Pediatric Orthodontist in Plantation, FL
Our Plantation pediatric orthodontist office takes pride in helping little ones develop healthy and beautiful smiles. We offer individualized attention with a focus on comfort, service, and results. Every child is different and requires an evaluation to identify any issues and discuss treatment options. Schedule an appointment with a Plantation orthodontist today!
We take pride in providing a fun and comfortable environment for pediatric patients in the Plantation, FL area. Our goal is to alleviate the anxiety often felt by little ones during orthodontic visits and create a positive experience for them. Our team has several years of experience in pediatric treatments and working with younger patients to achieve successful results and improved oral health!
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Pediatric Orthodontic Treatments & Procedures
Our orthodontists have been serving children in the Plantation, FL area for years and are well-equipped to examine and treat your little ones. We handle every patient with the utmost care, compassion, and expertise. At Smile Every Day, our patients are like family and we put forth the additional and effort to make them feel right at home. Early interception is crucial to maintaining proper oral health from an early age; we strive to educate our younger patients on the importance and how-to of proper oral care. In addition to full-service orthodontics for children, we are also an experienced Plantation dentist and Plantation pediatric dentist. Review our services and specialties to see what we can do to help your child smile every day!
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 and 10 should visit a Smile Every Day location for an exam 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 in Plantation
As a child, dental braces can seem like an intimidating procedure. At Smile Every Day Plantation Orthodontics, we understand that every child has unique needs and offer several custom treatment options and payment plans for braces ranging from classic metal braces to more subtle and natural-looking ceramic braces that straighten teeth over the course of several months or years.
Your Child’s First Visit
Our office, as well as the The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Dental Association (ADA), and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), recommends a dental exam at the eruption of your child’s first baby teeth. The goal of the first visit is to determine your child’s primary provider and ongoing health plan, allowing us to deliver premium pediatric dental care in a more comprehensive, accessible, and family-friendly way.
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.
We strive to make every visit to our office a fun one!