City Orthodontics

Early Treatment for Kids

Improving Young Smiles With Toronto & North York Kids Braces!

At City Orthodontics, we want to be your family’s first choice in a GTA orthodontist! Drs. Pablo Kimos and Willy Dayan are proud to offer high quality, individualized orthodontic care to patients of all ages using the most popular and effective treatment options like metal and clear braces and the revolutionary Invisalign System.

You probably know that it’s never too late to begin orthodontic treatment, but when it comes to your child’s teeth, did you know that earlier treatment may be better than later? We encourage parents and caregivers to bring their children into our office for their first orthodontic evaluation by the age of seven. This first visit doesn’t necessarily mean that your child will need to start treatment right away. However, this early evaluation does give your child the best opportunity to enjoy going through life with a healthy and beautiful smile.

Timely Orthodontic Care for Kids

Our practice agrees wholeheartedly with the recommendation made by both the Canadian and American Association of Orthodontists that states all kids should see an orthodontist by the age of seven. By this age, the permanent back molars are in place to establish the back bite. This is when a Toronto kids orthodontist can detect any potential orthodontic issues.

Often times, our orthodontists recommend early interceptive treatment if we find problems with the development of the jaws and/or teeth. Early treatment can prevent some problems from developing that can be too late to treat once all the permanent teeth have come in.

How Your Child Can Benefits from Early Treatment

When orthodontic problems are detected and treated early in life, the treatment is very likely to be highly successful. There are some issues with the growth of the jaw that must be addressed early before the jaw stops growing and developing. In many cases, jaw misalignment problems cannot be treated successfully once all the permanent teeth are in, at around the age of 12.

If we determine that your child does not require early interceptive treatment during his or her visit to our office, we’ll still monitor his/her growth and development so we can begin treatment when the time is right.

Advantages of Interceptive Treatment

There are many advantages associated with interceptive orthodontic treatment including:

  • Can create room in the mouth for crowded, erupting teeth
  • Can create facial symmetry by influencing jaw growth
  • Can reduce the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth
  • Can eliminate the need to have healthy teeth extracted
  • Can hold space open for teeth that have yet to erupt through the gums
  • Can shorten the time spent wearing braces

Is Your Child a Candidate for Early Treatment?

The only way to find out if your child can benefit from wearing North York kids braces is to have him/her undergo a thorough orthodontic examination. However, generally speaking, kids with the following common malocclusions aka “bad bites” typically make good candidates for early treatment:

  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crowded teeth

Visit Your Toronto Children’s Orthodontist

City Orthodontics proudly serves the greater Toronto area including downtown, North York, Midtown, and Scarborough. We offer our exceptional orthodontic treatment to patients of all ages because we believe that everyone deserves to enjoy all the benefits that come with having a healthy and attractive smile! To set up your child’s early evaluation, please give us a call at 416-222-3223 or contact us online. We’re looking forward to meeting you and your child soon!