Your, or your child’s, first visit with the Orthodontist is very important. The first thing we will do is give you the chance to explore the office a bit, meet our team, and see what we do to put patients at ease. From there, an examination will be completed. Based on this exam, we will be able to determine which treatment options are best for you or your child, and talk about things like the length of treatment and costs associated with the options on the table. This visit should take about one hour.
Our office, as well as the The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry all recommend establishing a Dental Home for your child by their first birthday. Children with a dental home are more likely to receive proper preventive care, and routine oral health treatment.
The Dental Home is intended to provide a place for dental care other than the Emergency Room.
You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. Inform your child of the visit and tell them that the dentist and their staff will explain everything and answer any questions. It is best if you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as "needle", "shot", "pull", "drill" or "hurt". The less to-do concerning the visit, the better.
We Strive to Make Each and Every Visit to Our Office Fun!