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Do braces interfere with special needs patients?

Many parents of special needs children, or adult patients with special needs, are concerned that traditional braces will interfere with other treatments their special needs family member may be involved with. At 360 Orthodontics, we make YOU the priority, and build a treatment plan around you (or your family members) specific needs and concerns. We will take the time needed to learn about any special needs that may impact treatment, and we will work with you to find a treatment solution that meets your needs, while respecting any special needs you may have. Whether your special needs are physical, psychological or social, our caring and compassionate staff will work to find the perfect treatment solution for you.

Orthodontic patients with special needs include the elderly, individuals with mobility issues, individuals with mental illness, patients with complex medical problems and children with emotional or behavioral issues. At 360 Orthodontics, we know that above all, what special needs patients need is an experienced and competent doctor, and our staff are some of the best in the area. Special needs patients are likely to have individualized needs, which our office will be happy to work towards accommodating. We house some of the top orthodontist Los Angeles has to offer and our office is well equipped for most physical disabilities.

When looking for a dentist or orthodontist to treat patients with special needs, you may want to ask whether or not the prospective orthodontist office has attended any state or national training sessions geared towards treating patients with special needs, whether the orthodontic office is open to working outside of normal business hours for special needs patients, and whether your orthodontist and their staff are interested in taking the time that may be needed to develop a relationship with the special needs patient.

Popular accommodations for special needs patients include shorter appointment times, off-hour appointment times for individuals with social special needs, flexible scheduling, sedation for longer appointments or procedures, and caregiver or case manager involvement in the treatment plan.

If you, or a loved one, has special needs, we urge you to call our office to set up a free consultation. Our highly trained and skilled staff are experienced dental caregivers, and we are happy to work with you to create a custom tailored treatment plan that takes into account and respects any special needs you have.