This is one of the most common questions that people ask me. This question has several variations which include: Why are people getting braces so young now days? Or didn't people used to get braces when they were in middle school?
No matter how it is phrased, what parents really want to know is why some people are getting braces in 2nd ,3rd or 4th grade and others are getting their braces in 7th or 8th grade. Naturally, they also want to know in which of these groups their child belongs.
Many parents believe they must wait until their child has all of his or her permanent teeth before orthodontic treatment can begin, only to find that treatment sometimes would have been much easier if they had started earlier. In general, we like to see children for an orthodontic assessment at the age of 7 or 8 years old. This is an important time to address any orthodontic issue. Some orthodontic problems at that age , if left untreated or delayed, can lead to increased difficulty in correcting the problem, less stable results, abnormal jaw growth, abnormal tooth wear, or increased risk of chipping a tooth.
To understand the answer to that question, it is important to understand something about dental development. Most children begin losing their front teeth at about 6 years of age. By 8 or 9 years old, eight permanent front (incisor) teeth have replaced the front baby teeth. At the same time, four new permanent molars are growing in behind the back baby molars. So at about 8 or 9 years old, a child usually has twelve permanent teeth and twelve baby teeth in the mouth at the same time. In dentistry this is called "the mixed dentition" because there is a mix of permanent and baby teeth.
At this point, there is typically a window of 2-3 years before the child will lose anymore baby teeth.
It is also at this time that problems of crowding and misalignment of the front teeth become apparent because the size of the permanent teeth is so much larger than the teeth that they replace. Children who did not have spaces between their baby teeth will develop crowding of the front teeth simply because the permanent teeth are so much bigger. Because of the development of these and other problems as the new teeth grow in, it is the time when "early intervention" or "phase I treatment" is usually performed. Because only half of the permanent teeth have grown in, only partial orthodontic treatment can be rendered at this stage. It
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Tennesse SC Staff attended WCSA Picture day. The Staff had a video playing about skills and provided those that asked information on out Club and Programs. "This is a wonderful setup and a great place to talk to the Kids and parents" said Sandy Pollock Director of Coaching-Boys. Thank you to WCSA for allowing us to move into the arena.
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Years pass but the tricks are not lost and that was clearly demonstrated last Saturday at the Odeum in Villa Park stadium, where a team of former stars of other veterans Mexico defeated the U.S. by 15-11 in an exhibition that allowed Fans remember the past.
He had barely played a minute when Missael Espinoza and Roy Lassiter had already scored a goal for each of their teams, to confirm that both have less hair every day but forgot to score a goal against.
The match featured other former stars like Luis "El Matador" Hernandez, Ramon Ramirez and Guadalupe Castañeda on the side of the Aztecs and Danny Califf for Americans. Both teams were completed with other local players from different teams...
"The weekend was a lot of fun. I had a former professional friend of mine contact me and invite me to play at the last minute.
Hearing about the quality of players in Hernandez and Ramirez and others that were going to be there, I jumped at the opportunity," said Jose Londono.
"The level of respect and ability these American and Mexican players still command was impressive. Chicago is a big city with lots going on and everywhere we went we were greeted by mobs of fans. I was happy to be a part of the weekend."
The desire to play in the ACC is a refrain often echoed by many of the top recruits in the country – boys or girls.
And that drive helped Callie McKinney ultimately make her decision to commit to a program that will join the ACC this summer.
We are pleased to announce that Vanderbilt Orthopaedics will be the official sports medicine provider for The Tennessee Soccer Club. Vanderbilt will provide onsite medical coverage for your tournaments, tryouts, camps and provide educational seminars for TSC on topics such as concussion and injury prevention.
The TSC 19 Girls won the Vulcan Cup Gold I Division championship. The girls went 3-0-1 on the weekend while recording a shutout in every game. They outscored their opponents 14-0.