Program for patients all across Windsor-Essex as well as initiatives in local schools. Follow the team online through the #AOmazing.
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