Kids! Their little smiles are your morning sunshine. So full of optimism and excitement, and we’ll help them embrace that for the rest of their lives. Beginning at age 7, early orthodontic visits are a great way to set them up for continued success. Consider it the “floaties” they wear to keep from sinking—preventative measures that can keep little issues from growing as they do. Most of the time no early treatment is necessary. Dr. Horton’s philosophy is to only treat problems at a young age that can’t be treated as well later, would require a more involved or extensive treatment later, or if there is a social issue where treatment would truly help the child. Basically, she always looks for ways to treat that obtain the best overall outcome in the most efficient way possible.
At Horton Orthodontics, we focus on giving kids positive experiences with every visit. Dr. Horton believes strongly in this, because the relationship a child is able to build with their orthodontist may very well be their first real relationship with a health care provider. She wants to make sure this relationship is top notch so they are more likely to continue to make strong healthcare decisions and seek out treatment when needed throughout their lives. We build a solid game plan and a relationship grounded in trust. The occasional silly face doesn’t hurt either.
Listen to Hailey and her grandma talk about their experience so far with Horton Orthodontics!