Everything About Cosmetic Dentistry For Children

Kids may need cosmetic care for the same reasons as adults. If they have misshapen, stained, or uneven teeth, kids and teenagers may feel self-conscious about their teeth, and hide their smile around others. This can hurt their self-esteem and their confidence as they grow.

Cosmetic dentistry is also a great option after orthodontics. Once your child’s teeth have been straightened, procedures like teeth whitening and dental bonding can make their teeth look absolutely perfect, and give them a bright, shiny, and healthy smile. To learn more and see if cosmetic dentistry is right for your child or teen, just contact South OC Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics for a consultation with Dr. John Delorme.

What To Expect During Their Appointment

At your child’s cosmetic dentistry appointment, Dr. Delorme will have an open, honest discussion with them about how their teeth make them feel. He will also conduct a comprehensive oral exam to learn more about their oral health, and decide what treatments may be right for them.

Then, you’ll get a customized treatment recommendation from South OC Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics. You can choose to schedule your child’s next appointment and get started right away, and they’ll be on their way to a picture-perfect smile.

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Cosmetic Treatment Options For Children

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

Take-home teeth whitening is great for kids and teens with busy schedules. In this procedure, Dr. Delorme will make a set of reusable, custom whitening trays. Then, your child will use a set of whitening products and their whitening trays to whiten their smile in the comfort of their own home. They’ll usually wear the trays for about an hour a day for 2-3 weeks. This is a great option if you know your child will be diligent about wearing their trays.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

In-office whitening is great for special events like senior photos or graduation. In this treatment, Dr. Delorme will whiten your child’s teeth by 5-10 shades in a single appointment. Using powerful whiteners and UV light, he can provide amazing results for kids of all ages.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is used to reshape and improve your child’s teeth. In this procedure, Dr. Delorme will add tooth-colored dental resin to your child’s tooth. He will trim, sculpt, shape, and mold this resin to fix issues like minor chips, uneven teeth, small teeth, and more. Dental bonding doesn’t require any enamel removal, and it’s also fast and affordable, so it’s a great option for kids and teens.

Enameloplasty

Also sometimes called “shaping and contouring,” this procedure involves gently removing thin layers of enamel from some of your child’s teeth. It can be used to smooth out tiny chips, reshape pointed teeth, and create a more even, pleasing smile. It’s often used alongside dental bonding to provide the best results.

Cosmetic Treatment Options For Children

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

Take-home teeth whitening is great for kids and teens with busy schedules. In this procedure, Dr. Delorme will make a set of reusable, custom whitening trays. Then, your child will use a set of whitening products and their whitening trays to whiten their smile in the comfort of their own home. They’ll usually wear the trays for about an hour a day for 2-3 weeks. This is a great option if you know your child will be diligent about wearing their trays.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

In-office whitening is great for special events like senior photos or graduation. In this treatment, Dr. Delorme will whiten your child’s teeth by 5-10 shades in a single appointment. Using powerful whiteners and UV light, he can provide amazing results for kids of all ages.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is used to reshape and improve your child’s teeth. In this procedure, Dr. Delorme will add tooth-colored dental resin to your child’s tooth. He will trim, sculpt, shape, and mold this resin to fix issues like minor chips, uneven teeth, small teeth, and more. Dental bonding doesn’t require any enamel removal, and it’s also fast and affordable, so it’s a great option for kids and teens.

FAQs

Is My Child A Good Candidate For Cosmetic Dentistry?

If your child’s mouth is healthy but they have issues like minor tooth chips, stains, uneven teeth, or similar cosmetic flaws, cosmetic dentistry may be right for them. However, they may not qualify if they need orthodontic care, or if they have serious oral health problems like gum disease, cavities, or infected teeth.

The best way to find out if your child is a good candidate for treatment is to schedule an appointment with a Mission Viejo cosmetic dentist, such as Dr. John Delorme at South OC Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics. We’re always accepting new patients, and we’d love to meet you and your family.

What are the signs of an infection after a wisdom tooth extraction?

If an infection of the incision occurs, it’s a dental emergency and you need to contact an emergency unit. Common symptoms include: bad smell, swelling of the gums, puss coming out of the area, fever, pain that is not relieved by medication.

What can I eat after a wisdom tooth extraction?

It’s recommended to stay away from spicy food, hard foods, seeds or foods with small bits that might get stuck in the incision area. Eat cooler, softer foods like ice cream, fruit puree, soups, pasta, boiled and mashed vegetables etc.

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If you have pain or discomfort in the wisdom tooth area, contact us. South OC Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics is well-equipped to evaluate and perform wisdom tooth extraction, with great results each time.

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