Pediatric Dental Office Policies, Nesconset NY

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


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    What happens when I bring my child in for an initial orthodontic consultation?

    At the initial consultation visit, the orthodontist will examine your child, take any necessary photographs and X-rays and come up with a treatment plan tailored specifically for your child.

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    How long does my child have to wear braces?

    The average treatment time for most cases is about 1-2 years. Factors that impact treatment time include: age of the patient, complexity of the bite, as well as compliance with appointments and proper home care.

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    What is Invisalign?

    Invisalign is a series of clear plastic aligners used to straighten teeth. The advantages of Invisalign include: esthetics, ease of brushing and flossing, few dietary restrictions and few emergency appointments. However, not everyone is a candidate for Invisalign. Our orthodontists will determine whether or not you or your child is a candidate and review all the options for treatment.

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    Why should I choose the orthodontists at AMPD for my family’s orthodontic care?

    Our board certified orthodontists work closely with your child’s pediatric dentists (a benefit of being in the same building!) allowing us to coordinate the best possible dental care for your child.

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    Do the orthodontists at AMPD treat adults/parents too?

    We get this question a lot! Yes, the orthodontists at AMPD all have a great deal of experience treating parents too! As a matter of fact, moms/dads and their children love going through the experience of orthodontic treatment together!