Child Friendly Orthodontists

by | Apr 18, 2013 | Dental Services

Orthodontist Wayne NJ – Orthodontics—from the Greek word orthos, meaning ‘straight and proper’—is the form of dentistry that concerns itself with the correct alignment of the teeth. It covers the entire topic and treatment of keeping the teeth in straight form and having good jaw alignment, too. Sometimes, when teeth grow crooked they can cause an improper bite, jaw problems or eating problems as well as gum disease or pain. An orthodontist is concerned with preventative methods as well as correctional methods to make the teeth lie straight, the jaw align properly and the oral health to remain in good condition.

Getting your child to willingly attend the dentist can prove very traumatic, especially if they are frightened of any possible treatment. If a child has crooked teeth you may feel it is necessary for them to have dental braces or a retainer to keep their teeth straight and encourage straight growth. If you are on the lookout for a good Orthodontist Wayne NJ, you should look for a dentist who offers a very child friendly environment, where they are made to feel very comfortable before they even see the dentist. The office should ideally be sterile and flawlessly clean. The dentist, of course should be fully trained at an accredited dental school or university and should be able to be verified by the Commission on Dental Accreditation—CODA—as well as graduating with DDS, BDS, or DMD. As an orthodontic specialist they should also be a graduate of the ABO—the American Board of Orthodontics—and be fully accredited by that organization.

Child Friendly Access

The area where the dentist sees the child should also be comforting to alleviate any or most fears the child has. If the area feel intimidating the child will feel nervous, so having your child distracted by interesting things would help. When your child is in the dentist’s chair they would be calm and relaxed. The dentist should check their teeth over and be able to recognize any dental deformities, other characteristics of any dental issues that the child has or could potentially get in later years. They may take x-rays to determine the underlying cause and diagnose whatever condition the teeth have.

Don’t forget to ask for a tour of the premises to make sure you are happy with the way they run things. You have to comfortable that when your child is visiting the orthodontist they are not terrified or worried. The dentist should also have a pleasant and friendly manner to put the child at ease. You will also need to like the dentist and make sure they are kind to your child. If your child is to be encouraged to look after their teeth and not fear going to the dentist they should also offer information on oral health and advice on tooth brushing and hygiene.

If you are looking for a kid friendly orthodontist in Wayne NJ contact Wayne Pediatric Dental Care for information on their services.


Recent Posts



Related Posts