At Alex J. Mercado DDS, we understand that a child’s dental health is a crucial component of their overall well-being. That’s why Dr. Alex Mercado and his team at our Sacramento practice emphasize the importance of early orthodontic assessments. Located at 1315 Alhambra Blvd. Suite 220, Sacramento, CA, our clinic is dedicated to providing top-notch preventive and corrective pediatric orthodontic care.
Orthodontics goes beyond creating beautiful smiles. It’s a specialized branch of dentistry focused on aligning teeth and jaws to improve oral function and health. Starting this process during childhood can set the stage for a lifetime of robust dental health.
Echoing the American Association of Orthodontists’ guidelines, Alex J. Mercado DDS recommends that children have their first orthodontic consultation at age seven. This critical age offers a window into the child’s oral development, allowing for the early detection of potential orthodontic issues.
Early intervention in orthodontics can be a game-changer. It can help avert the need for more complex treatments later, correct habits that might cause dental problems, simplify future orthodontic procedures, and protect protruding teeth from injuries. These benefits collectively make subsequent treatments, like braces, more straightforward and efficient.
Our approach at Alex J. Mercado DDS is all-encompassing. Dr. Alex Mercado doesn’t just focus on the teeth; he considers the whole picture of a child’s oral health. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, he creates personalized treatment plans that cater to each child’s unique dental landscape.
A healthy smile is a marathon that begins with early orthodontic care. Whether you have concerns about your child’s dental development or are proactive about preventive care, Alex J. Mercado DDS is your partner in this journey. Reach out to Dr. Alex Mercado and his team at (916) 448-5458 and take the first step toward ensuring a radiant, healthy smile for your child’s future.