Pediatric orthodontists like Dr. Karpac will help get your child on the right track towards a beautiful, healthy smile!
Most parents know that seeing the orthodontist with their children can sometimes be a lot easier said than done, and one question many parents have is whether or not they should send their child to a pediatric orthodontist or wait till they’re older.
There are many reasons why parents should pay close attention to their child’s oral health from an early age, and seeing a pediatric orthodontist like Dr. Karpac when your child is around 7 years old will go a very long way to ensure they’re provided with the best orthodontic treatment possible.
Below we’ll be going over 5 important reasons why your child should see a pediatric orthodontist, which include the following:
1. Focused Orthodontic Care
One of the most important reasons to see a pediatric orthodontist is because they’ll be experienced and certified to provide this type of specialized care. Pediatric specialists like Dr. Karpac are not just trained to work within smaller mouths with the correct tools, but they’re also working with kids of all ages.
Whether your child is 7 or 14, pediatric orthodontists will help ensure that they feel comfortable and calm during their treatment. One way that we help younger patients feel more comfortable is through our entertaining waiting rooms that provide toys and books that will keep your child’s attention.
We’ve made sure that our offices in Dublin and Gahanna are comfortable and will help kids feel at ease, and this goes a long way when it comes to alleviating any nerves oriented around seeing an orthodontist!
2. Pediatric Orthodontists Can Help Plan Treatment Around Developing Teeth
Dealing with growing gums and teeth is an entire field of orthodontics all on its own, and all pediatric orthodontists are specifically trained to support patients with developing teeth and gums. Dr. Karpac will always conduct a thorough inspection of a child’s mouth during their initial consultation, which is then followed up with a series of x-ray and 3D scan images.
These images become incredibly important as we get to see the more intricate details oriented around the child’s development, so we’ll be able to know how growing teeth will continue to develop and when the best time to initiate treatment would be.
3. Understanding The Uniqueness Of Each Child
A pediatric orthodontist will understand how every child is 100% unique, and that every child will require certain tweaks in terms of patient care. Pediatric orthodontists like Dr. Karpac are great with kids of all ages, which makes it a lot easier for parents to obtain a customized treatment plan that truly is completely tailored to their child’s specific needs.
Making sure your child is comfortable is always one of our top priorities, and we’ll often explain what certain tools do so they understand why each tool is important for them. No matter what your child ends up bringing into the pediatric orthodontic experience, Dr. Karpac will get to know them and what works best.
4. Smaller, Specialized Equipment
No young child should have to go through the discomfort and potential pain associated with having large orthodontic tools in their small mouths. Pediatric orthodontists will have all the necessary tools that are specifically oriented towards working with children, which means it’s far less likely for the tools to pose any discomfort during appointments.
Every type of orthodontic treatment, including Line-M-Up™ invisible aligners, will coincide with smaller equipment. We want your child to feel as comfortable as possible no matter what specific treatment they’re experiencing, and we’ll always go above and beyond expectations to ensure that every appointment is fun and efficient.
5. Pediatric Orthodontists Are Good At Communicating With Parents
What’s great about working with an experienced pediatric orthodontist like Dr. Karpac is that he’ll help you better understand what your role is in terms of your child’s teeth. We won’t just tell you that your child needs to brush their teeth and then leave it at that!
What we’ll do instead is provide some ideas to make your child enjoy brushing their teeth more, because making dental hygiene fun can alleviate the fight that a lot of parents experience with their kids. Some popular ideas include making music a part of oral hygiene routines, flavored toothpaste and many other tips.
The more you can get your child to enjoy orthodontic treatment and oral hygiene, they more they’ll start working on their health and foster beneficial habits.
Contact JK Orthodontics To Learn More About How Dr. Karpac Is A Great Pediatric Orthodontist For You And Your Family!
JK Orthodontics has supported countless child patients throughout the Columbus area for nearly 30 years, so we’ve seen firsthand just how far pediatric orthodontics have come over the years. You and your family certainly are in expert hands when you trust Dr. Karpac and our esteemed staff for your pediatric orthodontic needs!
Contact us online or call us at 614-766-0330 (Dublin office) or 614-471-6355 (Gahanna office) to get in touch with our team and schedule your initial consultation today!