Patients with Special Needs

Providing comprehensive orthodontic care to patients who have special healthcare needs is an important aspect of the specialty of orthodontics. We value the unique qualities of each smile we treat, and seek to ensure a beautiful, healthy smile for all, regardless of developmental disability or other healthcare issues.

Special needs may refer to “any physical, developmental, mental, sensory, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional impairment or limiting condition that requires medical management, healthcare intervention, and/or use of specialized services or programs.” Whether your child’s condition is congenital, developmental, or the result of disease or trauma, we can provide guidance and raise awareness about his or her special orthodontic care needs.

Orthodontic care for patients with special needs requires specialized knowledge acquired by additional training, as well as increased awareness and attention, adaptation, and accommodative measures beyond routine treatment. At our office, we have the experience necessary to provide suitable orthodontic care while keeping in mind the unique nature of the special needs patients we see.

It is our goal to create an orthodontic home for your child, where treatment can be delivered safely, and a wonderful smile can be achieved.