Frequently Asked Questions About Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

At Park Lane Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics in the Mueller community in Austin, TX, we understand that parents and patients often have questions about pediatric dental care and orthodontic treatment. See below for answers to some of the most common questions we receive, and if you have further questions, feel free to contact our office for the answers and support you need.


Pediatric Dentistry FAQs

When should my child first visit the dentist?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children have their first dental visit by their first birthday or within six months after their first tooth appears. Early visits help in monitoring development and establishing a foundation for good oral health.

How can I prepare my child for their first dental visit?

Talk to your child about the visit in a positive, upbeat manner. Consider reading children’s books about going to the dentist. Ensure your child is well-rested, and bring along a favorite toy or blanket for comfort.

What is preventive dental care for children?

Preventive care includes regular dental check-ups, cleanings, fluoride treatments, dental sealants to protect against cavities, and education on proper brushing and flossing techniques.

How often should my child visit the dentist?

We recommend visiting the dentist every six months for a routine check-up and cleaning. These visits are essential for maintaining oral health and catching potential issues early.

What should I do in case of a dental emergency?

Contact our office immediately. We offer advice on immediate steps to take and will schedule an emergency visit if necessary to address the issue promptly.

Orthodontic Treatment FAQs

At what age should my child be evaluated for orthodontic treatment?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first orthodontic evaluation by age 7. This allows us to identify any potential issues early and plan treatment accordingly.

What are the signs that I might need orthodontic treatment?

Common signs that you could benefit from orthodontic treatment include crowded or misplaced teeth, excessive spacing, difficulty chewing or biting, or difficulty breathing. A free consultation with our orthodontist will allow us to examine your unique situation and provide our recommended solutions.

How do I choose between braces and Invisalign® treatment?

The choice depends on individual needs and preferences. Traditional braces are effective for complex issues, while Invisalign® clear aligners offer a nearly invisible solution for straightening teeth. Our orthodontist can help determine the best option based on your specific case.

Is Invisalign treatment suitable for teenagers?

Yes, Invisalign offers a specific line for teenagers called Invisalign Teen. These aligners cater to growing mouths and include features like compliance indicators to monitor wear time.

How long does orthodontic treatment take?

Treatment time varies depending on the type of treatment and the complexity of the case, but on average, it ranges from 12 to 18 months. Following instructions around the care of your appliances, maintaining good oral hygiene, and consistently wearing your clear aligners is important for staying on track with treatment timelines.

How much does orthodontic treatment cost?

We’re dedicated to making sure that orthodontic treatment is affordable and accessible to everyone who can benefit from it. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer flexible payment plans and financing options. We also offer free orthodontic consultations, which include a discussion of the options for your individual financial and insurance situation.

For more detailed information or if you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Park Lane Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics. Our team is dedicated to providing you and your family with the highest quality care and support.

The Proof is in Our Patients

5-star reviews in Austin, TX
Marbella E.
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The office is beautiful, parking instructions were made clear, they were great and patient with my family. Each staff member we spoke to communicated everything very effectively. I would definitely recommend to all my friends and family.
Pei T.
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I brought my son to his first dental appointment ever here. Dr Chang is very caring, patient and gentle with her patients. My little boy didn’t even cry during this visit! The office is very clean, modern, new and the office staff is wonderful. I highly recommend Dr Chang and this location for all your pediatric dentistry needs 🙂 They validate parking at the McBee parking garage.
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They were great, good with my son who is high functioning autism.

Contact Park Lane Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics


1900 Aldrich St, Suite 160 Austin, TX 78723

Phone: (512) 582-8218

Hours of Operation


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Parking Information

Park Lane validates garage parking for up to 2 hours! Street parking is also available for $2 per hour with a 3-hour maximum (please note that we are not able to validate street parking).

McBee District Parking Garage
1826 McBee St.
Enter from McBee Street or Robert Browning Street.

Simond Parking Garage
1601 Robert Browning St.
Enter from Robert Browning Street or Simond Avenue.

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