Dr. Alba believes that there is an optimal time to begin orthodontic treatment, and to take advantage of that timing it's important that children have their initial new patient appointment around age 7. For most children, there is not a need for treatment at this age, but it helps establish a baseline to monitor the child's growth and development. For young patients that Dr. Alba feels are not ready to begin treatment, we offer them the opportunity to join our Kids Club. Learn more about this Pre-Orthodontic Guidance Program below and feel free to contact us with any additional questions you may have.
What Does the Kids Club Involve?
Just as you see your general dentist every six months for cleanings and checking for cavities, Dr. Alba believes children can benefit from regular orthodontic check-ups. This enables Dr. Alba to monitor and measure facial growth, make sure baby teeth are coming out on time, and that permanent teeth are able to grow into proper position (minimizing more extensive and lengthy treatment at a later age). These appointments also allow Dr. Alba to stay on top of what type of treatment your child will need and determine when they will be ready to begin.
Smile Rewards Card
When patients enter into our Kid's Club, they get a Smile Rewards Card! They can rack up points to redeem really cool prizes! Here are some things you can do to earn points:
- Be on time for your scheduled appointment
- Brush your teeth after every meal and floss at least once a day
- Visit your dentist twice a year for a check-up and cleaning, and bring us a certificate signed by your dentist or hygienist (click on Smile Rewards to learn more, and download the certificate!)
- Refer your friends and family to Dr. Alba for an examination
- Like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram!
- Schedule Your Next Visit with Dr. Alba
Dr. Alba is a firm believer that every patient should receive the quality treatment they deserve. Each of our patients are treated like family when they come to our practice. If you are interested in learning more about our Kids Club, or would like to schedule an appointment for your child’s next visit, please contact us at 717-697-6393. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and we look forward to seeing you and your child soon!