Children’s Orthodontist in Tamarac, FL
At Smile Every Day Pediatric Orthodontics, we take pride in expertly crafting beautiful smiles for children. We offer individualized attention with a focus on the comfort and happiness of your child. Every smile is different, so an evaluation may be necessary to determine your child’s clinical requirements and orthodontic treatment options. Visit us at our Tamarac Pediatric Orthodontist location today!
Our pediatric orthodontists have been serving the Tamarac 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, extraction, or a simple routine checkup, we have you covered – schedule an appointment and see for yourself what makes us the best pediatric orthodontist in Tamarac! We look forward to assisting you.
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Pediatric Orthodontic Procedures & Services
Looking for a quality pediatric orthodontist to apply or remove your child’s braces? Our pediatric orthodontic specialists are well-trained, experienced, and available to assist with all categories of orthodontic procedures 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 orthodontic appliance, our pediatric orthodontics office is here to provide the highest level of service and results.
Early Interceptive Treatment 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 have a huge impact on self-esteem. At Smile Every Day Tamarac Orthodontics, we understand that each child has unique needs, which is why we offer several options for braces ranging from classic metal braces to less-visible ceramic braces that allow you to smile more during treatment as well as after.
Your Child’s First Visit
Our office, as well as the The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) all recommend a dental visit at the eruption of their first teeth. The goal of this visit is to establish a “dental home” which is an ongoing relationship between the dentist and the patient, allowing oral heath care to be delivered in a comprehensive, continuously accessible, coordinated and family centered way.
Regardless of your experience at the dentist, we need to remain positive about the dentist for your child(ren). It is important that they are most excited about their first visit
We invite you to stay with your child through each step of the first visit. You will want to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your appointment so you can complete any necessary paperwork and allow your child some time to adjust and explore our office.
During your first visit we will gather all the information we need to develop a preventative program unique to your child. We will discuss appropriate home care such as brushing, flossing, diet and fluoride as it relates to your child specifically. 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, finger 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 to the dentist. Crying is a normal reaction for some children when faced with a new situation. Remember to compliment your child to others no matter how your child performed during their visit. it is important they feel reassured and positive about their dental experience. The more positive we all make the visit, the more they will want to come back and try even harder next time!
If you get home and realize there was something you forgot to ask, don’t hesitate to call our office. We realize the first appointment can be overwhelming and we want you to feel you have had your questions answered completely.
We strive to make every visit to our office a fun one!