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October 10, 2019
Thank you, Tampa Bay Parenting, for the opportunity to pen this piece on today’s orthodontic practice in general, and our regional locations of Blue Wave Orthodontics and Kids Smiles Pediatric Dentistry.
Our locations throughout Tampa Bay, Wesley Chapel, St. Petersburg and Health Park East in Bradenton, provide the highest level of care and experience for you and your children.
Whether your children need fillings, a thorough cleaning or if you and/or your children require braces or Invisalign, Blue Wave Orthodontics and Kids Smiles Pediatric Dentistry has the experience and expertise to make it a fun, fast, easy and affordable process. We explain everything as we go, and we love to teach. That is what sets us apart: We are constantly learning and teaching, as we all STILL love what we do.
Our Senior Doctors have over 100 years of experience! Dr. Jackson has 42 years, Dr. Feldman has 37 years, Dr. McDowell has 31 years and Dr. Sierra, 25 years! Our newer doctors have been with us over several years, and if you add their experience to the mix, our amazing and award-winning staff boasts almost 400+ years of experience collectively!
All of this is to make sure that YOU and YOUR family not only attain the most excellent results, but also the most amazing dental experience.
Our pediatric dentists are extremely well trained, highly skilled and have the latest equipment for decay detection, decay prevention and all the necessary information and knowledge to make sure your little one starts off with great dental health. Around 2 years old or when the baby second molars erupt is the best time to see a Kids Smiles dentist. Recommendations about fluoride, diet and ways to prevent tooth decay can be explained to ensure a future of excellent oral health.
If your child has more involved issues, our Kids Smiles Pediatric Dental Care Team can see those kids either as a hospital inpatient or even day-op if required. Not only are the Kids Smiles Team the very best at knowing, they are the very best at caring—and people do not care how much you know, until they know how much you care! We are truly blessed to have the very best of both at Kids Smiles Pediatric Dentistry.
Once your children are closer to 6 years of age, or when their 6-year molars erupt, that will be the time when issues of dental crowding, oral habits and jaw discrepancies arise. This is the perfect time for our FREE orthodontic checkup (no later than age 7) to check for missing adult teeth, cross bites, open bites, thumb or finger habits, airway and/or allergy issues, speech problems, tongue thrusts, transposed teeth or any jaw growth discrepancy problems. Our Blue Wave Orthodontic Teams are extremely well versed in education and prevention as well as early intervention.
Often, early treatment of kids ages 7-10 years can avoid expensive and more involved orthodontic braces in the adolescent years. Adult tooth extractions and even jaw surgery can be avoided if the child is brought in early enough to see the orthodontic specialist. Many problems can be more easily and effectively handled with early treatment, especially growth disturbances like an under- or over-developed lower jaw.
Our orthodontic teams have the experience and knowledge to treat the more extensive Craniofacial anomalies such as cleft lip and palate, Cruzon’s, Apert’s, Treacher-Collins and a myriad of other facial birth defects. Drs. Sierra and Feldman have over 65 years of experience as craniofacial specialists at St. Pete’s All Children’s Hospital/Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Adults can come to us too! If you weren’t the best in wearing your retainers and have some crowding and relapse, or if you have always wanted the perfect, beautiful, heathy smile, come see us. Our staff has treated more than 7,000 patients with Invisalign. With proper experience and treatment, Invisalign is a wonderful alternative to braces, and in the right specialist’s hands can be very fast, efficient and cost effective, creating a beautiful new smile in a little as 12 months. No metal, no pain, ALL gain!
So, if you want the best, then let Blue Wave Orthodontics, the most experienced orthodontic providers in the Tampa Bay area, provide you with a free new patient appointment for a free orthodontic evaluation (new patients only). Come see what Blue Wave can do for you!
Check out our Websites and CALL today: 813-940-4497
*Sponsored. Originally appeared in the October 2019 issue of Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.