Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry in Lower Manhattan

Children have a variety of dental needs as they grow up. Young patients require gentle and comprehensive treatments to make sure they have beautiful, healthy teeth when they reach adulthood. At the practice of Dr. Shu Ping Rong children are given excellent dental care every step of the way. Our dental office in downtown Manhattan is state-of-the-art, clean, and staffed by a compassionate dental team. If you are looking for a dentist you can entrust your child’s care to, look no further than Dr. Shu Ping Rong DDS PC.

We provide dental care to children as young as two. Contact us to schedule an appointment!

Comprehensive Pediatric Dental Care in Lower Manhattan

Our practice offers the full suite of general dental, orthodontic, and preventive treatments your child needs to have good oral health:

Treating Cavities: Whether your child has their baby teeth or adult teeth we will remove cavities and provide tooth-colored fillings. These fillings are designed to last and have an appearance similar to natural enamel.

Tongue and Lip-Tie Care: We remove tongue-ties and lip-ties through careful frenectomies. Dr. Rong understands how these can impede proper speech development or prevent newborns from latching and will remove the extraneous tissue.

Pulpotomies: When decay has advanced deep into a child’s tooth, their dental pulp may need to be removed. Following treatment, our dental team caps the tooth with a stainless steel crown. This alleviates discomfort and stops the spread of decay.

Interceptive Braces and Appliances: Overbite, underbite, and jaw issues can be adjusted when a child reaches age seven. Interceptive care may include the use of palatal expanders or minimal braces to ensure the teeth have ample space to grow in. As the first step in orthodontic care, this kind of care may reduce the future need for braces or simplify treatment down the line.

Full Orthodontics: Children age 11 and up may need full braces to achieve a straight smile. Dr. Rong provides care that is tailored to each patient’s needs. We also offer cosmetic options, including ceramic brackets and tooth-colored wires for more discreet methods.

Invisalign Teen®: Best for responsible teens who can manage their care, Invisalign clear braces for teenagers feature indicators to make sure they are complying with treatment guidelines. With comparable pricing to normal braces, Invisalign Teen is a great option for kids who need minor to moderate orthodontic alignment.

Complete Care from Dental Cleanings to Dietary Guidance

Dr. Rong makes sure children are comfortable in her practice before ever giving them care. She addresses the dental problems or discomfort your child is facing with gentle treatments and a patient approach. By providing comprehensive dental care early on, they have the best chance at good oral health their whole lives. We introduce hygiene practices and help parents understand exactly what their child is supposed to do.

Throughout our treatment planning and education, parents are fully informed of their options and how their child’s smile is coming along. At regular visits, we will clean and polish their teeth and monitor any potential dental issues and prevent them from becoming serious. We can also offer dietary instruction, an easily-overlooked facet in your child’s oral health, and help parents come up with solutions to keep their child’s teeth cavity-free.

For all our pediatric care options or to schedule an appointment, please contact Dr. Rong, today! Our Downtown Manhattan dental practice is near Little Italy, Chinatown, and Lower East Side.