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How old are most kids when they start going? What’s virtual treatment? Your orthodontist questions, answered


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October is National Orthodontic Health Month, and whether you’re 15 or 50, taking care of your teeth is one of the most important things you can do.

We realize there are a lot of questions associated with orthodontics.

For example, what’s an ideal age to begin treatment?

“Age 7 is a good starting point,” said Dr. Kim Forrest, of Smile Doctors Braces.

Advancements have been in the works for a while in this industry -- in ways you might not have imagined.

We’re talking virtual appointments, digital scans and remote monitoring. So what does it all mean? How does it work?

Forrest explained the conversion to digital, and helped answer some of those questions, and more.

It’s Smile Doctors' mission to brighten the community through people’s smiles, the doctors said.

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