While some children may get nervous about orthodontic visits, especially if it's their first time at the office, there are strategies you can use to ease this anxiety. One helpful approach is ensuring that your child understands what will take place during the appointment as well as the goals of treatment. Toward this end, make sure to speak to them beforehand about the advantages of having straight teeth, and how it is also important to their overall health.
Secondly, it is critical that you choose a pediatric orthodontic specialist who can build a strong rapport with your child. During the initial assessment, the specialist will run through a number of questions, which include:
- Whether your child could benefit from treatment.
- The available treatment options
- The estimated length of time for treatment.
- What orthodontic appliances, including metal braces, ceramic braces and invisible braces, might be best.
During this appointment, you and your child will also have the opportunity to ask questions relating to dental health and potential treatment plans.
At KidsBracesNYC, we aim to provide quality care in a personal and positive way. While we're focused on treating bite problems, moving teeth and dealing with other dental issues, we're also committed to providing the best care to our patients and their families. We work to make every patient feel comfortable and at ease in our offices so that his or her orthodontic experience is as effective and reassuring as it can be.
To schedule an appointment, please contact our office by phone Toll Free: (866) 222-3166 or complete the appointment request form by going here.