Many St. Paul Orthodontists Celebrate National Orthodontic Health Month



Released on: September 28, 2011, 4:29 pm
Author: Cosmopolitan Orthodontics
Industry: Healthcare

LAKEVILLE, SAVAGE AND ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA - During National Orthodontic Health Month- observed every October- many Lakeville, Savage and St. Paul orthodontists educate the public on types of braces, adult orthodontic treatment and other important issues.

This year, Cosmopolitan Orthodontics' goal is educating parents on the importance of having their children screened by age 7, says orthodontist Dr. Trudy Bonvino, who provides braces for adults and children.

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children receive an orthodontic evaluation by age 7, when their teeth and jaws are developed enough for an orthodontist to see if any serious bite problems exist.

"Most children are not candidates for early treatment," Bonvino says. "However, to determine whether your child is a candidate, it's important that they be evaluated."

Orthodontists are specialists who complete a two-year residency after dental school to learn to identify and treat bite and alignment problems.

"This evaluation is needed in addition to regular dental visits because it gives us time to watch your child's development and determine the appropriate mode of treatment, if necessary," she says.

Identifying problems early puts time on an orthodontist's side. They can plan ahead and prevent more serious problems. Lots of malocclusions are more easily corrected when identified early.

There are some circumstances that warrant an even earlier visit, Bonvino says. If a child is a mouth breather, sucks his/her thumb or fingers, or uses a pacifier beyond about age 2 and it appears the child’s teeth are being affected, consider bringing him/her child in for an evaluation sooner.

Learn More
To learn more about early orthodontic evaluations or Cosmopolitan Orthodontics, call (952) 469-3333 or visit the website: Cosmopolitan is located at 17757 Juniper Path in Lakeville, and 8310 C.R. 42 in Savage.

About Cosmopolitan Orthodontics
Cosmopolitan Orthodontics has offices in Lakeville and Savage. The facility features the latest in orthodontic technology. It is designed to provide an outstanding experience for patients and parents.

Dr. Trudy Bonvino, the orthodontist on staff, is a Twin Cities native her began her career in orthodontics in 1994. She was drawn to a career in orthodontics because it combined her two greatest interests: art and science.

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Contact Details: Lakeville Office
17757 Juniper Path
Lakeville, MN 55044
Phone: 952.469.3333
Fax: 952.469.4997



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