Children's Orthodontic Treatment
Orthodontic treatment for children is also known as ‘early intervention’ or ‘Phase I treatment’ and can begin as early as age 7.
At this age, your child’s teeth and jaw are still developing and certain orthodontic concerns may be easier to address.
The Canadian Association of Orthodontists recommends early consultations to identify orthodontic issues in children and plan for treatment as soon as possible.
Our early treatment options and less invasive measures for children are designed to help avoid the need for surgery later in life.
If required, we can develop a customized treatment plan to map out Phase I and Phase II Treatments to protect your child’s oral health.
We understand that starting orthodontic treatment can be daunting for both parents and children, and welcome any questions you may have about your child’s orthodontic issues or treatment.
How can my child benefit from early orthodontic treatment?
Treating orthodontic issues while your child is young can influence their jaw growth and facial symmetry and reduce crowding of teeth. It can also eliminate the need for tooth extractions, oral surgery and treatment later in life. Their treatment time with braces may also be reduced.