pediatric Orthodontist in Glendale, AZ
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Paseo Ranch Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics provides a comprehensive array of children’s dentistry. Call, text, email or even stop by and see for yourself.
Paseo Ranch pediatric orthodontist in Glendale, is just the children’s dentist you’ve been looking for!
Dr. Chrissy Triggs
Orthodontist in Glendale, AZ
Dr. Triggs enjoys interacting with and treating patients of all ages. She is a firm believer that a confident smile lights up a room and she works hard to give her patients excellent orthodontic care. After completing dental school in Arizona, Dr. Triggs received her Masters and certificate in orthodontics from the University of Colorado.
She couldn’t be happier to be back in Phoenix with her husband. Dr. Triggs other interests include traveling, enjoying the sunshine, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Kara Benkovich
Orthodontist in Glendale, AZ
“Dr. Kara” is a general dentist Hailing from Buffalo, New York. However, while attending dental school here in Arizona, she knew she couldn’t leave the Arizona sun! After graduating cum laude from High Point University in North Carolina, Dr. Kara received her Doctor Dental Medicine degree as well as her Masters in public health from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health through A. T. Still University. She loves children and although a general dentist, she has dedicated her time to treating children.
Dr. Kara stays heavily involved in the dental community, particularly with her work as an executive board member for the Arizona Oral Cancer Awareness Walk held annually at the Phoenix Zoo, the Arizona Missions of Mercy dental clinics, Give Kids a Smile events at ASDOH, and serving as a chapter advisory board member for NAU’s Kappa Delta sorority.
Outside of the office, you can find her reading (she reads almost ten books a month!), working on calligraphy, playing pickleball, and cheering on the Buffalo Bills. She is also excited and in the busy planning stages for her upcoming November wedding!
Dr. Kara is passionate about pediatric dentistry. She loves to help lay a strong foundation for a lifetime of optimal oral health and create happy smiles from the start of childhood. She cares about connecting on a deeper level with every child she treats. Her upbeat personality ensures both kids and parents are excited and comfortable during all visits and truly makes each family feel like they are hanging out with a friend.
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Traditional Orthodontics from Our Dentist Near You
Do you want to learn more? If so, our dentist in Glendale, AZ, is here to answer all of your questions. During your appointment, we’re also happy to discuss how metal braces and other treatment options have different pros and cons to their treatment modalities so that you can make the choice that’s best for your family’s lifestyle and budget.
Making an Appointment is Easy
Are you curious to know which treatment option is best for your child’s smile? Making an appointment for that consultation is easy! Simply use our convenient online booking tool to schedule an appointment that will work best for you. We’ll also be happy to discuss orthodontic treatment when you’re in our office for any one of the other treatments we provide.
How long do you have to wait between braces adjustments?
It is typically recommended that patients wait between four and six weeks in between braces adjustments. This allows the teeth to properly adjust to the new position and decreases the risk of potential complications. In some cases, your orthodontist may recommend a shorter or longer waiting period depending on your individual treatment plan.
What should I do if a bracket comes off my braces?
If a bracket comes off your braces, it is important to contact your orthodontist as soon as possible. They will be able to determine whether or not the bracket needs to be reattached or replaced. In some cases, you may be able to temporarily reattach the bracket yourself using orthodontic wax.
What are some common side effects of braces?
The most common side effect of wearing braces is discomfort. This is usually temporary and can be alleviated by taking over-the-counter pain medication. Some other potential side effects include gum irritation, mouth sores, and difficulty eating.
Can I switch orthodontists after treatment?
It is typically recommended that patients finish treatment with the same orthodontist that they started with. However, in some cases, it may be possible to switch orthodontists. This decision should be made in consultation with your current orthodontist and the new orthodontist to ensure a smooth transition of care.
Will braces interfere with playing an instrument?
Wearing braces should not interfere with playing an instrument. However, it is important to take extra care to clean the teeth and braces thoroughly to prevent any buildup of food or plaque.
What are some tips for taking care of my braces?
Some tips for taking care of your braces include: brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing daily, avoiding hard and chewy foods, and wearing a mouthguard when playing sports. It is also important to attend all of your orthodontist appointments to ensure that your braces are properly adjusted.
What are some common misconceptions about braces?
Some common misconceptions about braces include: that they are painful, that they are only for children, and that they are expensive. However, braces are typically not painful, and they can be worn by people of all ages. While the cost of braces varies depending on the individual treatment plan, there are many financing options available to make treatment more affordable.
How many times do you have to go to the orthodontist before getting braces?
There is no set number of times that you have to go to the orthodontist before getting braces. The decision to start treatment will be made after a thorough examination and consultation with your orthodontist.
How long on average do braces stay on?
The average time that braces stay on is two to three years. However, this can vary depending on the individual patient.
Do I need a referral from my dentist to see an orthodontist?
No, you do not need a referral from your dentist to see an orthodontist. You can schedule an appointment with an orthodontist directly.
What is the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist?
The main difference between an orthodontist and a dentist is that orthodontists specialize in the treatment of dental and facial irregularities. They complete two to three years of additional training after dental school to qualify for certification.