If your child is about to get braces, then there is a high chance that they might be quite anxious. They will ask you a lot of questions and you need to answer these questions in the best way possible so that as you take them to get braces they will handle the experience well. Because this visit is quite a huge step for your child and even for you as a parent, we have discussed some tips that will help you prepare when getting braces for your kids.
Discuss the treatment options available
There are various treatment options available for various orthodontic issues, but the best person to ask about the most suitable treatment option and plan is our orthodontist. In most cases, metal braces are the best choice due to their affordability and reliability in the straightening of your child’s teeth. They are also available in various colors and, thus, your child can select their favorite color. Apart from just settling on the kind of braces your child needs, you need to discuss with them the reason why they need the braces and what the treatment goal is when getting braces for your kids. You can do research together with your child and even take them for the visit with our orthodontist so that they can ask the orthodontist any questions they have.
Talk about the preparation procedure before getting braces fitted
It is normal for your child to feel nervous about having to wear braces. One of the reasons is that fitting braces takes a lot of time which they are not used to. You can calm them down by telling them that fitting braces is not an intricate procedure. You can also mention that they will need to come back for follow-up visits with the orthodontist so that the wire in the braces can be adjusted so that their teeth gradually straighten out.
Stock up on soft foods
Although fitting the braces is not an invasive procedure, the pressure applied by the braces might lead to some slight discomfort in the first few days after getting braces for your kids. Thus, you need to have soft foods available so that they can eat and keep their energy levels up.
At Dr. Scott Runnels Orthodontics in Destin and Inet Beach, our orthodontist has years of experience in orthodontics and happily serves families in Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Freeport, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Panama City Beach, Panama City, and surrounding areas. You can be rest assured that we will give your child the best of care before, during and after fitting the braces. Contact us today to book an appointment.