Davie Pediatric Orthodontist
Quality & Affordable Orthodontic Care
- Adult & Pediatric Services
- Accepting Most Insurances
- Open on Saturdays
- Financing Plans Available
Pediatric Orthodontist in Davie, FL
We understand that going to the orthodontist can be a scary experience for children. Our Davie pediatric orthodontist helps little ones relax, have fun, and look forward to visiting our office! Since every smile is different, we always start every treatment with an exam to discuss any concerns, answer any questions, and determine which treatment is best for your child.
Our local pediatric orthodontists have been serving Davie, FL for years and offer the highest level of quality, care, and comfort for young patients who are nervous about coming in. From routine checkups to applying and removing braces, all of our offices are accepting new patients and most insurances.
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Davie Pediatric Orthodontic Services
Our children’s orthodontists are experienced in all types of treatments including but not limited to braces, orthodontic appliances, oral health education, and early interception. Our friendly staff creates an atmosphere of safety and relaxation so that younger patients feel at ease during their visit. If you have any questions about our Davie orthodontic services or would like to schedule an appointment, can call our main number or submit a contact form online.
Early Orthodontics for Children
Early interceptive orthodontics is intended to detect and proactively correct issues with the jaw, spacing, crowding, and tongue thrust. Early orthodontic treatments are broken up into two phases: Phase 1 and Phase 2. Children between the ages of 6 – 10 should visit our Davie orthodontist for an evaluation to determine whether they can benefit from an early interceptive treatment before any issues become more costly or reach the point where surgery is needed.
Braces for Kids
As a child, braces can be an intimidating procedure. At Smile Every Day Davie, we understand that each child has unique needs, which is why we offer several custom treatment options and payment plans for braces ranging from classic metal braces to ceramic braces that offer a more subtle, natural look.
Your Child’s First Visit
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Dental Association (ADA), and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommend scheduling an exam at the first eruption of baby teeth. The goal of this visit is to determine a primary provider and ongoing oral health plan. Once we establish a primary doctor and appointment schedule for your little one, you’ll know when and where to take them. To speed up the first appointment, you can download and complete our intake form prior to arriving.
We invite you to stay with your child throughout every step. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your appointment to complete any necessary paperwork and give your child some time to adjust to the office. We will gather the necessary information to develop a preventative program unique to your child. We will discuss appropriate home care such as brushing, flossing, diet, and fluoride treatments. Dr. Mo and Dr. Steve will perform a thorough dental exam for each child, determine their dental caries risk, check for any tooth decay, examine their occlusion (bite), evaluate for any dental growth or developmental concerns, and discuss any oral habits such as the thumb-sucking or pacifier use.
Dr. Mo and Dr. Steve will recommend dental x-rays only if necessary. We will determine, during the first visit, if your child is ready for a dental cleaning and fluoride treatment. This typically depends on your child’s age and level of anxiety. For infants and toddlers we typically perform a “knee-to-knee” exam. For this exam, a child sits on your lap and leans back onto a soft pillow resting on the doctor’s knees to complete the examination. This allows parent participation for the exam and added comfort for your child. If Doctors Mo and Steve determine your child needs dental treatment, they will discuss all the options offered in our office and help you make the best choice for your child.
We invite you to stay with your child during the initial examination and each visit after. This gives you the opportunity to see our team in action and allows the doctors to discuss dental findings and treatment needs directly with you. Our purpose is to gain your child’s confidence along with your trust.
Don’t be discouraged if your child cries on the first visit. Crying is a normal reaction for some children when faced with a new situation. It is important to make them feel reassured and positive about their dental experience. The more positive we make the visit, the more they will want to come back! If you get home and realize there was something you forgot, don’t hesitate to call our office. We realize the first appointment can be overwhelming and want to answer all of your questions.
New patient? Complete our intake form.