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Special Needs services offered in San Clemente CA

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as those with anxiety and physical disabilities, may find it difficult or overstimulating to get the orthodontic services they need in a conventional setting. At Brandon Orthodontics in San Clemente, California, Alex Brandon, DDS, helps patients with special needs by offering accommodations like special one-on-one appointments and the company of a friendly office therapy dog. To start planning orthodontic treatment with personalized considerations for special needs, call Brandon Orthodontics or schedule an appointment online today.

Special Needs Q & A

What are special needs?

Special needs are physical, mental, and developmental conditions that need extra consideration and accommodations in various settings, including the dentist’s or orthodontist’s office. Brandon Orthodontics has the tools and expertise to work with both children and adults with special needs who need orthodontic care. 

The providers at Brandon Orthodontics are kid-friendly and can make special arrangements for individuals with a wide range of different special needs. They can tailor an individualized treatment plan if you or your child has special needs due to:

  • Rett syndrome
  • Autism
  • Anxiety
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Down syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Alzheimer’s or dementia

The goal of special needs orthodontic care is to make you or your child as comfortable as possible while getting the treatments and follow-ups as needed. Your providers go over the options with you to personalize your experience. 

What accommodations are available for special needs?

Brandon Orthodontics offers accommodations and services designed to make orthodontic care efficient and comfortable for you or your child with special needs. Your providers offer in-depth communication and compassion at every visit and during every treatment. 

Office therapy dog

Rayne, the friendly office therapy dog, is always available to make you or your child feel more welcome, comfortable, and content while visiting Brandon Orthodontics. 

Sensory accommodations

If you or your child with special needs is sensitive to the sounds or bright lights of an orthodontic office, Brandon Orthodontics can address those sensitivities. Headphones, sunglasses, and other equipment may be available to make the experience more tolerable. 

What should I expect when I come in for a special needs orthodontic appointment?

The providers at Brandon Orthodontics understand that not every patient with special needs can be accommodated in the same manner. Because of this, they sit down for an in-depth conversation with you about the needs of you or your child before the treatment process starts. 

You or your child has the opportunity to get familiar with the office, greet the office therapy dog, and get to know the team. Your providers talk to you about the procedures in your plan in easy-to-understand terms and tell you which accommodations they’ll make concerning your special needs. 

If you or your child needs orthodontic treatment that acknowledges and accommodates your special needs, call Brandon Orthodontics or request a consultation online today.