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Aug 4, 2022

Treatments

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How Great Smiles Stay Strong

Comprehensive care is at the core of Great Smiles. That’s why we offer a wide variety of dental services for children – so you always know that we have a solution to get your kid back on track for a healthy smile! Take a look at everything we offer for awesome care.

Preventive Treatments

Sealants Sealants are a super simple way to protect teeth and keep away decay. Sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of the teeth and generally last about 3 to 5 years. For the best results, stay away from chewing ice or hard candy!

Fluoride
Fluoride is a substance that helps teeth remineralize and resist decay. Regularly drinking fluoridated water, when combined with proper brushing and flossing, can significantly lower your risk for tooth decay. Pediatric dentists can evaluate the level of fluoride in a primary drinking water source and recommend fluoride supplements (usually in tablets or drops), if necessary.

Restorative Treatments

Fillings Silver and tooth-colored fillings repair damaged teeth and spots where cavities have cropped up. When tooth decay does happen, we make sure to clean out the bad stuff and restore the tooth with a filling to keep it looking good and feeling strong.
Pulpotomy Sometimes, our young patients will need a pulpotomy (also called a root canal) for major decay or an injury. Don’t worry – we can remove the pulp and preserve the tooth, all while making sure that your child is relaxed and comfortable during the procedure.
Stainless Steel Crown When fillings just won’t cut it, we can fix major decay or damage with a stainless steel crown. Durable and affordable, stainless steel crowns cap the tooth to protect it and prevent further decay from causing more trouble for your child’s smile.

Additional Treatments

Extractions While extractions are a last resort, they can be necessary for orthodontic and dental care reasons, like helping tooth alignment. If we have to take out a primary tooth, we’ll use a space maintainer to make sure everything stays in the right place!

Space Maintainers
If a tooth is removed early, a space maintainer makes sure that there’s plenty of room for the permanent tooth to join the party. Without a space maintainer, teeth on either side can interfere with the new tooth – which is no fun for anyone!

Enamel Microabrasions Enamel microabrasions help teeth look their best around the clock. During this procedure, a compound is applied to the teeth to get rid of stubborn stains and discoloration. It’s easier to show off your smile when you get rid of spots that just don’t match!

Affording the Best Care

Finances should never stand in the way of getting your child or teen the best dental care in town. We want to make sure that you’re relaxed, not worried, when you visit us. Work with our team to find the best way to fit great dental care into your budget, with awesome payment options, maximized insurance benefits, and affordable solutions at every step.

Patient Reviews

"Great Smiles has been so easy to work with. Anyone who has a child or teen needing some help getting their teeth in order Great Smiles is a great place. They have really helped guide us in this adventure!" 

- Triple J Farm NC

"My kids love going to Great Smiles!  The whole staff is so friendly, loving, and patient with children. They fit us in when my daughter had an emergency cavity that our family dentist couldn’t address, and we had such a great experience that we moved our kids over to their practice for all of their dental care. Highly recommend!” 

- Sally

I’m an adult patient and have never had braces before! Great Smiles is excellent! High end technology, great kind staff and super super efficient. If you have put off getting braces…don’t. This place is very good at what they do! " 

- Tom C.

"Every aspect of my journey with them was exceptional! Truly. I was impressed with the practice at my first visit - their professionalism, knowledge, kindness…. But I leave their care even more amazed that they consistently delivered the highest level of service I have ever experienced in any medical practice. As a doctor, myself, that means a lot. Every visit I left their office feeling nurtured and grateful I had chosen Great Smiles to handle my orthodontic needs. The results of my treatment also far exceeded my expectations!” 

- Dr. Laura F.

"I started to have several issues with my teeth in my 50s and did not want traditional braces but with Invisalign I could get the results looking for without the hassle of braces. My experience at Great Smiles has been seamless, extremely helpful staff and Orthodontist exceeded my expectations and I am not even at the end of my journey. I would highly recommend this practice!" 

- Donna H. 

“The staff were cheerful and professional during every interaction. My daughter not only felt comfortable going, but EXCITED to go. We have made the decision to start coming here permanently. They genuinely care about the kiddos they see and you can tell. 

- Crystal

“Great Smiles is an amazing pediatric dentist practice. My three kids have grown up under the care of their doctors. It is so helpful to have multiple kids' appointments at one visit. We've enjoyed the consistency of having the same staff involved in their care over the years (cleanings, etc.). They are so caring. I highly recommend this practice.”

- Lisa

"It’s been five months, my teeth ARE STRAIGHT! And the care is amazing. Very thorough, courteous, and took their time answering a ton of questions. Highly recommend." 

- Rebecca R.

"My daughter needed braces and they were so accommodating. Super thankful for an orthodontist that is local and their staff is always so nice. They make it a priority to take their time to listen to any concerns. Just a wonderful experience all around. Definitely recommend to anyone who is looking to take their child for braces!" 

- Crystal J.

“Everyone at Great Smiles is great. They are always accommodating. The doctors are awesome and provides great detail when speaking with you. They were able to relieve my daughter’s anxiety as she had a chip in her tooth. She had the biggest smile when she walked out to see me. Thank you for the care you take with your patients.”

- Carol

“The best place to bring your kids!!! My 6 year old had a meltdown because only big sis had an appointment one day. So the hygienist brought my 6-year-old tableside so she could watch her sister's teeth getting cleaned. Everyone is sooo patient and kind. They really do care about your child's overall experience at the dentist. My kids have grown up in this practice and have absolutely no fear of the dentist or anything that happens at the dental office. Their manner is amazing. All the hygienists are super sweet, gentle and kind.

- Amy