At Grayslake Orthodontics, we are proud to provide an inclusive, tailored orthodontic experience for patients with special needs and their loved ones. Our highly experienced team takes the time to get to know each patient so they will have a friendly face through every step of their orthodontic journey. Call our office today to schedule a free consultation.
The right orthodontic treatment can go a long way towards helping your child lead a healthier, happier life. Not only does it boost the self-confidence of many of our patients, it also results in a more functional bite and easier chewing. Dr. Ben will work with his patients and their loved ones to explore different orthodontic treatments and recommend the best approach. After Dr. Ben finished dental school, he completed a hospital-based residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where a major focus of the program is treating special needs patients.
For patients with sensory processing issues, the smells, sounds, and sights of an orthodontic office can often be unpleasant. To help ensure a comfortable and productive appointment, our team can adjust lighting levels, provide more neutral scents throughout the common spaces, and limit noise as much as possible. If a patient finds a certain kind of music soothing, let us know – if you bring it along, we’ll be happy to play it!
We’re here to help. Give us a call to let us know if you or a loved one have any special requirements or requests before coming into the office for your appointment. Above all else, our top priority is to help you or your loved one feel genuinely comfortable.
In some instances, it may also be worthwhile to explain to them what will happen at the visit and roleplay it at home! By letting the patient play both the “orthodontist” and “patient” role, they’ll start to feel more at ease about the process. This will ultimately help to set the stage for a positive experience when they arrive at our office.
The SEDOL organization (Special Education District of Lake County) is very close to our hearts at Grayslake Orthodontics. They provide critical educational and support programs to children with special needs and their families. Our office is happy to provide important care to the kids they serve, and we regularly participate in fundraising opportunities to raise money for the organization. Are you interested in learning more about SEDOL and the work we do with them? Just ask us! We’d love to share some of our favorite stories.