What is the Guppy Grinz Club?
Our Guppy Grinz Club is part of the evolution of our Growth and Guidance program. If a patient is not yet ready for orthodontic treatment, he or she gets enrolled in this program and is monitored on a six- to 12-month basis.
This allows us to educate our young patients about proper oral hygiene and monitor their dental development, and it involves the youngster in our practice through various activities and events that provide an opportunity for all members of our team to build a positive relationship with each child.
How do I know if my child is eligible?
While there is no exact age for children to begin orthodontic treatment, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends a visit to an orthodontist around age 7. By this age, most children have a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth, which makes it easier for the orthodontist to diagnose and correct tooth and jaw problems sooner and without surgery.
At your son or daughter’s first consultation appointment, pictures and a panoramic X-ray are taken of your child’s mouth, along with a thorough evaluation performed by Dr. Sanborn. Most of our younger patients (ages 6 to 10) are entered into our Guppy Grinz Club at this time.
What are the fees involved with the Guppy Grinz Club?
These visits are a courtesy to our families and are provided at no charge. Any necessary photos or X-rays needed in our office, or future checkup visits with us, are also done as a courtesy service to you until a point in time when necessary treatment is determined.
Why do I want to be a Guppy Grinz member?
There are some fantastically FUN aspects to being part of the Guppy Grinz Club. At their initial consultation, patients are presented with a goodies bag filled with some fabulous rewards! The following are examples of what is included:
- The Official Guppy Grinz Club T-shirt
- Invitations to special parties and events
- Educational materials
- Quarterly newsletters
- Birthday recognition
We want to make sure our patients receive the BEST care, and most diligent attention, to ensure the appropriate treatment is implemented at the right time. Call today to schedule your child’s first complimentary visit!