A healthy, attractive smile is an important part of our lives, regardless of age. It impacts our self-esteem, confidence, and overall well-being, as well as our personal, social, and professional relationships. Dr. Christopher Henry, of Henry Advanced Orthodontics believes that giving someone confidence in their smile is the most rewarding part of his job. Dr. Henry says “No one can take that away from them and they have one less obstacle standing in the way to achieve their life’s dreams. To me that is powerful...it’s the gift that keeps giving and priceless when compared to the investment”.
In 2017, Dr. Henry, relocated to St. Johns County, and took over the Orthodontist practice of Braces by Dr. Liz. He moved here after 12 years of building a successful orthodontist practice in Alaska. He chose St. Johns County to be closer to his family and quite honestly, to thaw out a little from the cold. When you meet him it’s easy to see that his laid-back style is a perfect fit for the way we live and play in St. Augustine.
His practice specializes in superior care and is known for being able to handle the toughest cases.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children have a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than 7 years old. Why age 7? At this stage of development, it’s an ideal time to evaluate many possible dental concerns. Their growth pattern can be altered to provide a balanced bite, resolve crowding, expand the upper jaw, and diagnosis congenially missing teeth. The majority of patients seen at this age will not require any treatment, however early treatment can be in a patient’s best interests if their problem is one that could become more serious over time if left untreated. For parents, it’s not always easy to know if your child needs orthodontic treatment. Dr. Henry’s goal is that you have a clear understanding of your specific needs, what your treatment will consist of and how long it will take.
While it is ideal to see an Orthodontist at an early age, healthy teeth can be moved successfully at any age. Orthodontic treatment creates a better bite, making teeth fit better, and decreases the risk of future dental problems regardless of age. And thanks to the variety of options used by orthodontists, teens and adults may be able to inconspicuously achieve the great smile they want.
New patient exams are always free and Dr. Henry and his staff are looking forward to discussing all of your treatment options to provide you with your Trademark Smile.
St. Johns Magazine