At Eagle Harbor Dental, we understand the needs of your children that is why we are dedicated to providing quality care for you and your kids. We make sure that the fear of going to the dentist and other misconceptions are gone. We set the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health habits.
Children and Orthodontics
If your kids have a set of crooked teeth, crossbites, or protruding front teeth correcting it with orthodontics treatment as early as ages 6 or 7 while the teeth are still developing and the jaw is still growing can help save their beautiful smile. Orthodontics can straighten out crooked teeth making brushing and flossing easier among the little ones. Keep teeth and gums healthy as orthodontics help remove oral debris before it turns into plaque.
Since children have different reactions to the procedure, making them comfortable is our utmost priority. Some children may resist as they come to the visit and receive care but we at Eagle Harbor Dental are always patient and compassionate to help take their worries away!
Helping Kids Overcome Fear of Dentists
If your little one needs to have dental work but he seems terrified and uncomfortable, we are well-versed in the fine art of making children comfortable and keeping them entertained. Effective visits can be achieved once children are in their comfortable state. We have televisions in the ceilings to keep kids entertained while we focus on their teeth. In extreme cases, we can administer nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, so that they can still receive the oral care they need without the extra stress. helping to establish trust and mitigate their worries.
“Came on the recommendation of my grandmother and mother. Will say that Heather (the hygienist) was professional and made me feel comfortable every step of the way. Dr. Standish also made me feel welcome and answered all my questions. Eagle Harbor Dental is truly our family’s dental choice for all dental needs. P.S. They have the MOST comfortable dental chairs I have ever sat in!”
Braces for Children
Eagle Harbor Dental offers Invisalign® clear aligners that can straighten teeth as effective as braces. The aligners are removable making it easier for your kids to maintain good oral hygiene. Invisalign is clear so your kids wouldn’t have to worry about it being noticeable. Thousands of orthodontists now are using aligners to treat various teeth alignment issues.
If you need an effective and comfortable orthodontics treatment for your child, visit us and experience the benefits of orthodontics.
Frequently Asked Questions
When should I bring my child in for braces?
We recommend considering orthodontics for your child at around 7 years old. However, this depends on the severity fo the misalignment on your child’s teeth.
Does my child still need dental checkups every six months if they have braces?
Yes, it actually becomes even more important for your child to come every six months for us to ensure that the alignment is occurring correctly. Also, braces cause hard-to-reach areas that may lead to a higher chance of cavities and other diseases.
Will my child still be able to play a musical instrument or sport with braces?
Yes, your child won’t have to quit their favorite activities because of their braces. Playing an instrument may take some adjustments and getting used to, but they’ll be back to normal in no time.
Does my child really need braces or will their teeth straighten as they grow?
Research shows that teeth typically get worse and more misaligned as they grow out, so it’s vital that you get your child’s teeth aligned correctly as soon as possible.