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Before receiving orthodontic treatment, it’s important for your child to understand the reason that he or she needs braces. We’ve found that being informed will help improve your child’s cooperation and relationship with the orthodontist.
Being prepared for orthodontic treatment isn’t just about physically preparing your child’s teeth. It also means preparing your child emotionally and mentally in order to minimize fear and anxiety regarding the orthodontist. During this period of transition for your child, it’s important to be understanding and supportive, especially toward the beginning of orthodontic treatment.
Before your child receives braces, there are a few things he or she should know. These things include the following:
Lastly, it’s vital to communicate with your child and his or her orthodontist. Let the orthodontist know if you or child have any questions or concerns regarding treatment. The orthodontist will thoroughly explain your child’s treatment, what to expect, and how to best handle the changes.
Even during orthodontic treatment, your child should still be visiting Little Rockies Pediatric Dentistry every six months for a dental cleaning and exam. To schedule this appointment, please contact our Parker, Colorado child’s dental office today.