CHECK YOUR CHILD’S SMILE TODAY!

Early detection will save you time and money!

According to recommendations by the American Association of Orthodontists, children as young as 7 years of age, should have their mouths checked for overcrowding, overbites and under bites. This will allow us to lay out a longer term plan for your child.

For children with crowding, finger or thumb habits, crossbites, protruding front teeth, “underbites,” “overbites” or other alignment problems early treatment can be very advantageous. The benefits of timely orthodontic treatment for your child may include:
Reduce or eliminate the need to extract permanent teeth

  • Reduce or eliminate the need for future jaw surgery
  • Lower the risk of injury to protruded front teeth
  • Correct harmful oral habits
  • Improve the smile/self confidence
  • Improve speech development
  • Influence growth of the jaws in a positive manner
  • Reduce appearance-consciousness during critical developmental years
  • Improve the width of the dental arches
  • Simplify and shorten treatment time for full braces
  • Increase the stability of final treatment results
  • Reduce the likelihood of impacted permanent teeth
  • Guide permanent teeth into more favourable positions
  • Improve lip closure
  • Preserve or gain space for erupting permanent teeth
  • Reduce potential for damage to jaw joints

Becoming accustomed to an orthodontist, the office and the staff can also alleviate anxiety when it comes time to start orthodontic treatment. The orthodontist and patient are also able to choose the most opportune time for corrective treatment to begin.

With these facts in mind, we hope you will have all your children examined by age 7 so that we can give your family the optimal dental care they deserve.

A stitch in time saves nine

when being pro-active is really more conservative…

Interceptive treatment can:

  • Preserve or gain space for erupting permanent teeth, obviating the need for extractions
  • Lower the risk of injury to protruded front teeth
  • Correct harmful oral habits
  • Improve the smile / self-confidence during critical developmental years
  • Correct impacting permanent teeth and eliminate the need for surgery
  • Improve the width of the jaw arches
  • Simplify, shorten braces treatment time or completely eliminate the need for braces by guiding permanent teeth into better positions
  • Influence the growth of the jaws in a positive manner, reducing or eliminating the need for future jaw surgery
  • Increase the stability of future treatment results