The perfect guide to help moms and dads confidently and correctly make decisions about their child’s orthodontic care and getting braces for kids.
Find answers to your questions about braces for kids and learn how you can make the best decisions for your child without making mistakes or getting ripped off.
To start, it’s not the 1980’s anymore.
Heavy, ugly, tight and painful metal braces are a thing of the past.
Braces used to be hard to put on, hard to keep on, painful to remove. They also used to look as uncomfortable on a kid’s face as they certainly felt.
So if you think your child might need braces in today’s world, you can take a deep breath…. The experience won’t be anything like it was when you were a kid. They won’t even try hiding under the bed and have to be dragged kicking.
Not only has everything about braces changed…
…we now have a large number of options to get the best, customized, personalized answer to your child’s needs.
After all, getting braces should never feel like ordering over the counter: “Hey, give me braces. How much?”
Each situation is unique….
…and technology today makes it possible for the solution for your child to be lighter, safer, and easier to clean.
Today, not only are braces for kids not as painful, but they achieve a perfect, healthy smile with more accuracy and in a shorter period of time than ever before
So if you think your child might need braces in today’s world, you can take a deep breath…. The experience won’t be anything like it was when you were a kid. In fact, they’ll cost as little as one Starbucks stop a day for a year!
There are also a number of different payment plans if needed. So, that hurdle is a lot lower than it was when our parents used to look up at it.
It’s not going to hurt your bank account; so if the thought of paying it out in one lump sum or having to sacrifice a family vacation next summer is stressful, just know that getting braces for your kids won’t put you or your family in that situation.
The old cliche ‘time is money’ is still true…
So if you’ve been putting off a braces appointment for your child to avoid wasted hours in a waiting room and endless appointments getting in the way of soccer practice, we want you to know that your experience will not be like that.
We make sure our initial appointment is thorough and worth your time, without wasting it.
“Premier Orthodontics worked with me as a single parent to find a payment plan I could afford. The dreams of beautiful smiles for me and my kids were always out of reach until I met Dr. Coles!”—Jennifer D Casa Grande, AZ.
My next message is: braces for kids are about more than just straight teeth.
Orthodontic care for a child, preteen, or teen is more than just correcting crooked, crowded teeth with braces…
That’s like thinking about getting your tires checked might be a good idea AFTER being stranded with a flat at night with pouring rain.
This is also about more than just braces because it impacts psychological and emotional health, not just oral health.
Some parents put off orthodontic treatment, but these irregularities and problems do not heal themselves.
This isn’t acne. There’s no growing out of it. The problems only grow worse and harder to resolve with age.
Hiding your smile isn’t easy in an age of selfies and social media. Children can become self-conscious and embarrassed.
Self-esteem affects everything from getting good grades and going on first dates, to enjoying their childhood and teen years.
Getting braces for your kids shouldn’t be scary or intimidating. You don’t need to have a PhD in child development to know the right time to get started. You also don’t need to be rich to afford it.
The Parent’s Guide to Braces for Kids give you the knowledge in plain English (no medical jargon, we promise).
Read this guide and we guarantee you’ll be much better able to ask smart questions, be informed, and…
…correctly and confidently make good choices about braces for your kids.
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In each chapter, we’ll cover the key aspects of what moms and dads need to know about braces for their kids, including…
How to Find an Orthodontist For Your Child? Just like not all braces are created equal, each doctor will have their own strengths and weaknesses. Many that won’t be ideal for your kids. Learn how to identify the best doctor for your child.
We’ve organized The Parent’s Guide to Braces for Kids in a logical progression. Though you can jump around, it usually makes the most sense to read the chapters in order.