Pre-Orthodontic Visit: Guidance of Developing Dentition

Pre-Orthodontic Visit: Guidance of Developing Dentition

All children should obtain pre-orthodontic guidance regarding developing dentition within the mouth. “Dentition” refers to the way that the teeth are arranged and their overall condition. Here at Richmond Pediatric Dentistry, we offer early check-ups to ensure that...
Space Maintainers in Pediatric Dentistry

Space Maintainers in Pediatric Dentistry

A child’s little teeth have many big responsibilities. Biting, chewing, speaking correctly, and guiding permanent teeth into the right position In some instances, an injury or dental disease can cause these little teeth to fall out prematurely. This is where space...
How Do I Know If My Child Needs Braces?

How Do I Know If My Child Needs Braces?

Orthodontic issues have the potentially to negatively impact your child’s overall oral health so, as a parent, it is very important to identify the signs that your child needs braces. What are Braces? Braces straighten teeth. We know that. Additionally, these devices...
Is Your Child a Thumb Sucker?

Is Your Child a Thumb Sucker?

It isn’t uncommon for young children to develop the habit of sucking their thumbs. Some even start thumpsucking in the womb. It is comforting to them and helps them deal with stress, boredom and tiredness. Though it isn’t always a cause of problems with a child’s...
Types of Braces Available for Teenage Patients

Types of Braces Available for Teenage Patients

Teenagers that have a less-than-favorable smile are more likely to suffer from low self-esteem and confidence levels. There are several reasons why a teen’s smile may not reflect the optimal level of beauty, but the most common are misalignments, injuries, oral health...
First Orthodontist Visit? Here’s What you Should Know.

First Orthodontist Visit? Here’s What you Should Know.

The First Pediatric Orthodontist Consultation Being told your child could benefit braces might be overwhelming news. Rest assured, the pediatric dentist will help you and your child through every step of the process. The office staff will support you by answering...