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EmBRACE Your Journey & Leave Smiling!

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EmBRACE Your Journey & Leave Smiling!

Also Offering Pediatric Dentistry

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EmBRACE Your Journey & Leave Smiling!

Also Offering Pediatric Dentistry

There are several areas of child dentistry that can lead to anxiety for children, and braces for kids represents one of the primary areas here. At Bluffton Orthodontics, our orthodontists are well trained in practices that can help keep your child comfortable and without stress before receiving braces.

As a parent, you can also be of great help here. Here are a few simple tips we generally offer to involve your child in the conversation and help prepare them for receiving braces.

Options

Whether or not your orthodontist is present, discuss your child’s treatment options with them beforehand. In many cases, they will have multiple braces options, or perhaps even other alternatives. Giving your child a voice in this conversation will help give them ownership over it, something you can remind them of down the line.

Positive Expectations

Explain to your child why braces are important for them – this understanding will help them during periods of anxiety or sadness about the appearance of their mouth. Also remind them that the actual procedure for having braces attached to the teeth is easy and won’t hurt at all. From here, ask your child if they have any questions, and discuss reasonable expectations, Include a significant look toward how much this will help them down the line.

Soft Foods

Prepare your child for the reality that they’ll have to tweak their diet a tad in the first few days after getting braces. This can be fun, though – let them choose soft foods to stock up on, and allow them rewards like ice cream that can be eaten without damaging braces.

Dental Wax

Another preparation item to get your child ready for is dental wax, or orthodontic wax. This is a basic cream you apply with your fingers to help brackets stop from rubbing onto teeth. If children are at the right age, you can involve them in this process and allow them to apply their own wax.

Want to learn more about preparing your child for braces, or any of our other orthodontic services? Speak to the friendly staff at Bluffton Orthodontics today.

Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Orthodontist in Bluffton, SC, for Braces & ClearCorrect...

My experience at Bluffton Orthodontics is beyond amazing. My treatment went really fast and I am more than happy with my results, I received so many compliments on how beautiful my smile is. Dr Garrison and his staff is EXCELLENT and I can’t thank you all enough. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

- Romario W.
romario 5 star review

We recently moved into the area not knowing anyone. We shopped around for orthodontic continued care for one of our kids who already had braces on from a different country. Dr Garrison assured us he could continue the care following the previous doctor’s recommendation for continued treatment. Now, he just put braces on another one of our children. His staff is helpful and friendly. We love going in for visits.

- Rina P.
rina 5 star review

Excellent staff! My daughter was very nervous about getting braces, but the staff walked her through the whole process. I highly recommend Dr. Garrison and his staff!

- Candice F.
candice 5 star review

I just absolutely love this place.. Everyone is very friendly.. And affordable..I highly recommend going there. 😊 Wish I could give 10 Stars!

- James M.
james 5 star review

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Bluffton Orthodontics. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

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Our Bluffton
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337 Buckwalter Place Blvd.
Bluffton, SC 29910

843-815-2521

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We have rotating convenient before & after work & school hours. Please call to schedule!

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Our Bluffton
Orthodontics Office
337 Buckwalter Place Blvd.
Bluffton, SC 29910

843-815-2521

Office Hours:
We have rotating convenient before & after work & school hours. Please call to schedule!

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