The Importance of Preventive Care
Prevention has always been the foundation for Dr. Mergen’s orthodontic care. Did you know that children between ages 7-9 years of age have a large amount of jaw development? This progress will be the foundation for developing permanent teeth, bite relationships, facial appearance, and even airway. Dr. Mergen wants to see kids at that age to help with the prevention of severe problems. If left uncorrected until all the permanent teeth erupt (age 12-14) will lead to extensive future treatment and cost. Why let problems develop when we can prevent them?