Children’s Dentistry for a Healthy Future
why choose GEDCfor Pedodontics Services
Your child’s oral health begins at an early age, and we understand that a visit to the dentist may seem unnecessary. While your child’s first trip to the dentist should happen as soon as their first tooth appears, an initial visit doesn’t mean treatment. Our Great Expressions dentist will simply check to see that your baby’s teeth are growing and developing the way they should. From then on, plan on regular visits every six months or so, if your dentist recommends it.
Our pedodontists at Great Expressions; specialize in the dental development of primary teeth and permanent teeth, and as they get older, wisdom teeth extractions and braces. From baby teeth to braces and beyond, children’s dentistry focuses on a wide spectrum of conditions affecting dental development in youth. With access anytime, anywhere, we offer all the children’s dentistry services you need under one network, so you can plan developmental treatment plans that foster a healthy lifestyle and provide the level of dental care your child needs.
Our team of pediatric dental professionals is here to help ease your child into their first dental experience, and give you peace of mind about your child’s long-term oral health amid your hectic schedule. We specialize in providing a warm environment to care for infants and children. From regular checkups to dental emergencies, we help protect the smiles of our younger patients, so you and your kids can be your own kind of great.
The benefits of seeing a children’s dentist as soon as their first tooth arrives cannot be overstated. It is recommended that a child’s first visit to the dentist take place when the first tooth erupts in the mouth and no later than age 1 to 2, according to the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Since decay in baby teeth increases the risk of decay in permanent teeth, it is paramount to start your son or daughter off on the right path with respect to dental health and hygiene.
The Great Expressions Tooth Team, led by Mighty Molar, is always around to help kids prepare for a trip to the dentist, with plenty of everyday tips and tricks to keep brushing and flossing fun. We’re always there for you in an emergency, as well. Whether it’s a toothache, objects trapped between the teeth, or chipped, broken, or lost teeth, our children’s dentists are here to help. Locate a pedodontist near you.
What to Expect at an Appointment
- Your child will be introduced to the office. We want them to comfortable about being in a dental office for the first time
- You will be provided with educational information about your child’s developmental oral health, and how to protect their budding teeth at home
- Their mouth may be given a gentle examination to make sure there are no early warning signs for oral complications
Whether your dental care is for your family, a new smile for your next interview, braces for your future, or dentures to eat your favorite food, ﬁnancing your dental care at Great Expressions Dental Centers is as easy as smiling.
CALCULATE YOUR PAYMENT
During your initial consultation, your orthodontists will be able to determine your cost of treatment based on your specific needs. There are many factors that affect your cost of treatment, including the complexity and severity of your problem and the required length of treatment. The average cost of braces ranges from $3,500 to $8,000, with the national average at about $5,000.
There are many different agreements between insurance carriers and their subscribers; each contract provides a different benefit. Orthodontic insurance usually has a lifetime maximum for orthodontic services. This benefit is paid as a percentage of the orthodontic fee (diagnostic records, initial fee, monthly payments, etc.) until the benefit maximum has been reached. Contact your insurance company directly to find out more information regarding your orthodontic benefits.
A FSA allows you to set aside a portion of your paycheck to pay for eligible medical expenses. This is deducted from your paycheck, not subjected to payroll taxes, and transferred directly into your FSA.
Health Spending Amount
A HSA is a pre-tax benefit account used to pay for eligible medical, dental, and vision care expenses that aren't covered by your insurance plan.
YOUR ESTIMATED MONTHLY PAYMENT
This payment tool is provided to create an estimate of your monthly cost of orthodontic treatment and is provided to you "as-is." Payments cannot exceed estimated treatment months. For actual treatment costs, please schedule a consultation with one of our board certified orthodontists.
When you finance with CareCredit, you get the dental treatment you need, with zero down or minimal up-front investment.
We Accept Your Insurance
Great Expressions is In-Network with most providers, and participates with PPO and DHMO programs.
Smile Protection Plan®
The Great Expressions Dental Plan offers dental discounts without deductibles or precertification limitations.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a Pedodonist?
A pedodontist is a dentist who has received specialized education and training following dental school and has earned a specialty degree or certification in dentistry for infants, children, teens, and children with special needs.
Why would I need a Pedodontist?
Pedodontists perform a wide range of dental services: from infant oral exams to care for dental injuries. Please contact your local Great Expressions office for additional information.
At what age should I take my child for their first dental appointment?
The first treatment for children is generally recommended by one year of age. Many dentists are now recommending infants be brought into the office to review home care with parents, what to expect in the oral development, and what to look out for. A healthy head start to oral care can last a lifetime.
patient success stories
- GEDC PatientI hadn't seen a dentist in 6 years and was scared to go to the dentist. I got in the same day I called! The staff was very kind, attentive, and thorough.
- GEDC PatientOne of the single best dentist appointments I've ever had. The entire staff was helpful, kind, and understanding.
- GEDC PatientFrom the front office team to the hygienist to the dental assistants, everyone is nice, professional and goes out of their way to make you comfortable.
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