Frequently Asked Questions
When you’re bringing your daughter or son to a new dental practice for the first time, it’s understandable to our team that you most likely have some questions or concerns about what you both can expect. At Victoria Pediatric Dental & Orthodontics, we’re always happy to help put your mind at ease. Below, you’ll find answers to some of the most common questions we receive; if you’re still left wondering about something even after reading this, please contact our Victoria, TX location today.
Do you treat dental emergencies?
Yes! If your child is complaining of serious mouth pain or an injury, let us know right away. Our doctors can provide guidance over the phone and squeeze them into our schedule as soon as possible for an emergency appointment.
What ages do you see?
We see children from infancy all the way up to young adulthood! Our treatment options can be personalized to meet a wide range of needs, and our doctors are well-versed in the changing priorities of smiles as your loved ones age.
Can you help my child improve their smile’s appearance?
While our menu of services is primarily focused on helping children achieve and maintain excellent oral health, many of them have additional cosmetic benefits as well. For example, we use tooth-colored composite resin for our dental fillings, and our orthodontic options can leave self-conscious patients with straighter, more confident teeth as well.
My child is against the idea of wearing metal braces. Is there another option?
Yes, there is. In addition to traditional braces, our team offers clear/ceramic braces, Invisalign Teen, and other image-friendly options.
Can you treat children who are frightened of the dentist’s office?
Definitely. We offer calming sedation techniques that can help even our most anxious patients feel genuinely relaxed over the course of their procedures. During their first visit, we can review these options with parents thoroughly so that they understand the process and can select the sedation that will complement their child’s needs best.
Do you accept dental insurance?
Victoria Pediatric Dental & Orthodontics is happy to work with basically all PPO insurance plans, and we will file claims on your family’s behalf in order to help you receive reimbursement smoothly. We take Medicaid and CHIP too!
What should I do if I don’t currently have dental insurance?
You might be able to arrange a no-stress payment plan through CareCredit! Additionally, in-house options are available that can spread your final cost for certain procedures over a set number of months. Our team can discuss both of these choices with parents in greater detail during a first consultation.