Does your child need braces? If so, you probably have a lot of questions. One of the most common questions that tends to come up right away is, “How much will braces cost?” It is true that braces can seem costly, but when compared to other medical and dental treatments they are really on the low end of the spectrum. Here’s an overview of what you can expect for orthodontic services.
Braces are common among teenagers and adults as a way of correcting the alignment of teeth. Proper orthodontic care is an important part of maintaining your long-term dental health and correcting problems that affect other areas of your life. Although braces are a big focus for many people, retainers are just as important.
Your kids are playing innocently at the park while you watch them from the bench. Suddenly, your youngest is screaming and flails on the ground in pain. You run over to comfort him to discover that his tooth has been knocked out clear from its socket.
If you’re like most parents, you probably figure your child’s school lunch isn’t exactly the best when it comes to nutrition, but that it’s not the worst either since it’s required to meet government guidelines. Generally speaking, this is an accurate take, but what you may not know is that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been moving the goalposts, allowing schools to serve less healthy foods and still meet USDA standards. Since dental health and overall health are intrinsically linked, we want to share what this means for your child’s school lunches.
Upper jaw expansion, also known as palatal expansion, is one of the most common treatments used in Phase 1 orthodontics. Unlike the orthodontic treatments of decades past, which waited to correct problems only after they emerged, the goal of Phase 1 treatment is to influence the jaw as it grows and develops in early childhood. To do this, we use palatal expander devices, or PEDs, to apply gentle, constant pressure that increases the width of the upper jaw.
Is your child or teen in need of braces? This is quite common. In fact, between a quarter and half of all people require orthodontic care. If it turns out that your child is one of them, you probably have some questions. Here are the top 10 questions and answers about braces.
All children need dental care, even extraordinary and exceptional children for whom visiting the dentist may be a challenge. Children have fears, may have difficulty being still, and sometimes require a strict adherence to a specific routine to feel at ease.
Is your child afraid to go to the dentist? Whether this is their first visit or the fear is a recent development since the last visit, it can be difficult to know what to do. Dental appointments are absolutely crucial for oral health and are a necessary part of a healthy lifestyle. Easing a child’s fears now can eliminate dental anxiety for the rest of their life. Try these strategies for calming your child’s fear of going to the dentist.
Toddlers are like a sponge, soaking up everything they learn about the world around them. That’s why these years are critical when it comes to laying the foundation for a lifetime of good oral hygiene habits. Even better, toddlers are enthusiastic learners—teach them to brush and they’ll brush with gusto! Here are some tips for helping your little one have a bright, healthy smile through their toddler years and beyond.
Many parents are concerned about their children’s thumb sucking habits, so before we get started, let’s make one thing clear: thumb sucking is normal. It’s not something to be concerned about in young children. Babies often start sucking their thumbs while they’re still in the womb—it’s no wonder it’s such a hard habit to break! The action of sucking helps infants self-soothe and once established, the habit often extends into early childhood. Here are the facts about thumb sucking.