Making good grades in school may have more to do with straight teeth than many people realize. When kids have their teeth straightened, it gives them the confidence to go for those grades that might have evaded them in the past. Children need every available advantage to succeed in life.
“Our children need straight teeth and a successful school experience to have a decent a shot at having a good life….” Says author Peter Ehrlich.
Today teens are overwhelmed with different pressures. These pressures may include doing well in school, being popular, and having friends. Not having to worry about their smile can be the difference between an A in Biology and an F.
How can this be?
Take the case of Bobby Smith (name changed for privacy). When Bobby started 8th grade (about a month before his dental program started) he was uncomfortable asking for help either from his peers or his teachers. He had been teased about his teeth and felt that people thought him ‘dumb’ because of his looks. Bobby’s dental program ended near the end of his eighth grade year. As he started ninth grade, his parents could see the difference. He wasn’t timid about starting at a new school; he was joining in new clubs and was looking forward to meeting new friends. When his grades came home after his first marking period, his parent were thrilled to see that he had received all B’s and one A.
Your child deserves the chance to do his best. We look forward to working with you and making a plan that will give your student every available opportunity to succeed.