What is the Kids’ Club?
Our Kids’ Club is designed for young patients who are not yet ready for orthodontic treatment and have been placed on recall (Growth & Development program). This program enables us to monitor the eruption patterns of the permanent teeth, make sure the roots of baby teeth are being resorbed, and monitor the growth of the jaws for harmony. Sometimes, poor eruption patterns of permanent teeth may be eliminated with early removal of baby teeth which may reduce the treatment time required for braces.
We will notify your general dentist of any recommendations made during your visit. We normally see the patients on recall every 6, 9, or 12 months to observe their progress as they grow. There is no fee for this program, and it helps Dr. Bronsen determine the optimum time to begin treatment and achieve the best possible result for your child. For some children, it prevents an impacted tooth and the surgery that often comes with an impacted tooth! That’s kind of a big deal!
We have hundreds of children in our Kids’ Club. Why so many? Because we do not recommend unnecessary early (interceptive) orthodontic treatment and it is our goal to treat children one time and one time only whenever possible.