by Terry Ramsey
(Wilmington, DE)

How to help an adolescent child with sensory integration disorder, oral sensitivity, and anxiety cope with orthodontic procedures, appliances, and braces.

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Oct 01, 2010
Orthodontic Procedures
by: Anonymous

I have SID but my daughter (who is 5 also has minor signs of the disorder) When she goes to the dentist they are very supportive, calming and explain everything they are doing. They let her touch the instruments before they do anything - for instance with the polisher they tried it on her hand before they put in her mouth so she knew what to expect. They also allow me to sit with her and hold her. Sometimes a weighted blanket can give them security as well. I think it is important to find a dentist and hygienist that you can explain the disorder in that they will understand you child's needs and work with you to help your child have a positive experience.

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