It is recommended by The Canadian Association of Orthodontists for children to see an orthodontist as early as age seven. An Orthodontist will evaluate whether your child will need orthodontic treatment at this time, or educate you as to timing future orthodontic treatment, if needed.
Early treatment (also known as Phase-One) typically begins around age eight or nine (Phase-Two will begin around age 11 or older). Our goal in early interceptive orthodontic treatment is to correct and control the growth of the jaw and certain bite problems, such as an underbite since the patient is still undergoing facial and dental growth. Early treatment helps to make room for permanent teeth to come in correctly, lessening the chance of extractions in the future and sometimes even avoiding the need for Phase-Two treatment.
Your child may be in need of an orthodontic examination if he or she:
Interceptive orthodontic treatment can bring about the following benefits:
We recommend that you bring in your child for a complimentary consultation. We can also book you for a separate appointment so we can discuss your child’s treatment options and associated costs in more detail.