Dr. Fitz' Friends







When most people think of orthodontics, they think of teenagers. And the fact is, most orthodontic treatment begins between the ages of 9 and 14, however, by age 7, most children have a mix of adult and baby teeth. Orthodontists can spot subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth while some baby teeth are still present. That's important, because some orthodontic problems are easier to correct if they're found early. For these reasons, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that your child get an orthodontic check-up no later than age 7. While your child's teeth may appear to be straight, there could be a problem that only an orthodontist can detect. Of course, the check-up may reveal that your child's bite is fine, and that can be comforting news. Unless a problem requiring early intervention is found, children will be placed in our recall program called Dr. Fitz' Friends and will visit us on a regular basis to monitor dental and skeletal growth and development. This observation program allows treatment to begin when appropriate, reducing the length of time in braces.

Dr. Fitz’ Friends - Earn Rewards for Taking Care of Your Smile


Dr. Fitz’ Friends was designed to introduce younger patients to our practice while preparing them for orthodontic treatment. In addition to creating a happy, healthy smile, Dr. Fitz' Friends can participate in fun activities and events.  As a member of Dr. Fitz’ Friends, you’ll automatically be enrolled in our patient rewards program where you can start earning points to redeem during your upcoming orthodontic treatment!

Here are just a few of the ways you can earn points:
  • See your family dentist every six months for a cleaning and check-up and return your certificate to us in person, by mail or email.
  • Refer a friend to Hingham and Duxbury Orthodontics.
  • Have a parent “like” us on Facebook.
  • Receive Dr. Fitz’ “good” oral hygiene rating.
  • Participate in a Kids Club online contest or activity.
Patient Rewards Hub
Visit the patient rewards hub to see how many points you've collected.  Just click the button to log in! Enter your 16-digit membership number or username and your 4-digit password and enter into the fun world of our Patient Rewards Hub!