Kids dental, vision, orthodontics on Colorado Springs Austin Bluffs Pkwy

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Monday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Monday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Kid-Friendly Care Made Easy

Give your kids the care they deserve.
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Fun for kids, convenient for parents.

WHY academy-kids ?

We make quality kid-care easy with fun-filled offices, caring staff and convenient scheduling. Plus we accept Medicaid and most insurance plans, so your kids get the care they need at little or no cost to you.

We're here to care for your kids.

Our team knows and loves kids. We go out of our way to help your kids understand every step of the process. Our fun, kid-friendly play areas and treatment areas are designed to take every visit from, "Oh no!" to "Let's go!"

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Medicaid and most insurance accepted.

We want to provide the best possible care for your kids—and take Medicaid and most insurance plans. In fact, most care at our locations is delivered at little or no cost to you. This makes it easier for parents to get great care for their kids.

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Our team is here for your family.

Our teams are in it for the kids. We believe every child deserves great care and love providing that care to your kids. From explaining every procedure in language kids can understand to recognizing great kids, our teams are here for you.

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We make it easy to get great care for your kids.

Whether you're bringing in one child for a single service or five kids for multiple appointments—we make it easy to schedule and get them in and out fast. Plus, we have fun diversions for children to keep kids who aren't being treated busy.

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OUR CARE PROVIDERS

Our providers are caring professionals who are dedicated to kids. They are committed to helping parents and kids understand their health and well-being.

HEALTHY KIDS

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How to Choose a Dentist for Your Child

As soon as your child gets his or her first tooth, it’s time to go to the dentist. Choosing the right dentist for your baby is an important decision. You want a provider with the skills and temperment to treat children as young as one year.

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Your Child’s Dental Health Timeline

Every parent wants their child to be strong and healthy.

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Frequently asked questions

Is orthodontic care covered by Medicaid? By other insurance?

Medicaid covers the cost of braces for children if it is determined that orthodontic treatment is medically necessary. Most private insurance plans also cover a fixed portion of the cost of braces for children and adults. Our orthodontic team works directly with Medicaid and other insurance providers to ensure that patients can get the care they need. We also provide very competitive pricing and have flexible payment plans for those not covered by other insurance. 

Learn more about getting braces on a budget.
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When to use local anesthesia for children?

The best choice of dental sedation or anesthesia for kids depends on several factors including the child’s age, temperament, and the amount of treatment required. Local anesthetics like lidocaine can be applied topically or injected into the gums to numb an area of the mouth.

Under the influence of local anesthetic, the area of the mouth anesthetized will not experience any sensation of pain. With use of local anesthetics, the patient is fully conscious and although, the child should not feel pain, they may still experience an element of anxiety associated with the operative 

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What dental care is covered by Medicaid?

Medicaid generally covers all needed preventive and operative dental care for children from six months to 20 years of age.

This includes twice annual dental cleanings, exams and x-rays plus fluoride treatments and sealants, fillings, crowns, spacers and other treatment that may be required to maintain or restore dental health.

When should I take my child to the dentist for the first check-up?

Your child should visit the dentist in the time frame between the eruption of their first tooth (around six months of age), and their first birthday (12 months of age). 

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Your child's dental health timeline
Preventing childhood tooth decay
 

 

How safe are dental X-rays?

Dental x-rays are among the safest medical x-rays to receive. In fact, children are exposed to more radiation just walking outside in the sun than from an x-ray administered in a dentist’s office. Advances in dental x-ray technology have made the beams from x-rays extremely focused, limiting nearly all scatter radiation. In our practice, we use state of the art equipment designed for the safety of all of our patients. Talk to your dentist about any concerns you may have. 

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How do I prevent tooth decay?

Tooth decay can be prevented with a combination of healthy diet, proper daily teeth cleaning and regular dental hygiene visits. Establish a relationship with a dentist around your child’s first birthday, so the dentist can monitor your child’s dental health and help you prevent tooth decay. At home, be sure your child brushes after breakfast and before bedtime every day for at least two minutes. Limit your child’s intake of sugary food and drinks, and starchy, refined carbohydrates.

Flossing is important when adjacent teeth are in contact. Bring your child to the dentist office for regular dental check-ups for fluoride treatments and dental sealants as an extra layer of protection.

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