Frequently Asked Pediatric Dental Questions – Naperville, IL

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Parents and their children are always asking us questions, and we love it! The intrigue to learn more about the dental world and the various techniques, services, and solutions used to treat smiles is what we enjoy most. Because we value patient education, you can count on us to provide the answers you need with complete honesty and transparency. But if you’re unsure what to ask, let us help. Below, we’ve compiled some frequently asked questions that we believe, might help provide a bit more information about some of the basics of pediatric dentistry and orthodontics.

When should my child see a dentist for the first time?

It is recommended that parents schedule their child’s first dental appointment when the first tooth erupts or before they reach the age of one. This initial appointment will focus more on getting to know you and your child as well as introducing and exposing them to our team and the environment around them. As they grow older, we will see them every six months and perform gentle examinations and cleanings to avoid decay and gum disease.

Do you see special needs children?

Yes! Our pediatric dentists are well equipped and trained to care for special needs patients. No matter the type of physical, behavioral, mental, or developmental condition, we work closely with parents to develop optimal accommodations that promote a friendly, compassionate, and gentle experience. We also encourage parents to bring items from home that might help their children feel more comfortable during their appointment.

My child experienced a dental emergency. What should I do?

First, you should call our office and alert us to the issue. We’ll work quickly to get your child in for an appointment as quickly as possible. In the meantime, we will offer first aid tips you can use at home to help manage the pain and avoid further damage to their smile. Once they arrive at our office, we will begin to examine the issue using digital imaging and formulate a treatment plan to address the problem.

Are traditional braces my only option as an adult?

No, we are pleased to offer Invisalign clear aligners as well. Although traditional braces are proven safe and effective for patients of all ages, they can be a deterrent for anyone looking to keep their orthodontic treatment subtle. Fortunately, with clear aligners, adults can feel more at ease undergoing treatment without compromising their daily appearances.

What makes Invisalign the preferred choice for older teens and adults?

Apart from the fact that these aligners are clear and virtually invisible, Invisalign is also a more desirable option because of its flexibility. The trays are removable, which makes eating and drinking easier. You can also clean them with greater ease than trying to maneuver around brackets and wires. With Invisalign, self-conscious teens and adults like yourself can feel more confident and comfortable, making for a more enjoyable experience.

Will you accept my dental insurance?

Yes, we are in-network with many different dental insurance companies, and our team will be happy to review your plan and determine the best way to save. Even if your provider is not listed on our site, we encourage you to call us. We will file any claims and paperwork on your behalf while also working to ensure you get the most out of your plan.