No Referrals – No Costs – No Worries

No referrals are needed to become a member of our 7&UP Club.
Your child will receive a free consultation and observation appointments until they are ready to start treatment.

3 Great Reasons For an Early Consultation

Prevent A Problem

Would you want to know if your child had an underlying orthodontic problem? Did you know that two-thirds of what goes on in your child’s mouth happens below the surface? Preventing problems is easier and less costly than correcting them later.

Treat At The Right Time

The American Association of Orthodontists highly recommends that children have a consultation at age 7 because this is generally when the permanent teeth begin to erupt and the jaws are developing. Missing the opportunity to examine your child can lead to invasive treatments in the future. When possible we like to treat patients without extracting permanent teeth or referring for surgery.

Get Treated By An Expert

As a parent, you want the best for your children, so it only makes sense to seek out an orthodontic expert. Dr. Allison Bergdoll is a leader in her field and will work with your dentist to deliver a superior result for your child.

At your initial consultation, Dr. Bergdoll will do a thorough examination of your child and evaluate his or her jaw growth and dental eruption. There are certain orthodontic problems we look for at this age that, if not corrected early, will lead to bigger problems down the road. In these situations, we recommend early treatment before all the permanent teeth have erupted. However, most of the time, we plan to monitor development on a complimentary basis through our 7&Up Club and wait for ideal timing—which usually corresponds to when all of the adult teeth are present.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Will my child need braces and if so, when?

  • Will teeth need to be extracted?

  • Will an expansion appliance be part of the treatment?


  • How much will it cost?
  • Do you have payment plans?
  • How can I maximize insurance, FSA, HSA benefits?


  • Does my child feel comfortable with the doctors and team?
  • Were my child’s concerns or fears addressed?
  • Is this the right fit for our family?

It is much better to fix Small problems before they turn into Bigger ones.