Orthodontic treatment can be a significant investment in your child’s future. We will be able to discuss the benefits of treatment with both of you and your child.
Although adults can successfully complete orthodontic treatment, the jaws and teeth of children often respond more favourably to orthodontic treatment. For this reason, we recommend that your child gets braces in their younger years, as soon as a dentist deems it necessary.
Signs that your child may need orthodontics
If you notice any of the following issues in your child, we recommend a consultation with us, since they could be signs that your child may benefit from orthodontics:
- Irregular, early, or late loss of baby teeth
- Difficulty biting or chewing
- Crowding or extra spacing between teeth
- Teeth and jaws are out of proportion to the rest of the face
- Frequent biting of the cheek or the inside of the mouth
- Teeth that meet abnormally
- Jaws that shift or make sounds
- Protrusion of teeth
Types of orthodontic appliances
These are usually from metal, and they’re designed to straighten your child's teeth using brackets and custom archwires. With these braces, you have the option of adding coloured elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colourful smile.
A removable appliance is used for minor tooth movements, particularly in younger children who still have baby teeth. They are also used to help correct a child’s bite.
When your child loses a baby tooth too soon, the permanent tooth can erupt in the wrong position or drift to the wrong area of the gums. If this happens, it means there isn’t enough space for the permanent tooth, hence the need for a space maintainer. A space maintainer is a dental device that leaves enough space open for permanent teeth to grow in after baby teeth are lost prematurely.
We offer payment plans for this service where an intital portion can be paid over two months and then the balance can then be paid off in monthy installements over the period of the treatment.