Before you come in, please feel free to ask any of our staff members questions or voice your concerns. We want to make sure that you are comfortable before you even come into our office. We can send you all required paperwork so you can save time by filling everything out at home, if you choose. During your appointment, our staff will be attentive and ready to answer any questions. We will do everything we can to ensure you have a good visit.
First, we want to encourage you to visit an orthodontist whenever you have questions or concerns about the alignment of your teeth or the functionality of your bite. It’s especially important to visit Dr. Amy Richter when you have a hard time biting, chewing, or speaking or when one, two, or more of your teeth are crooked or protruding from your mouth. At this time, it’s best to come into our office.
It’s recommended to take your child in for an orthodontic examination when they are 7 years old, according to the American Academy of Orthodontics. This is important because your child’s smile is growing rapidly at this age. If there is a problem that can be treated early, the smile will adapt to change easier than a smile that is older. An examination at an early age is also recommended because it helps ensure proper eruption with the permanent teeth. If there are any issues, like if there isn’t enough space in the mouth for the permanent teeth, then they can be treated as soon as possible.
Now remember: Children, teens, and adults can all benefit from orthodontic treatment. So if you or a loved one suffers from a crooked, unhealthy mouth, please feel free to call Amy Richter Orthodontics in Buffalo, New York, at (716) 631-9924 and schedule an appointment. We are happy to help you achieve the top-notch smile you deserve!