“My child suffers from dental anxiety, I am not going to bother overwhelming them by taking them to the orthodontist yet.”
Many children suffer from dental anxiety. It is a very common fear that can sometimes persist into adulthood. It is important to help kids overcome this fear at an early age. At South Surrey Smiles, we pay extra attention to the kids to make sure they feel comfortable. We promise to make them feel very special!
Orthodontics is a specialty area in the dentistry field that is specific to alignment of the teeth and jaws. Bringing kids in at an early age will help them overcome their fears and build trust. Most often with young children, the only thing required is observation. In cases when treatment is needed, it is better to catch it early. At South Surrey Smiles, we will monitor your child for free until they are ready for orthodontic treatment.
To put your mind at ease, you can let the kids know that with the advanced technology, we do not do injections or molds of your teeth at South Surrey Smiles. Our office is extremely gentle and a very pleasant environment.
If you have children that are age 7 or older, we recommend you call us to book their first visit to the orthodontist. No referral is necessary and even if you do not have any concerns, we still recommend a check-up. You will find this first consultation to be very informative. We will take some pictures of the teeth which is fun and easy! This way we can show you exactly what is happening in your child’s mouth, what baby teeth are remaining, and areas you may be missing with the toothbrush!
We look forward to your call. 604.265.6019
Dr. Lesley Williams is a Certified Specialist in Orthodontics. She grew up in Victoria, BC with her parents and two sisters.
After being awarded her Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) degree in 1989, Dr. Williams then spent six years as a dentist in general practice before deciding that she wanted to further her education by undertaking three extra years of highly specialized training in orthodontics. With her Masters in Science (Orthodontics) degree under her belt, she went on to sit the Orthodontic Specialty Fellowship exams through the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. To date, her status as an active leader in the orthodontic profession means that she holds the following qualifications and positions:
- Certified Specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
- Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada
- Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics
- Examiner for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and the American Board of Orthodontics.
- Former president of the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (representing 2900 orthodontists from the 4 western Canadian provinces and 8 western American states).
- Active member of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists.