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Finding a dentist that is a good match for your family can be challenging. We sat down with a few of the area’s top dental providers to hear the latest about their practices and to get their advice on how your family can have the cleanest, and brightest smiles in 2020.
Dr. Lindsey Wurtzel, DDS
Wurtzel Family Dentistry
4554 Washtenaw Ave.
734-971-2675 | annarbordentist.com
What sets your practice apart?
We are a true family practice, Donald started the practice over 35 years ago and his daughter, Lindsey joined 9 years ago and son, Ben 7 years ago. We love seeing many generations of families, including children for all their dental needs. We pride ourselves on having the newest technology while still maintaining a family welcoming atmosphere.
What’s one thing parents need to know about supporting their child’s dental health?
Dental health is extremely important to a child’s overall health. Good oral hygiene, a healthy diet and regular dental check-ups are essential to a child’s being.
What is a common question you get asked by parents and what is your response?
We are often asked when should they bring their child for their first dental check up? It is recommended to come anytime from 6-12 months or after the eruption of teeth.
Katherine A. Kelly, DDS, PHD, MS
1245 Industrial Drive, Saline
734-429-7676 | www.drkatherinekelly.com
What sets you apart?
We are a friendly, family-oriented team that provides exceptional care and personalized treatment options utilizing state-of-the-art technology. Call our office today to arrange a complimentary consultation so that we can evaluate your occlusion (bite) and smile!
When should children get a check-up with an orthodontist?
The AAO and ADA recommend your child have a check-up with an orthodontist at the first recognition of an orthodontic problem or about 7 years of age. By then, your child has enough permanent teeth for an orthodontist to determine whether an orthodontic problem exists or is developing. If early treatment is in order, the orthodontist may be able to achieve results that would not be possible once the face and jaws have finished growing.
What is the average age and duration of orthodontic treatment?
When early treatment is indicated, it may begin as early as age 7 and last for about 12 months. The more typical patient begins comprehensive treatment when the permanent teeth have erupted about age 12. This treatment may be achieved with traditional full braces or aligners and usually takes 12-24 months to complete.