Our Office First Visit at the Orthodontist
On the first visit to our offices, you are beginning your child’s journey to a beautiful, healthy smile. When the treatment is completed and you see that ear-to-ear smile, there is no greater reward. At Lakes Park Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics, we live for those moments!
Today, straightening teeth is truly an art. Dr. Oliver Favalli has devoted his professional life to helping children, and is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. He took the extra step of adding three additional years of schooling to become a Certified Orthodontist. He wants to ensure his young patients have the best possible dental and orthodontic care. Dr. Oliver is a proud member American Association of Orthodontists.
The first step is to meet with us for a consultation, where you can meet our team, get a full initial exam, and learn about your orthodontic treatment options. Our entire staff wants you and your child to feel comfortable and cared for from the moment you walk in our offices. We take all the time you need. We make friends, not patients – and we love working with children.
The next step is a full review of your child’s dental and medical history, so we are able to craft the perfect treatment plan. Your child will need initial X-rays. We use the most advanced equipment, and this process is faster and safer than ever before. Our specialty is working with children, and we make it easy on them.
A Personal Smile Plan & Treatment Options
We will prepare an individualized treatment plan for your child. There are various options that may be available. We explain each option to you so you can make an informed decision about the orthodontic treatment that will work best for your child.
Every child is different, and each treatment plan gets our full attention. We want to get the best results possible, so we never scrimp on the time we put into a treatment plan. After the initial consultation, there are just a few more steps. We need to make casts of the teeth (don’t worry – it is not painful!). We also take photos of your child’s face and teeth, and special diagnostic X-rays specifically for orthodontic evaluations. This additional information allows us to address the issues even better.
Once we have your child’s treatment plan researched, we get to work. Before we place the braces on your child, we answer all of your questions, so you are completely confident. It’s a team effort!
Regular Visits to the Orthodontist
When undergoing orthodontic treatment, we see our young patients every 4 to 6 weeks. These checkups don’t take long, usually lasting about twenty to forty minutes. Every appointment has a purpose. We are carefully watching progress, and adjusting what’s necessary so your child’s teeth are moving exactly as they should.
Scheduling Appointments for Regular Office Visits
We all have busy lives, and we make setting appointments as convenient as possible for you. All dental and orthodontic appointments will be planned around your busy schedule. If you need to reschedule an appointment, we do everything we can to accommodate you. Just give us a call and let us know – our friendly staff is here to help.
Ready to schedule your first appointment? Give us a call at (239) 418-1444.