We’re both feeling anxious about my child’s “braces day”
Braces are a big investment for parents – but they’re also a huge commitment for you child.
All of the different types of braces require ongoing maintenance an can mean that, for the time being, certain foods will need to be avoided. Before any style of braces are applied it’s essential you talk to your child and explain the full process. Make sure they understand that looking after their braces properly can mean a speedier treatment time, less discomfort, and a fantastic smile when it’s over!
Here are some important steps to set up for the big day:
- Fix any simple tooth or gum issues at your dentist before your orthodontist applies braces. e.g. fixing cavities, checking for gum problems, or conducting a professional cleaning
- Braces for children are usually covered by private health insurance as long as your policy includes standard orthodontic work
- Make sure you address any questions or concerns you may have about how you or child should care for their braces once you get home
Your orthodontist and technician will provide you with lots of information to take home but don’t be afraid to ask any questions if you are unsure.