Dental Care for Children and Adolescents
At Ona Healthy Smile we provide comprehensive dental care for children and adolescents. All members of our team are committed to creating a compassionate and stress-free dental experience for your child.
Our office, as well as the The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) all recommend establishing a “Dental Home” for your child by one year of age. Children who have a dental home are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care. The Dental Home is intended to provide a place for your child to experience positive dental treatment that can grow along with your child.
Braces are usually applied before or during the teen years for very good reasons. Before the teen years, the transition from baby teeth to permanent teeth can be utilized in space management, as can the growth aspect of the bone around the teeth. During the teen years the permanent teeth can be moved to the proper position due to the bone being more pliable.
Our goal is to make your child’s first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. We are also committed to creating an environment where our patients and their parents can play an active role in preventing oral dental disease and providing quality treatment to correct existing problems.
Our team welcomes questions from our kid patients along with parent questions. We want you to feel part of our team in preventing oral dental disease so we will provide you with information and education, so you can make informed decisions about your child’s dental health.
One of the passions of our team is to provide our young patients with the foundation for a lifetime of excellent dental health.