Preparing for the Visit
Before the visit, talk to your child about what they can expect in a way that’s engaging and non-threatening. Explain that the orthodontist is a friendly doctor for their teeth, who will help them have a beautiful smile as they grow up.
Also, prepare yourself by making a list of questions or concerns you might have. The first visit is a great opportunity for you to get all the information you need about your child’s oral health.
What Happens During the Visit
The first orthodontic visit at Ahava Orthodontics is designed to be informative and relaxed, with the primary aim to get to know your child and assess their oral health. Our orthodontist will perform a thorough examination of your child’s teeth, jaw, and oral tissues. This evaluation might include taking X-rays and photographs to get a detailed view of your child’s mouth.
Our orthodontist will also discuss with you and your child their findings, including whether or not future orthodontic treatment might be necessary, what that treatment might entail, and when it should ideally begin. They will also answer any questions you might have.
After the Visit
After the visit, it’s important to discuss the experience with your child. Encourage them to voice any concerns or questions that might have arisen. Your support and reassurance will help make future visits more comfortable for them.
If the orthodontist recommends future treatment, take the time to discuss the proposed plan with your family and the orthodontic office. Ahava Orthodontics is dedicated to working with families to ensure treatment plans are affordable and practical, and we’re always available to discuss your concerns.
Your Child’s Smile Begins Here
At Ahava Orthodontics, we believe that a beautiful smile begins with a healthy foundation. The first orthodontic visit is a significant step in building that foundation. By scheduling your child’s first visit around the age of seven, you’re helping set the stage for a lifetime of healthy, confident smiles. We look forward to becoming your trusted partner in your child’s oral health journey.