At Dr. Patty’s Dental Boutique & Spa, we are committed to making sure every child leaves our warm and welcoming practice with a healthy smile. We have specialized knowledge and training to provide children with the gentle and empathetic care they deserve to achieve a happy smile. Our kid-friendly dentists Dr. April Patterson and Dr. Nancy Vazquez have a passion for working with children of all ages, including those with special needs. We recommend scheduling an initial visit when your baby’s first tooth erupts, which is typically between the ages of six and 12 months. Establishing proper oral health early on ensures a healthy foundation and good habits throughout childhood. Pediatric dentistry in Fort Lauderdale, FL involves preventive dental care, as well as endodontics, frenectomies, orthodontics and customized mouth guards for children involved in sports. Because we offer these services under one roof, you will not have to visit multiple practices.
Dr. Patterson or Dr. Vazquez will complete a thorough examination of your child’s mouth. We use a painless intraoral camera and may take digital X-rays to assess their bone health and look for signs of tooth decay. If we discover any issues, we will discuss these thoroughly with you so you know what to expect, including the cost. After their exam, our hygienist will gently clean your child’s teeth to remove any plaque that has accumulated. If your child is age 3 or older, we encourage you to help them brush twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste and soft-bristled toothbrush. In addition to routine care, we offer:
Bite-related issues can start during different stages of dental development and are largely dependent on a child’s growth and specific case. If you think your child needs braces, contact us for a complimentary consultation. During this visit, we will weigh the risks and benefits of beginning or postponing treatment. We want your child to enjoy a lovely, straight smile as soon as possible but only if it clinically appropriate. We offer traditional braces, as well as Six Month Smiles and Invisalign. While Six Month Smiles is recommended for teens 16 and older, Invisalign has specialized straightening protocols for younger children. Invisalign First is designed with comfort in mind for children ages 6 to 10 to treat simple to complex teeth straightening issues including crowding, spacing and narrow dental arches.
Whether you are looking for compassionate pediatric dentistry in Fort Lauderdale, FL for your baby’s first appointment, have a pre-teen who needs braces or a child with infected dental pulp, our team is dedicated to restoring bright and healthy smiles. Our entire team looks forward to providing the compassionate care your child needs to maintain proper dental health for life. We think everyone deserves access to excellent dental care, so we accept insurance from in-network and out-of-network carriers and partner with leading third-party financing companies to help make treatment more affordable.
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