While many parents recognize that dental care is important for children, it’s not uncommon for the value of orthodontics to be overlooked. In fact, many make the mistake of assuming straightened teeth are purely cosmetic. However, straight teeth are important for more than just the way they look. Orthodontic intervention actually plays a crucial role in improving your child’s overall oral health.
Below, we would love to share with you the value of orthodontics, as well as what your child’s first orthodontic visit will look like. For any questions you may have, please do not hesitate to contact our Coral Springs, FL office.
Every Smile Journey Starts With An Initial Consultation!
At Children’s Dentistry of Coral Springs, we understand that orthodontics makes a big impact on your child’s future—and big impacts shouldn’t be taken lightly. That’s why the first step at our practice is to invite you and your child in for a free orthodontic consultation.
During this session, we will review your child’s medical and dental history, take x-rays of their teeth, and assess the development of their jaw. Based on the results, we will determine if and when orthodontic treatment is necessary.
Common Signs That Your Child May Benefit From Orthodontic Treatment
At Children’s Dentistry, we recommend that your child receive an orthodontic evaluation at the age of seven. During this visit, our team of orthodontists will look for signs that may indicate a need for treatment, such as:
- Crowded teeth or crooked teeth
- Misaligned bite (underbite, crossbite, overbite)
- Difficulty speaking or chewing
- Jaw pain or headaches
- Evidence of prolonged thumb-sucking or tongue thrusting
- Early or late loss of baby teeth
If any of these signs are present, our orthodontists can create a treatment plan tailored to your child’s specific needs. The goal of this plan is to properly align your child’s teeth and jaw, improve their oral function, and help them maintain a healthy smile for the rest of their life.
The Benefits Of Orthodontic Treatment
If your child is in need of orthodontic care, you may be wondering what the advantages are. Orthodontic treatment can help improve your child’s smile in many ways, including:
- Correcting misaligned teeth and bite issues
- Improving their overall oral health
- Making brushing and flossing easier
- Reducing the risk of gum disease, tooth decay, and other problems associated with misalignment
- Boosting their confidence and self-esteem
We understand that orthodontic treatment can be a bit intimidating, especially for young children. That’s why we go the extra mile to ensure your child’s first orthodontic visit is a positive and comfortable experience. Our team will always make sure your child’s needs are met with the highest standard of care. We’ll also provide you and your child with education and support throughout the entire treatment process.
Same-Day Braces Or Invisalign®
At Children’s Dentistry of Coral Springs, we take into consideration the time it takes for parents and children to visit our office and are all about making the orthodontic process convenient for you. There is no need to take more time off work or school if we have the time to accommodate same-day solutions. For the sake of making your experience as pleasant as possible, we offer both same-day braces and Invisalign.
If you are ready to begin your child’s orthodontic journey by the end of our consultation, we may have the opportunity to place braces or initiate the Invisalign process on the spot. This is a great way to get started on your child’s treatment and truly jump-start the smile-straightening experience.
If you would like to learn more about the first orthodontic visit at Children’s Dentistry of Coral Springs or schedule an appointment for your child, we invite you to contact us today. Our friendly and knowledgeable team looks forward to helping your child achieve a beautiful and healthy smile!