Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Why choose Daft, Stamos, and Myers?


The number of choices for orthodontic treatment today can be overwhelming.  Options range from traditional private practices (like ours) to managed care offices (corporate dentistry like Western Dental) to do-it-yourself options like Smile Direct Club (please don’t!). The 2 former options should have trained orthodontists who you can actually speak with and who are directing treatment. As trained specialists, we believe you will receive the best care from someone who has dedicated their professional life to treating orthodontics only.  You can check out our February blog for more information on why that matters.

Today we would like to share some reasons why you should visit our offices and why you might consider receiving orthodontic treatment from us.  I think one of the biggest reasons can be simply stated as: we care. Our mission in life is to provide exceptional orthodontic care and excellent service to our patients and their families. From the moment you walk in our door and see Shelby or Lori smiling as they help you through any initial questions or concerns you will begin to understand that this place may be a little different. You will also find that Donna, Mel, and Margie are gentle as they remove the colors from around braces and change wires, and they always take interest in anything happening in your life. Kim and Pat are excellent resources for any financial information and will help you best utilize any insurance benefit.

Drs Daft, Stamos, and Myers all share in this philosophy. All of our decisions are made to benefit you. Yes, we straighten teeth, but we also pay special attention to how your teeth function so that you receive not just a smile that will last a lifetime but also a bite that prevents you from having more problems later in life.

We do braces (and Invisalign and growth modification and much more!), but we treat people.  If you are considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or a friend or family member, give us a call and drop by for a complementary exam.  Find out for yourself how we can help you get the smile you want and deserve.

Sacramento office- 916-441-3925
Fair Oaks office- 916-966-1751

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Early Orthodontic Treatment Part 2

Even though most people think of pre-teens and teens when they think of orthodontics, there are good reasons your child should get an orthodontic evaluation much sooner. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7.  
 Orthodontists can spot subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth while some baby teeth are still present. 
 While your child’s teeth may appear to be straight, there could be a problem that only an orthodontist can detect. 
 The check-up may reveal that your child’s bite is fine. Or, the orthodontist may identify a developing problem but recommend monitoring the child’s growth and development, and then if indicated, begin treatment at the appropriate time for the child. In other cases, the orthodontist might find a problem that can benefit from early treatment. 
 Early treatment may prevent more serious problems from developing and may make treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated. In some cases, the orthodontist will be able to achieve results that may not be possible once the face and jaws have finished growing. 
  Early treatment may give your orthodontist the chance to: 
 • guide jaw growth 
 • lower the risk of trauma to protruded front teeth 
 • correct harmful oral habits • improve appearance 
 • guide permanent teeth into a more favorable position 
 • improve the way lips meet 
  Through an early orthodontic evaluation, you’ll be giving your child the best opportunity for a healthy, beautiful smile. Because patients differ in both physiological development and treatment needs, the orthodontist’s goal is to provide each patient with the most appropriate treatment at the most appropriate time.
If you have questions about whether or not your child should be seen we are more than happy to conduct a complimentary examination for you. A referral from your child’s dentist is not necessary but we will communicate our findings to you child’s dentist. If we feel that your child is not ready to benefit from treatment we will monitor your child’s dental development on a regular basis until it is the ideal time to intervene.
916-441-3925 Sacramento
916-966-1751 Fair Oaks

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