What Are My Child's Options for Braces?
Thanks to modern technologies and countless orthodontic improvements, braces are more comfortable and affordable now than they have been in the past. Cuddly Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics provides a variety of orthodontic treatments to cater to the different wants and needs of Allen, TX children. Traditional metal braces offer fun customizations that let your child show their personality. However, clear ceramic braces are made from a translucent material, making them near impossible to see. Whether your child prefers traditional or ceramic braces, this orthodontic treatment can help align their teeth for a beautiful and healthy smile. To find out more about our braces options, schedule an appointment with one of our pediatric dentists, Dr. Yvonne Felli or Dr. Ajikwaga Felli, at our office in Allen, TX.
"I had an amazing experience with my 5 year old and 3 year old boys. The office was very clean and kid friendly with all the vibrant colors. Teresa and Laurie were friendly, and made my boys feel comfortable for their first dental cleaning appointment. Dr. Yvonne and Ajikwaga Felli were very professional and informative. Overall, everyone was welcoming!"- N.M. / Google / Jun 05, 2022
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"I cannot express enough how grateful I am for the exceptional care my 8-year-old daughter received at this dentistry. She has always been terrified of dentists, to the point where she didn't even want to lay down for her check-up. The team's patience and expertise with children transformed her entire experience. By the end of the appointment, she surprisingly mentioned that she wanted to come back, which, considering her anxieties, is a testament to their outstanding service. Additionally, I am incredibly thankful for them accommodating us urgently after my daughter chipped her front teeth. A heartfelt thank you to the entire team for their compassion and professionalism!"- I.T. / Google / Oct 27, 2023
"Very clean dentist and friendly staff"- R.K. / Google / Oct 18, 2023
"Always a great experience for my son. Great team!"- O.Y. / Google / Oct 16, 2023
What Can I Expect When My Child Gets Braces?
After your child's initial consultation and it has been decided he or she would benefit from braces, a personalized treatment program will be created by one of our pediatric dentists. When you return to get your child's braces, their teeth will be properly prepped and cleaned. We will paint your child's teeth with a bonding agent, then either metal brackets or clear, ceramic brackets will be placed. A UV light will be used to harden the glue. Once all the mounts are done, we will thread the archwire through them and either add the color bands of your child's choice or add subtle white bands. The application procedure usually moves fairly fast, and your child might experience little to no discomfort. Your child will have to return to Cuddly Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics once a month for adjustments and progress exams. Braces may make flossing and cleaning the teeth harder so good oral hygiene is imperative. When he or she gets braces, we will teach them how to clean their teeth and offer some helpful tips. As a rule of thumb, we recommend that your child floss and brush after each meal. Maintaining all appointments and regular dental cleanings may also help ensure optimal outcomes. Usually, most patients have braces for 1 – 2 years, but your child's treatment period will be based on the seriousness of their situation.
Are orthodontics covered by insurance?
Orthodontic treatment may be covered in part by dental insurance, but it depends on your coverage and policy. Before you visit Cuddly Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we can look at your policy details and calculate the costs for treatment. We also accept a wide variety of payment options to make braces and orthodontics more affordable.
How can my kids take care of their braces?
Orthodontic treatment is most successful when it's done right, so have your children brush at least twice a day with toothpaste that contains fluoride. They should also floss to remove any food particles that might get trapped between the braces and teeth. We can show your child how to floss with braces during their initial appointment.
Do they need to wear a retainer after braces?
A retainer is a removable appliance we provide to our patients after orthodontic treatment. Retainers are incredibly important for keeping their teeth in place. Our dental staff can provide information on how often your child should wear retainers as well as how to clean them properly in Allen, TX.
Transform Your Child's Smile
In recent years, there have been many improvements in orthodontic and dental care for patients of all ages. However, braces are still one of the most popular methods at Cuddly Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics to treat bite issues in children. Get in touch with our office in Allen, TX to schedule an appointment with our pediatric dentists, Dr. Yvonne Felli and Dr. Ajikwaga Felli, to learn more about traditional metal braces and clear, ceramic braces.