Children Orthodontics

Give Your Children Or Yourself The Gift Of A Beautiful Smile!

The magic of orthodontic treatment is a confident, broad, beautiful and healthy smile. Proper alignment of teeth dictates how they work together and affects the way you look and smile. Orthodontic treatment can also be carried out for purely cosmetic reasons to improve the general appearance of a person’s smile and face. Only orthodontic treatment can move teeth into the right position. Dr. Randy Singh, Dr. Marty Sekand, Dr. Ken Jandoo or Dr. Steven Schneider at Richmond Hill Dentistry have over 20 years experience in orthondontic treatment. They have helped hundreds of patients enhance the look, health and function of their smile.

Creating Beautiful, Healthy Smiles One Child at A Time!

childrenorthoAlthough patients of any age can benefit from orthodontic braces, they tend to work much quicker on pre-teens and teenagers since they are still experiencing jaw growth.  The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that all children should undergo an orthodontic evaluation around the age of seven.  An orthodontic examination may be beneficial before age seven if facial or oral irregularities are noted.

What Causes Misalignment Of Teeth?

Poorly aligned teeth often cause speaking, biting and chewing problems.  Most irregularities are genetic or occur as a result of developmental issues.  Conversely, some irregularities are acquired or greatly exacerbated by certain habits and behaviors such as:

  • Mouth breathing
  • Thumb or finger sucking
  • Prolonged pacifier use
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Poor nutrition

Orthodontic treatment may focus on improving poor positioning of teeth and bite relation or, even influence the way the face shapes and forms over time.

Benefits Of Early Orthodontic Treatment:

What are the advantages of interceptive Orthodontic treatment? Some of the most direct results of interceptive treatment are:

  • Creating room for crowded, erupting teeth
  • Creating facial symmetry through influencing jaw growth
  • Reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth
  • Preserving space for unerupted teeth
  • Reducing the need for tooth removal
  • Reducing treatment time with braces
  • Improve self-esteem & increase self-confidence

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