Has your dentist recommended braces for your child? Are you wondering if it’s the right time or best option? We understand your hesitation! Braces can be a lot for a family to handle. As a team of experienced dental professionals, here is our advice.
The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends children see an orthodontist by the time they turn 7. While this may seem like a young age to take your child to an orthodontist, an early evaluation can detect problems at the beginning stages so they can be corrected before they become more serious. Early treatment holds great advantages for your child’s future smiles by creating a healthy, comfortable bite while they are still growing.
Have a Conversation
Talk to your child about the braces. If you hear any concern on their end, try your best to work with it. Some kids will be excited, but if you have a child on the other side, talking can make the process less stressful.
Emphasize the Fun
If your child isn’t excited about braces, there are some built-in perks you can sell! Customizing the colored bands on braces and getting picked up a few minutes early from school for dentist’s appointment might be enough to do the trick.
If you’re thinking it is the right time or if you still have questions, give us a call at (517) 546-8983 today! Come see us for pediatric dentistry in Howell, Michigan. We can refer you to a great orthodontist and get your questions answered.
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Between cost and stress on your child, potential discomfort, and appointments, yeah, it can be a lot… But, yes, you can handle it!
We can work with you to get you a referral to a great orthodontist that will take care of you and your child.
Worried about stressing your child out? We recommend including them in the conversation and decision-making. If they’re not excited about braces at first, give them a little time to adjust and keep talking through it.
Worried about causing your child discomfort? There can be some discomfort with braces and getting a dental exam, but our team of dental professionals prides itself in gentle, family-friendly care. We want to see your child smile as much as you do!
Come see us for pediatric dentistry in Howell, Michigan. Give us a call today at (517) 546-8983. Get your questions answered and make your whole family smile brighter.