Our murdock minions club is part of our recall program. If a patient is not yet ready for orthodontic treatment, they are enrolled in this program and are monitored on a 6-12 month basis. This allows us to educate our young patients about proper oral hygiene, monitor their dental development and helps to keep them involved in our practice through various activities and events. This also gives our team the opportunity to build a positive relationship with each child.
While there is no exact age for children to begin orthodontic treatment, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends visiting the orthodontist around age seven. By this age, most children have a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth, making it easier for the orthodontist to diagnose and correct some early tooth and jaw problems when needed. At your child’s first consultation appointment, pictures and a panoramic X-ray are taken of your child’s mouth, along with a thorough evaluation performed Dr. John or Dr. Sean. Most of our younger patients (ages 7-11) are entered into our murdock minions club at this time.
These visits are a courtesy to our families and are provided at No Charge. Any necessary photos or X-rays needed in our office, or future checkup visits with us, are also done as a courtesy service to you until a point in time when necessary treatment is determined.
There are some fantastically FUN aspects to being part of the murdock minions club. At their initial consultation patients are presented with the following items:
We want to make sure our patients receive the BEST care, and most diligent attention, to ensure that the appropriate treatment is implemented at the right time. Call today to schedule your child’s first complimentary visit!