Top 5 Benefits of In-House Ortho

Braces1Few pediatric dentistry offices can boast having a comprehensive orthodontics team all under one roof. Alameda Pediatric Dentistry offers children the most customized dental care in and around the Bay Area—with early orthodontic treatment available in-house. Here are the top 5 ways this can benefit you and your family:

1. Early detection. As a parent, you likely won’t notice issues that require early orthodontic treatment—but your child’s dentist will! Your child’s dentist is the best person to let you know when issues like overcrowding, protruding teeth, or speech impediments exist, and whether or not braces are the answer. With the ability to do orthodontics in our office, you can be sure that communication between your child’s pediatric dentist and orthodontist will be seamless and efficient.

2. Convenience. Anyone who’s had braces, or knows someone who has, realizes that cleanings aren’t so simple. Before the dentist can clean the teeth, the orthodontist must remove the wires, and after the appointment, replace them. This requires multiple office visits on the same day for parents and kids, oftentimes with younger siblings in tow. With both the dentist and orthodontist in one place, cleanings are that much easier.

3. Comfort. It may have taken some time for your child to adjust to dental visits, and if they need braces, that’s means they’ll have to get used to another office, staff, and culture. You already know that going to the dentist is something they look forward to at Alameda Pediatric Dentistry, and the same will go for a trip to see the orthodontist here!

4. Quality. Quality makes all the difference in your family’s experience with dental and orthodontic care. With the same high standards as our pediatric dental counterpart, you can be rest assured that our in-house orthodontic team is equipped with the latest technology. In addition to having 10 years of dental experience, orthodontist Dr. Helaine Kan obtained orthodontic specialty training and an M.S. in Orofacial Sciences.

5. Knowledge. We understand that parents can never have too much information when it comes to their kids. That’s why we encourage parents to ask questions, and every step of the way, our caring and knowledgeable doctors and staff will explain procedures in a manner both you and the kids can relate to, so there’s never any mystery in the equation.

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  1. The dentist is such an important part of your children’s oral health. Not only that, but he will likely be the first to notice issues like overcrowding, which may require orthodontics. Early detection really is key!

  2. Though its Adult or Children, dentist are required for every one. Sometimes people don’t care about their teeth and if dentist are in-house then they give suggestions to everyone for taking care for their teeth. The five benefits you have share is really good for children to understand family and ortho dentist.

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