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The Friendly Kids Dentistry

The moment you open our door you will see our approach to kids is unique and fun. We have a playroom full of games to keep them entertained while waiting for their appointments. We keep their bodies and minds engaged at all times to lessen anxiety. This no stress tactic continues into our treatment rooms so they won’t even have time to become fearful.

In fact, if your child is especially anxious or had a bad experience previously- we encourage you to bring them in to get acquainted with us. Our family friendly attitude will put them right at ease.

Teaching Starts Today

We have a fun way of teaching kids the proper way to brush their teeth and tongues so they can have sparkling shiny teeth. We strive to make their entire visit comfortable and enjoyable. Children love to learn and are always waiting for that “good job” from their parents. So we include mom and dad in the oral care lessons. We will be glad to answer any questions. If your kids are reluctant to follow the routine or start to lag, bring them in for a booster class on the importance of dental hygiene.

Affordable Kids Dentistry

Our overall goal is to provide quality dental care for all kids. We focus on their needs and work to overcome the common obstacles such as availability and costs. Our office hours were created to increase convenience with evening and weekend options. We gladly accept Medicaid and other insurances as well as cash payments. We will assist you with insurance plans and claims to determine the best possible outcome.

The Contagious Smiles

In our office parents and dentist work together to make the most beautiful smiles last a lifetime. When someone has pretty white teeth, they smile more often, and they look and feel better about themselves. Everyone wants that same feeling- it is contagious.

Year round dental hygiene is paramount in protecting your teeth and preventing the development of serious diseases. Reducing costs is an added benefit for now and in your children’s future.

Our pediatric experts consistently seek out the latest techniques available in child dentistry. We provide the most advanced care for our patients whether it’s a more cost effective approach or the latest in available equipment. Treatments for cavities and misaligned teeth have changed dramatically to give kids better results with faster and easier procedures. New methods of management include such things as guards to prevent grinding of the teeth, which may only be spotted by a dentist. This one visit could prevent TMJ from developing. Your dentist may offer other suggestions too.

Common problems can now be avoided if they are discovered early, and treatment begins as soon as possible. Medications for controlling kid’s pain or offering sedation are improving all the time, and we want to provide safest and most efficient options.

Just give us a call to set up the most opportune time for your checkup.

Orthodontics for kids

As a child’s permanent teeth come in, they can often come in crooked, crowded or gapped. To correct these issues, orthodontic procedures may be needed. Pediatric orthodontics involves the use of certain dental appliances to straighten teeth or re-align one’s jaw to promote the development of a healthy, functional and attractive smile in adulthood.

Braces for kids

Some orthodontic conditions, such as crooked teeth or a misaligned jaw, are much easier to correct early, while the teeth and jaw are still somewhat moldable. One of the most common orthodontic appliances used for kids are braces. Braces are devices that are used to straighten teeth and correct misaligned bites. They work by gradually applying pressure to teeth that need to be shifted into their desired, permanent position. Braces can be comprised of ceramic, plastic, stainless steel or any combination of other materials, each with its own distinct advantages.

Modern-day braces, however, do not have to look like you are wearing a full mouth of metal. There are a number of alternatives to traditional metal braces, such as clear plastic aligners and braces with brackets that are bonded directly to the surface of each tooth. These more advanced braces for kids are perfect for those who are seeking an attractive form of dental correction.

Invisalign for kids

A popular and attractive option to correct misaligned teeth in kids are Invisalign braces. Invisalign braces are near-invisible plastic trays that straighten teeth without any metal brackets or wires. They work similarly to metal braces in that they apply pressure to align teeth into their correct position. The difference is that they tend to be more visually appealing than metal braces because they are nearly invisible to the naked eye. Another advantage to Invisalign braces is that they are removable, allowing the Invisalign-wearer to eat whatever they want without the fear of getting food particles stuck between the metal crevices and their natural teeth. Keeping your natural teeth healthy tends to also be less of an obstacle with Invisalign braces, since you can simply remove your Invisalign aligners and brush and floss your teeth normally.

If your child has crooked, crowded or gapped teeth, braces might be a good option to correct his or her smile naturally. Contact our office to schedule an appointment with us to see what types of braces and orthodontic treatment options we offer.