Early Orthodontic Treatment For Children

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Orthodontics For Children

A perfect smile doesn’t always happen all by itself. Sometimes it needs a nudge in the right direction. Sometimes, of course, kids need braces. Even if your child’s teeth look great, we strongly recommend an early screening for all children. Aesthetics is not the only thing we are good at, function is #1 and we want to make sure that your child is set up to keep their teeth for their entire lifetime. Timing is very important in orthodontics, early screening can help simplify future treatment. Most of these screening appointments will simply wind up with some free advice. However, if your child does end up needing treatment, then catching issues early will help save your son or daughter from a complicated future.

When should my child see an orthodontist?

Early treatment can help reduce the complexity of future orthodontic treatment for your child. The Canadian Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child's first visit to an orthodontist happens by age 7. This is an important age when children are starting to transition from primary to permanent dentition. An early assessment will highlight any underlying issues. A child who has no underlying issues will have their growth and development monitored. Alternatively, a proactive intervention can be necessary to set up a favourable growth environment for your child and help reduce the complexity of treatment in the future.

The benefits of early treatment

At South Surrey Smiles, we are committed to creating a fun and encouraging early orthodontic experience for your child. During the visit, your child will learn about orthodontics and what he or she can expect to happen at South Surrey Smiles in the future. We promise a relaxed, fun and friendly environment. It's the perfect opportunity for a really positive dental experience for your child!

Get a head start on your child's care and contact our office today.