Child’s First Visit to the Orthodontics Office: What to Expect
A child’s first visit to the orthodontics office can be a bit nerve wrecking. Meeting new staff members and being in a new environment with examinations and dental chairs can cause a bit of a negative stigma for your child and the orthodontics office.
Being prepared for this first visit can help things go smoothly and create a health relationship with your child and the orthodontics office. Here’s a preview of what your first visit may look like at the office:
- The first visit should be an exam and consultation, so no work will actual be done to your child at this visit.
- The Dr will do an examination of your child’s teeth, bite and smile. They may also take photos and radiographs.
- The Dr will then explain the findings of this exam and be able to discuss next steps.
- The Dr may create an observation schedule for growth and development for your child.
- Financial options, estimated treatment length, etc. will be discussed during this appointment.
Overall, the first visit is nothing to worry about, so focus on letting your child know they should remain calm and comfortable during this visit.