Providence Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics

Two Phase Orthodontic Treatment

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At your child’s consultation, the orthodontist might recommend “two phases of treatment”. This phrase may sound a bit overkill, but it’s a lot less complex than it sounds, and it may benefit your child. Here is why: Two-phase treatment is exactly as it sounds: orthodontic treatment that is delivered in two phases. The second phase […]

What is a dental home, why does it matter, and what can I expect for my child’s first dental visit at Providence PDO?

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The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) defines the dental home as the ongoing relationship between the dentist and the patient, inclusive of all aspects of oral health care delivered in a comprehensive, continuously accessible, coordinated, and family-centered way. In short, the goal is to create a safe space for you and your child to have their dental needs […]

The Complete Guide to Adult Orthodontic Treatment

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Up until recent memory, it was a common stereotype that only children and adolescents were eligible to receive orthodontic treatment. This stereotype has continued to linger in recent years and many adults still wouldn’t go anywhere near the idea of getting braces or clear aligners. Although the majority of orthodontic patients globally are still under […]