Pediatric Orthodontist in Tamarac, FL
Visit our Tamarac pediatric orthodontist location today! At Smile Every Day Pediatric Orthodontics, we take pride in creating beautiful and healthy smiles for children! We offer individualized attention with a focus on the comfort and happiness of your child. Since every smile is different, we will perform an exam to discuss goals, issues, and which pediatric orthodontic treatment is the best solution for your child. Call our Tamarac orthodontist office to schedule an appointment today!
Our pediatric orthodontists have been serving the Tamarac, FL community for years and have the expertise to provide the highest level of quality, care, and comfort for our younger patients. We value every customer and want to ensure a positive experience and great results for everyone that visits our office. Whether your child requires braces, an orthodontic appliance, or a simple routine checkup, we have you covered. We look forward to meeting your family and helping your little one(s) achieve a healthier smile.
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Pediatric Orthodontic Services & Procedures
Looking for a quality kids orthodontist to apply or remove braces? Our orthodontic specialists are well-trained, experienced, and available to assist with all types of pediatric treatments and processes. Our bright office décor and friendly staff create an atmosphere of fun so that younger patients feel at ease throughout the entire process. Whether your little one requires early interceptive treatment, braces, or a corrective appliance, our team is here to provide the highest level of comfort, service, and results! Aside from orthodontics for children, our team also provides Tamarac dentist and Tamarac pediatric dentist services.
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 Tamarac 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 in Tamarac, FL
As a child, braces can be an intimidating procedure. At Smile Every Day Tamarac, 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
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!