Did you know that all kids should see an orthodontist for an initial evaluation by the age of 7?

This is the age the American Association of Orthodontists recommends the first orthodontic screening, and for good reason!

young girl smilingAround age 7, baby teeth are starting to be replaced with permanent teeth and it’s the perfect time to start tracking your child’s jaw growth and development to check for potential problems related to:

  • Crowding
  • Jaw Misalignment
  • Crooked Teeth
  • Protruding Teeth
  • Facial Imbalance

By keeping tabs on your child’s teeth and jaw movement, your child may be able to avoid more extensive treatment later on such as extractions and surgery!

Dr. Thurman, orthodontist in Bakersfield is super excited to announce his brand new Kids Club called Troop T! Your child can join Troop T and climb the military ranks to earn cool prizes!

  • As a member of Troop T Kids Club, your child will receive:
  • Free Dental Growth Screenings Every 6 Months
  • Access to Patient Contests
  • Fun Prizes & Giveaways
  • Thurman Orthodontics T-Shirt
  • Military Dog Tags for Achievements
  • Military Discounts at Local Establishments (ask our team for a list of places you can show your Troop T dog tag to receive a discount!)

Ready to enroll your child? Call our office at (661) 395-0698 or simply fill in the form below!