Orthodontics for Children

Orthodontics for Children

Along with the American Association of Orthodontists, we recommend that a child receive their first orthodontic screening by the age 8. By examining a child early, we are able to recognize potential problems early and correct them before they become more serious. This is particulary important if your child exhibits any habits such as thumb sucking or tongue thrusting.

In certain types of bite problems, early interceptive orthodontic treatment has proven to be beneficial for the overall desired result. Because a young child’s permanent teeth have not finished erupting, we are able to thoroughly evaluate the front-to-back and side-to-side tooth relationships and address any impending problems at its earliest stage.

During your child’s initial evaluation we will first determine if there are any problems that need to be addressed. The most commom are crowding, crossbites or overbites. It is probable that early treatment is not necessary at the time. However, if early treatment is indicated, we will create a personalized treatment plan for your child that will prove to be the most beneficial for his/her specific case.

Early orthodontic treatment varies between patients, but may include removable or fixed appliances that can provide more room for crowded, erupting teeth; preserve space for unerupted teeth; create facial symmetry through manipulating jaw growth; reduce the possibility of tooth extraction; and reduce overall treatment time in braces.

To find out if your child is a candidate for early interceptive treatment, contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation. 416-921-6772

72 St. Clair Avenue West
Toronto, ON M4V 1M7
t 416.921.6772
e info@foresthillortho.com
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