A healthy, beautiful smile can ensure your child’s long-term dental and overall health, while improving their self-confidence.
In addition to better self-confidence due to improved self-image there are many short-term and long-term health benefits from receiving orthodontic treatment early.
By arranging an early consultation with the specialists at Bridgeport Braces, your child will be able to:
We get it. Not everyone loves the idea of coming to the Orthodontist. But we promise that your first visit with Bridgeport Braces will be very exciting!
When you and your child come for your first visit, you will be greeted by one of our warm and friendly team members. Getting to know our space is important for your child to feel comfortable, and our team members are always available to answer any questions you or your child might have. During your consultation with our Orthodontist, digital x-rays and pictures will be taken of your child’s teeth and jaws, followed by a detailed examination. The Orthodontist will use the digital x-rays along with his or her visual exam findings to develop a treatment plan tailored to your child’s needs.
Once a treatment plan is decided upon, the Bridgeport Braces team will answer any questions that you may have and review financing options to find a solution that fits your budget. Once all the details are finalized, treatment can begin – even on the same day – and your child will be on their way to having a happy, healthy smile.
Your Bridgeport Braces team always has your child’s best interests at heart. If your child is not considered to be at the appropriate stage in their development to begin treatment, they will be placed into the Bridgeport Braces “Observation” program. During “Observation,” your child’s development will be monitored through regularly scheduled visits until it is determined that they are ready to begin treatment. This is an especially important process because some things have better outcomes if detected early.
If your child is a candidate for early intervention, they will most likely start at what is known as “Phase 1.” Though each phase will be different for every child, Phase 1 usually involves a dental appliance (palatal expanders or Invisalign First), which is used to improve the alignment and development of jaws, create space for adult teeth, and reduce crowding. Dental appliances can also help with correcting harmful oral habits and speech impediments as well as improve the ease of breathing. Following the completion of Phase 1, your child will be regularly monitored by our Orthodontists to determine if and when full braces or Invisalign are required to completely align any remaining teeth and bite issues.