As a parent of a child with braces, you have already invested monetarily in your child’s smile. It’s also important to be invested personally by making sure that your child is taking proper care of their teeth during orthodontic treatment. If you or your child are currently in treatment or possibly just beginning the process, you may not be sure what questions to ask your Parkville orthodontist. At Weber Orthodontics, we’re always available to answer your questions, even if you’re unsure what those questions are.
If your child hasn’t had their braces installed yet, but the date is fast approaching, here are some questions to consider:
- How long will they need to wear braces?
- What sort of foods can my child eat? What sort of foods should they avoid?
- How often do they need to brush and floss? How can I encourage them to take great care of their teeth and braces?
- What do we do if a bracket breaks during sports or after-school activities? If a wire comes loose, do we call you right away?
These and other questions are important to ask, and our orthodontic team can answer all of them, helping you feel more at ease about your child’s braces. If they have friends that have had braces, ask your child to talk to them about what it was like to care for their teeth and maintain good oral hygiene. It can also be beneficial for you to talk to other parents that have had children with braces, so you can learn what to expect and how involved you need to be in caring for your child’s smile.