Pediatric Dentist Dr. Michelle Lin and Orthodontist Daniel Le - Cypress, TX

Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontist - First Visit

 

Pediatric Dentistry

Our office, as well as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, recommends that your child visit the dentist by his/her 1st birthday.

On the first visit, you and your child will have an opportunity to meet the doctor and staff, and be acclimated to the office atmosphere.  Following a thorough review of your child’s medical and dental history Dr. Lin will perform a full oral exam of your child.  Depending on the circumstances Dr. Lin will decide if x-ray is needed to be taken.  Afterward, an evaluation of your child will be explained in full that will outline any existing dental problems, proposed treatment, and an estimate of all costs. Oral hygiene instructions will also be given with suggestions to help you care for your child's teeth. The initial exam will last approximately one hour.

We strive to make your child's first visit a comfortable, pleasant, and fun experience.  To make your child’s visit to the dentist a pleasant one, there are some things you, as parents, can do.

1)                       In discussing dentistry with your child, it would be helpful if you do not use the terms such as “drill”, “shot”, “pull”, “hurt”, “needles”, or any other words which might have an unpleasant meaning and might cause unnecessary fear.  Our office strives to make a practice of using words that convey the same message, but are pleasant and non-frightening to the child, words such as “whistle toothbrush” instead of “drill”, “sleepy juice” instead of “shot”, etc.

2)                       Please do not be upset if your child cries. Crying is a normal reaction to fear. Children may be afraid of anything new and strange to them. Kindness is the greatest contribution for overcoming fear and it must be our united objective to eliminate dental fears.

Orthodontics

On the first visit you and or your child will have an opportunity to meet the doctor and staff, and be acclimated to the office atmosphereFollowing a thorough review of the patient’s main concern and medical and dental history, Dr. Le will perform a complete a full oral exam.  After the initial exam, Dr. Le will let you know if you or your child can benefit from orthodontic treatment, and if so, when treatment should start and the approximate time in treatment. Depend on circumstance digital x-ray and picture may be taken as per doctor recommendation.  The propose treatment, treatment timing and financial details will be discussed and presented to you in a letter fully describing the terms and condition of treatment. This informative appointment is complimentary.

If the treatment is accepted, an appointment is scheduled to take record which included impression of the teeth and appropriate digital pictures and x-rays. 

In more extensive cases, Dr. Le may further evaluate the photos, x-rays, models and other diagnostic tools to accurately diagnose and treatment plan for your case. He will make his treatment recommendations at a subsequent consultation appointment.

Follow-Up Visits:

Record and spacers (30 min)

Placement of braces and oral hygiene instruction (1.5hours)

Regular adjustment appointments (15 minutes every 4-6 weeks)

Longer adjustment visits (30 minutes)

Braces removal & final records (1 hour)

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