Is your child in the need of orthodontic treatment? You probably have a lot of questions. Orthodontic care is an important part of your child’s dental health, and we want to make sure you have all the information you need to make the best decisions for your child’s smile.
Below, you will find answers to some frequently asked questions that will help you feel more confident about your child’s orthodontic care.
Orthodontic treatment is a type of dental care that helps to align the teeth and jaws. It can be used to treat a wide variety of dental problems, including overcrowding, gaps in the teeth, and misaligned jaws.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children see an orthodontist by age seven. At this age, many problems can be detected and corrected before they become more serious. Early treatment may also be less expensive and less invasive than waiting until your child is older.
The best way to determine if your child needs orthodontic treatment is to schedule a consultation at our office. During the consultation, our orthodontist will examine your child’s mouth and teeth to determine if treatment is necessary.
There are many different types of orthodontic treatments available. The type of treatment your child needs will depend on their individual situation. The types of orthodontic treatments we offer include both braces and clear aligners.
The length of time your child will need to wear their orthodontic appliance will depend on the severity of their dental problem and the type of treatment they are receiving. In general, most children will need to wear their braces or aligners for at least 12 months.
Your child will need to see the orthodontist every six to eight weeks for adjustments and to check their progress. This will ensure that their treatment is on track.
The cost of orthodontic treatment will vary depending on the severity of your child’s dental problem and the type of treatment they need. The cost of their particular treatment and treatment plan will be discussed prior to starting any orthodontic work.
It is completely normal for your child to feel nervous about getting braces. There are a few things you can do to help them feel more comfortable. First, you can schedule a consultation at our office, so they can meet our orthodontist and learn more about what to expect. You can also encourage them to ask any questions they may have. Finally, you can reassure them that getting braces is a positive step towards achieving a healthy, beautiful smile.
There are a few things you can do to help your child take care of their braces. First, you can make sure they are brushing and flossing their teeth regularly; this includes properly brushing under their wires. You can also prevent them from eating hard or sticky foods that can damage their braces. Finally, you can remind them to be careful when playing sports or other activities that could cause damage to their brackets and wires.