Did You Notice That Moms at DrB4Kids Are Getting Straighter and Brighter Smiles?

Dr. Russel Bechtloff, Pediatric Dentist in Langhorne, PA is helping parents look and feel better with “Smiles for Moms”

Dr. Bechtloff and the DrB4Kids Team are well known for their expertise in maintaining the dental health of children in our community. But did you know that they also straighten and whiten adult teeth?

Wearing braces as an adult may seem like too much trouble, too embarrassing or too disruptive. That’s why Dr. B treats many adults with Invisalign©, which allows straighten teeth without braces.

Making the decision to get treatment with Invisalign has many benefits:

1. Straight teeth and a beautiful smile in a reasonable amount of time without feeling self-conscious.

2. Improvement of bite and gum health during treatment with minimal impact on your busy schedule.

3. Eat anything you want. No restrictions.

4. We can both straighten and whiten your teeth.

5. Reasonable cost.

In fact, Dr. B is currently offering a $300 courtesy discount for Invisalign treatment and will also include whitening so you can show off your new straight, bright smile.

Call today and ask for the “Smiles for Moms” courtesy!

Invisalign Teen is now available at DrB4Kids

Invisalign Teen is available at DrB4Kids

Dr. Bechtloff can straighten teeth without braces!

Dr. B. and the entire DrB4Kids team knows that for some teens, going back to school wearing braces can be awkward.  It’s tough enough being a middle school student without metal in your mouth.  Teens want to look their best for school pictures, dances, proms and all of the many social events that occur during the school year. 

At DrB4Kids, we hear you, and we have the solution. It’s called Invisalign Teen.

This state-of-the-art technique puts a smile on your teen’s face while the teeth are being straightened. The aligners are crystal clear, and molded to fit perfectly over your teen’s teeth. Invisalign Teen is so discreet that most of their friends and teachers will not even know that they’re wearing them! 

At DrB4Kids we love treating our patients with Invisalign Teen.  We think that it may be the biggest advance in orthodontics in the last 50 years!  No braces, no wires, easy cleaning and no forbidden foods. What great news!

Here’s even better news:  For a limited time only, mention that you read this blog post and we’ll take $200.00 off the fee. (We hope that puts a smile on your face too).

Please use the box below to provide us any feedback you may have. We always like to hear from our patients and parents!

www.DrB4Kids.com in Langhorne, Pa.

When Do Baby Teeth Fall Out?

Many parents in our practice are curious about when do baby teeth fall out.  It is one of the more common questions that Dr. Bechtloff answers every day.

There are a total of twenty primary (baby) teeth.  The first ones to come in are usually the lower front teeth around the age of six months. The last baby teeth to show up are the upper second baby molars, and they appear between 30 and 36 months of age. 

Not much happens to the baby teeth between 3 and 6 years of age. But between 6 and 8 years however, there is a lot of action as kids normally lose their eight primary front teeth. Four teeth on top and four teeth on the bottom.  Between age 8 and age 10 there is another two-year pause that catches many parents by surprise since they have become accustomed to teeth being lost left and right. The last twelve primary teeth are then lost between ages 10 and 13. 

These are merely averages however. In some cases baby teeth fall out faster or sometimes slower than this.  It is not unusual to see a 10-year-old with no baby teeth remaining, nor is it surprising to see a 14-year-old still hanging on to a few. The actual ages are not as important as the pattern.

If baby teeth are not lost in the right order, or if a tooth is lost and more than three months go by without a permanent replacement coming in, there may a problem. Some possibilities include missing teeth or overcrowding of the permanent teeth.  This is what Dr. Bechtloff is evaluating at your child’s recall visits.  He can tell you if everything is normal or if interceptive Phase 1 orthodontics is advisable. If you are concerned about how things are going in your child’s mouth, just ask.  That’s what we do at DrB4kids.

Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
Oxford Valley Professional Center
400 North Buckstown Drive
Suite 1-C
Langhorne, PA
215-750-1717

DrB4Kids “Flat Dr B” Photo Contest Winner Announced – Live

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DrB4Kids Pediatric Dentist in Langhorne Announces Contest Winner on Youtube

Our children’s dental office ran a contest for our pediatric and orthodontic patients on Facebook. We gave out “FlatDrB” cardboard photos and asked everyone to be creative. All patients voted for their favorites and we chose the winner from the top five finalists. In addition to the $500 prize Dr.Bechtloff donated $150 to the charity of their choice. Read more about Dr.B online.

What Do People Think About Your Smile?

http://www.DrB4Kids.com      Langhorne, Pa.

I came across an article that I thought might interest you.  It was a study done at the University of Michigan to evaluate the attitudes of how the public judges people with uncorrected orthodontic problems.  Whether we think it is fair or not, the public makes a variety of assumptions.  They rated photos of adults with malocclusions to be not only less attractive, but less intelligent, less conscientious and less approachable.  The 889 respondents also stated that they would be less likely to interact with them in both personal and professional settings.
At DrB4KIds we know that the treatment we render has a significant effect on self esteem and attractiveness, but we had no idea that it had this type of long term significant impact.  Is it fair?  Not in our opinion, but apparently it is reality.  What’s your opinion?