TDR Orthodontics: Committed to Community While Providing World Class Care

Detroit Moms Blog has partnered with its 2019 Eggstravaganza Silver Sponsor TDR Orthodontics to bring you relevant content about orthodontic care.

Using a formula crafted over 30 years, TDR Specialists in Orthodontics is an innovator in the industry, with a team of top doctors providing exceptional care and world class patient experiences. As leaders in the digital orthodontic industry, TDR strives to provide cutting edge orthodontic care designed to respect patients’ time, in a state-of-the-art environment.

TDR focuses on patient education, support, personal care, and the highest level of customer service throughout the orthodontic process. TDR is also committed to serving and strengthening the communities where we live and work, supporting area schools, community activities, and those in need.

Did you know the American Association of Orthodontics recommends that children see an orthodontist for an initial evaluation no later than age seven? Yes, that’s right! Just around the time those permanent teeth are starting to come in, but baby teeth are still present and jaw growth can be assessed.

Here are Five Common Problems You Can Avoid With an Orthodontic Exam by Age Seven

1. Misaligned Bite

This problem causes tooth wear and can contribute to jaw growth issues.

An orthodontist can detect a misaligned bite early and help guide growth of the jaw into the proper position.

2. Tooth Trauma

Protruding teeth or overbites are susceptible to chipping cracking and significant wear.

An orthodontist can address protrusion with braces to straighten teeth or an expander to widen the arch, allowing for proper growth and placement.

3. Permanent Damage

Habits like thumb sucking cause protruding teeth and deform the upper jaw bone.

An orthodontist can use an expander and/or braces to proactively address any possible damage caused by harmful oral habits.

4. Negative Self Esteem

Early intervention helps manage issues before becoming significant and more noticeable.

An orthodontist can address aesthetic concerns in a variety of ways to improve the smile and enhance self-esteem.

5. Adult Tooth Extraction

If not caught early, crowding can occur when adult teeth come in resulting in tooth extraction.

An orthodontist can help detect issues of crowding even before baby teeth fall out. Expanders or other options can provide space for adult teeth to come in properly.

TDR offers different treatment and payment options and is the #1 Invisalign Provider in the state of Michigan. There are four TDR locations in the Metro Detroit Area: Birmingham, Rochester Hills, Novi, and Brighton.

You can find out more about TDR’s doctors and services, or find the location closest to you on their website:

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Shannon Phillips
Shannon is a full time wife and mom of two, a part-time attorney, and a chauffeur for her two busy kiddos (that don’t tip her very well!). She was born and raised in Bloomfield Hills, and decided to settle down there with her husband, Eric, after graduating from the University of Michigan and then Wayne State University Law School. A few of Shannon’s favorite things are her Doodles (dogs not drawings), making her way through the incredible Detroit bar & restaurant scene, traveling, tailgating, and Michigan summers.


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