What are the benefits
for Children ages 7 – 12 ?
Orthodontics for Kids
For our younger patients we have a unique two-phase treatment approach. Our philosophy is to incorporate the concept of full facial enhancement and early preventative treatment rather than simply straightening teeth.
The Canadian and American Association of Orthodontists recommend that children should first be evaluated by an orthodontist around age 7 or sometimes earlier.
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t always have to wait for all the permanent teeth to come in to solve orthodontic problems. An early orthodontic examination when both permanent and baby teeth are present will allow us to detect or intercept problems early, and help ensure maximum dental and facial development for your child. Some treatment options are lost once the face and jaws have finished growing.
Our goal is to provide each patient with the most appropriate treatment at the most appropriate time. Through an early orthodontic evaluation, you’ll be giving your child the best opportunity for a healthy, beautiful smile.