Volume 3 | October 2019
Happy Halloween
While you’re getting ready to make final touches to your costumes and go trick-or-treating with the kids, we’ve compiled some great information for you! Have you ever thought about when orthodontic treatment is needed for you child? Don’t be spooked! This newsletter is full of valuable information regarding early check-ups and preventative treatment for your child. Read on to find out more on this, plus I’ve included braces-safe candy and a new Invisalign product to help you see into the future!
Why Early Check Ups? 
In any field of medicine, we know that preventative care is the most effective care. The same applies to orthodontics. Dr. Moricz is very passionate about treatment timing and has shared the following information for you to help your child get the best, healthiest smile early on:

  • When should my child start seeing an orthodontist? The American Association of Orthodontics recommends when your child is 7 years old or when his/her first molars have or should have erupted.

  • Will my child need early treatment? Your orthodontist will give your child an examination to determine if your child has an existing or developing orthodontic problem. Only about 15% of patients need early treatment, but for those patients that do, timing is critical.

  • Why early treatment? Treatment timing can make all the difference in treating and preventing several conditions involving jaw structure and teeth health. Treating conditions when your child is young can help prevent more serious complications when he/she is older that will require surgery.

  • If my child needs early treatment, what types of treatment will he/she receive? Treatment methods vary depending on the problem that needs to be corrected. Some patients need a tooth extracted, some need to stop a thumb-sucking habit, and others might need a palate expander or braces. We highly recommend Invisalign first as it has been producing amazing results with our younger patients.
There are several problems that an orthodontist can fix for your child to help prevent future tooth, gum, and jaw problems. If you notice any of the following in your child, give us a call to schedule an appointment ASAP! 

  • Crossbites most commonly occur when bottom teeth cross over and bite outside of top teeth. This can occur in the front or back teeth. Without treatment, crossbites can lead to a flattened face, protruding jaw or TMD-jaw disorder. Early treatment can prevent surgery later in life.
  • Openbites can be caused by tongue thrust or a finger- or thumb-sucking habit. Openbites can affect both the alignment of teeth and the growth of your child’s jaw. Addressing this problem early can prevent your child from getting teeth extracted or surgery.
  • Protrusion of the maxillary teeth (upper teeth along the maxillary jawbone) puts your child at risk of trauma and can lead to fracture of the teeth and possible root canals.
  • Teeth grinding or wearing of teeth. Whether done in their sleep or while playing or concentrating, kids grind their teeth too! It’s important to protect your child’s enamel early on. We solve this problem with occlusal bonding (seen below). These blue dots protect your child’s teeth and can be used with or without braces!
Other issues that your child may be experiencing: impacted or missing teeth, early loss of second primary molars, crowding, narrow maxilla, deep bite, and habits you think are affecting their smile. 
How do I get started? Give Moricz Orthodontics a call at (941)-451-7005! We’re open as early as 8am and as late as 7pm. We offer a free exam and no referral is needed.
Smile Success Stories
Before you see a new doctor, it can be helpful to hear someone else’s experience. This is why we like to share our patients’ experiences and success stories so that you know that you will not only get top-notch treatment, but also be treated with compassion by Dr. Moricz and all of her staff.
“Highly recommend! Dr Moricz and her staff are amazing! They have made the process of getting braces for my son enjoyable, as weird as that sounds, but it’s the truth. They are the best. So happy we found them.”
New Product Alert: Invisalign Smile View
Want to know what the teeth of your dreams will look like? Well now you can with Invisalign SmileView!
Invisalign is a great option for many patients! Invisalign can treat issues that were previously reserved for braces such as crowding and fixing buckteeth. Invisalign can work for young children as well. Invisalign is also fast and effective.
Thanks to some new technology, Invisalign can now simulate what you’ll look like with your new smile at the end of your transformation. SmileView is only available on your mobile device, so click here from your phone to see your future smile!
Dr. Moricz will be happy to help! We’re currently offering $500 off Invisalign for any family member who is currently in orthodontic treatment at our office. Restrictions apply. Must be full Invisalign treatment. No cash value. Family member must currently be in treatment. Cannot be combined with other discount including insurance.
Have any questions about Invisalign or thinking of starting a program? Make an appointment by calling our office.
Providing the Best Care
Moricz Orthodontics is committed to working together with other dental care professionals to ensure that our patients receive the best, most comprehensive care. This is exactly what the Sarasota Dental Hygiene Study Club allows us to do! Dr. Moricz had the opportunity to give an orthodontic education presentation to the Sarasota Dental Hygiene Study Club. Thank you to Dr. Russo and the amazing dental hygienists of our community who work so hard and gave their time this evening to be able to provide the BEST care for their patients. 
I Have Braces,
What Halloween Candy Can I Eat?
Halloween Festivities!
We love to be involved and interact with our community. Our own Dr. Moricz and Jessica worked as tooth fairies at the 7 th annual Haunted Trails Halloween event last weekend at Oscar Scherer Park. This year’s event was a hit and we’re so happy we could be a part of it!
Refer a Friend Program
We thrive on referrals from happy customers. To reward you for spreading the word about Moricz Orthodontics, we’re offering you $100 off your bill or a $100 Amazon gift card for every new client you refer who starts treatment with us. The choice of reward is yours to make — all you have to do is tell your friends and family members why Moricz made you happy. 
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